Blue Butterflies

Hello crafty friends.

It’s Donna here, back again to share another butterfly card. This will be my last post shared from Australia, so I’ll see you again in a week or so from warm Japan. Don’t worry – the craft supplies are safely packed – they went in first!

I love this Butterfly Cover Die so much! Really, I could just make butterfly cards all day. With my previous cards showcasing this Die (here and here ), I coloured the butterfly bodies. This time, to give a different look, I have coloured behind the butterflies. This is actually much faster, if you’re short of time, and the effect is lovely. I think it would look wonderful with patterned papers such as this one stuck behind the butterflies too. The have blended two colours of Surface ink for all the parts of this card. These were Barbershop and Riverwalk.

I used the same two colours on the sentiment which I die cut from the Hello dies, and covered in Glossy Accents. I layered this up with three white hello die cuts to give the sentiment more dimension.

Finally, I folded the butterfly wings up nice and high, so that the colour underneath would show through.

It is such a pleasure sharing these cards with you. I hope you are enjoying the July release as much as I am!

Until next time, happy crafting!

Donna

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Pattern Maker Chevrons

Hello, everyone! It’s Lynnea! I made a card using the new Pattern Maker and Diggity Dog stamp sets! I just love geometric designs, so I thought I would make a chevron background for my card!


 

I used my MISTI to make positioning and stamping super easy! I started by drawing a line down the center of my card base so that I could properly position the widest solid stripe stamp from the Pattern Maker set. I positioned it on the left side of my card on a diagonal so that the bottom tip of the stamp was lined up with the pencil line I had drawn down the center of the card. I used my MISTI and moved my card panel up and down 3/4 of an inch and inking up the stamp with my Street Light ink.

Once the the whole left side of my card was stamped with stripes I removed the stamp from my MISTI and repositioned it on the right side of my card. I repeatedly stamped the stripe again using Sunny Sky ink. I love how the stripes overlap in the center to make a green!

 

 

Once the background panel is complete I stamped a dog and bone image from the Diggity Dog stamp set onto watercolor cardstock and colored them with watercolor markers. I also stamped a coordinating sentiment onto black cardstock with white embossing powder. I used the matching Diggity Dog dies to cut out my images and also cut out 4 extras of the dog and bone from regular white cardstock. I glued them all together so that my images would have even dimension. Often I like the look of this better than adding foam tape. I thought this card still needed something, so I grabbed the Pink & Main Hello Die set and cut out the hello 5 times from white cardstock and glued them together to make a sentiment embellishment.

 

 

I added a bit of shimmer to the dog, bone, hello die, and sentiment strip and glued everything into place! Thanks for joining me for this card! See you soon!

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Bright Butterflies on a Cloudy Day

Hello crafty friends. It’s Donna here, sharing another card which uses what I think is my favourite part of the release. I’ve been on the lookout for a good butterfly die for a long time, and this one is perfect for me.

I used the Butterfly Cover Die to make these butterflies. As well as the cover die, you get these individual butterflies which are fabulous, and such a rounded, satisfying shape.

I used Surface inks in Stop Sign and Construction to colour the paper, being very generous with my ink blending to give a good vibrant colour mix. I then spattered the paper with bronze and pearl paints to give some more interest, and cut the butterflies, choosing places on the paper with different colours and shades. The bodies were cut from black card stock.

To make the background, I used the Patttern Maker stamp set, and stamped the lines in Asphalt Surface ink. I then used some grey watercolour to soften the lines, and make a background before spattering on bronze paint. I cut this using the Stitched Rectangles die.

The sentiment is from the You Can Fly stamp set, and is cut using the tag in the Sunny Cover Die.

I just love the way thes butterflies fold up to look like they’re ready to take flight, which is funny because I’m about to take flight myself. Just over a week now until we move to Japan. I wonder if a different environment will change my card making style?

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Donna

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Clean and simple butterflies.

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

You might have guessed by now i am a sucker for clean and simple design and as soon as I saw the butterfly background stamp so many clean and simple designs popped into my head.

The one I am sharing with you today is a rainbow design that uses Surface inks, but works with most dye inks. 

I found this is best created with a stamping tool and I always start with my lightest colour and work to darkest. The trick I have found is using a microfibre cloth to dab at the edge of the inked area to soften it.

I used the Hello die to die cut some gold card and I used the word bubble to cut some vellum.

I wanted to add a little bit of sparkle so I used Nuvo Sparkle Pen in clear to go over the butterflies….which is seriously hard to pick up on camera. 

If you want a crisper stamped image then you can double stamp, If i recreated this card I would double stamp, but I am still really happy with how it turned out.

For the main panel I used the Stitched rounded rectangle die set, the second largest die to cut the stamped panel out, which I then popped up with some foam tape.

I was tempted to add some embellishments but honestly I am now glad I didn’t 🙂 

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a great day.

Happy crafting.

 

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Inlay Diecutting with Diggity Dog

Hello, again!  It’s Andrea back with you to share a card featuring one of those adorable dogs from Diggity Dog.  Aren’t they too cute?!

A cute dog and some pretty plaid make me a happy girl!  I just love the gorgeous papers in the Sunrise Paper Pad!  After I had picked out my paper, I Copic-colored my doggy to match and used the coordinating die to cut her out.  As I’m wont to do, I added highlights with a white gel pen and brushed on some clear sparkle.

I trimmed a strip of plaid paper to 2 1/8″ x 5 1/2″ and die-cut it with the Sweet Dies.  I also die-cut three words from yellow cardstock.  After adhering the plaid strip to a white card, I layered the yellow and plaid die-cuts together, tucking the plaid bits into the negative spaces.  I white heat-embossed a sentiment from the Hello Sweet stamp set onto a strip of black cardstock and added it above my die-cut sentiment.

I popped up that cute pup with foam tape and adhered a strip of pink cardstock beneath her.  A scattering of clear sequins finishes the card.

Have a great day!

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