A few days ago I entered a card recipe swap on Stampin' Connection, an online community for Stampin' Up! demonstrators. My task was to use a product from the upcoming Summer Mini catalog. I chose the category "Mother's Day." It wasn't until after I commited to the swap that I realized that I didn't purchase many preorder items from that catalog, (Trying to use some self-control here!) The only item I had to work with was the Strength & Hope stamp set. I have two versions:
|Oops! I forgot to trim my ribbon on this one.|
The second card is actually the first one that I made. Although I do like the Paisley Petals designer series paper, something about it bothered me. That's why I created another card. Here's some neat things I did on this project:
1. I colored the taffeta ribbon by rubbing it over my baja Breeze ink pad.
2. To get that cool border around the Word Window punch, I cut one piece of card stock using the Decorative Label punch, then re-fed it the opposite way back into the punch. (Can't remember where I saw that idea to give credit.)
3. Immediately after stamping my butterflies, I poured clear embossing powder over them and heat set it. A second butterfly is on top of the first one. I simply followed the pattern on the butterfly to cut a smaller image. The antennae are "attached" to the bottom butterfly.
I'm entering this card in two challenges this week, Stamping 411 and SUO Challenges.
Stamps: Strength & Hope, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Night of Navy
Ink: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Night of Navy, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper textured impressions embossing folder, Petals-a-Plenty textured impressions embossing folder, Word Window punch, Decorative Label punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, heat tool, clear embossing powder, Whisper White taffeta ribbon, pearls, sponges, dimensionals