You Can Fly – Floating Butterfly

Happy Saturday everyone! How have you been enjoying this release? I find everything completely fabulous, especially the butterfly from the You Can Fly stamp set! I’ve been in a bit of a crafting lull, but playing with this set really brought me back.

I used a bunch of surface inks: Barbershop, Rose Garden, Construction, Street Light, Salon, Skyscraper. I decided to use them unconventionally as watercolors on watercolor paper. It worked perfectly to create a mix of colors to create this butterfly.

I wanted to make a spinner card, but it didn’t work out for whatever reason. Since I already put in so much work, I decided to still move forward and now it’s a floating butterfly card.

I also decided to use the Shades of Spring paper pad for the front of the card panel. I think the pink from the patterned paper ties together with the butterfly. 

To check out how I created this card by accident, and how I used the surface inks for this butterfly, check out my quick tutorial on YouTube.

Have a great day!

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Rainbow Stamped Background and Three Cards!!

Hello, hello Pink & Main fans!! Laurie here to share not one but THREE cards I made using a single stamped background!  This will be a rather lengthy post as I wanted to share a couple tricks along the way! So grab a coffee or tea and let’s get started!

I used the awesome new Pattern Maker stamp set and a bunch of the Pink&Main Surface Inks to create a simple striped, rainbow-ish background panel. The colours I chose were: Rose Garden, Construction, Street Light, The Park, Barbershop and Skyscraper.

The can be done with an acrylic block but I really prefer to use my Misti as it’s a lot more precise.  I started by lining up one of the stripe stamps with the aid of one of the Creative Corners (Misti accessory).  But this can easily be done using a ruler!

Once the stamp was in place, the stamping goes very quickly as you always move the paper up or down and not the stamp.  This particular stamp is 1/4″ so to get equal spacing between the lines, I simply moved the paper 2 squares on the grid paper..

Another important thing to note is that after each colour, you want to clean the stamp very well to prevent mixing of colours.  I use the Simon Says Stamp Cleaner along with a damp cloth, then take a piece of scrap paper and press it over the stamp. I find this helps remove any  residual ink.

I was so happy with the way this turned out! These inks are so vibrant and stamp beautifully!!

My initial plan was to make only one card but I wanted to see how far this one panel could go and boy, it went far!!  I used the Cloudy Frames Dies for the first cut.

We easily can make two cards. But wait!! I decided to take the Sunshine Word Die and used the outline die to cut the centre of the inner portion of the panel. Then cut the script die to cut the inside out of the border.  This sounds confusing, doesn’t it? I hope this photo explains…

So now I have the actual “sunshine” word plus a cool rainbow outline! Plus, I also decided to use the piece of cardstock that was left over from when I cut out the original Cloudy Frame!!  Because I was on a die-cutting roll, I dug through my scraps and found different shades to cut out the script sunshine a few more times.

I did a “dry run” on how I was going to make all these pieces into cards but before I put them together, I stamped/embossed a few of the sentiments from the My Sunshine stamp set onto strips of either black or white cardstock.

A few technical difficulties occurred here. First, a couple days ago my heat tool decided to stop working. I have the Ranger Heat Tool, which is good for some things, but not heat embossing. And second, I could not get a straight cut from my paper trimmer. As you can probably see from the wonkiness of my sentiment strips!

Now finally let’s have a look at the final projects!! Card one is made from the left over piece from my initial die cut with the Cloudy Frame Die. I added quite a bit of black to offset the white space!

This next card uses the largest of the rainbow pieces. The inner portion that the Cloudy Frame Die cuts. This also had the Sunshine outline cut from the centre, allowing for a different colour of cardstock to be placed inside.

And finally, the third card, which may be my favourite. This uses the actual Cloudy Frame Die itself as well as a rainbow Sunshine outline.

I just had to add sparkle and Glossy Accents to all the die cuts and add a few clear sequins for embellishments!

Thank you so much for sticking with me through this long post!  I had so much fun creating these cards and I hope you found a little inspiration today!!

Until next time…

Laurie

 

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My Tail Wags For You

Hello, fellow crafters! It’s Lynnea and I have a cute little card to share using the Diggity Dog stamps and dies and the new Pattern Maker stamp set!

 

 

I started with a standard A2 sized cardbase and repeatedly stamped one of the images from the Pattern Maker stamp set with The Park ink (isn’t this color just yummy!?) on a diagonal line. Then I cut about 1 3/4 inches off of the top of an extra piece of cardstock and stamped a sentiment onto it with Versafine Black Onyx ink from the Diggity Dog stamp set. I popped it up with fun foam on top of my card base so that it would have some dimension.

 

 

I stamped and watercolored my images from the Diggity Dog stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I glued them onto the top of the white piece of cardstock and used foam squares on the parts that overhang to keep them stable.

 

 

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this little tutorial! You could make a whole bunch of cards using different colored inks on the background! Maybe even with a rainbow of color! See you next time!

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A Butterfly Hello….

Hi everyone!!  Jackie G here!!  I’m super excited to share my card with you today using the brand new Butterfly Cover Die!!  This die is seriously amazing!!  So let’s get started and I will share how I created this card!!!

I cut the main die out on white cardstock and backed it with a light turquoise to set my scene.  I then used the smaller butterfly die to cut out a whole bunch of little guys using the Beach Babe 6×6 paper pad.  This paper is super bright and fun!!!  This card did take some time to create because of all the die-cutting but the finished product made it so worth it!!

For my sentiment I used the Hello die and cut it out in both black and hot pink cardstock, offsetting them when I adhered it to my card.

To finish the card off I used my white and black gel pen to add some highlights and pinched each butterfly forward to give them the look they are flying off the card!!  I hope you enjoy!!!  Thanks for stopping by!!

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Spread Your Wings

Hey lovelies, Tracy here with you today sharing my latest card with you.

As soon as I saw the You Can Fly Stamp set I had this idea that I wanted to create a background behind the wings, it was fun to create and I am going to share with you how I did it.

I started off creating the “base” and used Tonic Shimmer powders to do this, I wanted to it to be quite intense so I went in quite heavy handed with the powders and used a little water as I could.

Once I was happy with how it looked I left it to dry naturally, I have found with these powders thats the best way.

I then trimmed down a piece of white card stock and took the You can Fly die and die cut it out, I also die cut a piece of vellum out using the same die.

I was going to heat emboss the sentiment but sometimes you just cannot go wrong with black ink so I used the that with the Spread your wings sentiment.

I stamped the detailed stamp onto the vellum and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I really wanted dimension with these piece so I scored along the edge of the butterfly body.

I then lined the base up under the die cut area and adhered it into place. Now the tricky bit was adhering the vellum butterfly, I did use Multi Medium Matte and you can see a couple of spot through the vellum, this didn’t bother me but you could easily cover it up if it bothers you. I lined the butterfly up with the die cut area and adhered it into place.

I stuck the whole panel to a card base and was going to leave it there but it looked too clean and simple so I added some sequins to finish it off.

 

 

The wings fold flat for mailing and if you wanted to add something a little extra you could colour the wings using Copics or similar. 

This is such a pretty and versatile set that I can see becoming a firm favourite.

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Don’t forget to share your Pink & Main creations with us. There is a Facebook Group and also share with us on Instagram.

Have a great day

Tracy

 

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