Showing posts from September, 2021

Expressions in Ink Slimline Butterfly Handmade Card

I am so in love with this paper!  The gold veins running through each sheet makes this paper stunning!  Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper  lives up to its name.  To make this to fit in a #10 business envelope, cut the  Basic Black Cardstock  base  9 1/4" x 8" (folded to 4" x 9"  The Shaded Spruce strip of Expressions in Ink measures 2" x 9 1/4", and is matted with  Gold Foil Sheets  cut 2 1/4" x 9 1/4". This is adhered down the middle of the black base. The butterflies are from the set  Brilliant Wings Dies ,  which includes both detail and background dies for 6 different butterflies.  I cut the detail butterflies from  Gold Foil Sheets ,  and the backgrounds from Basic Black Cardstock. I adhered each butterfly with a  Fine tip glue pen ,  just down the middle of the body to allow movement.  The sentiment is from Etched in Nature,  which unfortunately did not live up to Stampin' Up! Standards,  and is not available.  The insi

Celebrate Sunflowers - in Copper! Stampin' Up! project

The Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set  from Stampin' Up! has quickly become one of my favorite stamp sets of all time! It is SO versatile - from Spring through Summer & Fall, the possibilities are endless! This card uses Copper Foil Sheets , Basic Black Cardstock , Basics Embossing Powder  (including white, clear, and black embossing powders), a Heat Tool , the Sunflower Dies , and retired Subtle Embossing Folder. I started with a  Basic Black Cardstock  base (5 1/2 x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4").  The  Copper Foil  layer is cut to 5 1/4 x 4" and embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder. I stamped the large Sunflower with  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink  on  So Saffron Cardstock , die cut it with the large Sunflower die, and used a  Sponge Dauber  with  Cajun Craze  and  Crushed Curry  Ink to gently shade the flower.  I had to go over the center of the flower several times to get  nice, dark, center, but I like how it turned out.  The matching detail sunflower & l