For my first card I decided to create a rainbow background with the largest, solid stripe from Pattern Maker. Using my MISTI, I inked up the stamp with the following colors of Surface Ink: Stop Sign, Construction, Street Light (with The Park on top), The Park, Riverwalk, and Barber Shop. To create the purple, I stamped Salon over Riverwalk. These inks are so juicy and easy to stamp with, and the colors are just gorgeous!
To give my stripes a little more interest, I stamped images from Thinking of You Always (the flower, stem, and dots) and Doodled Flowers (leaf) with Asphalt Surface Ink. Prior to stamping, I masked above the red stripe with post-it tape.
Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment from Thinking of You Always with Asphalt and then again with Versamark. After clear heat-embossing the sentiment, I adhered the panel to a top-folding, white card and added some clear sequins.
For my second card, I created a Buffalo plaid with two different stamps from Pattern Maker. The stamp for the pink lines actually has four lines with a small space in between each pair of lines. As I only wanted two lines, I masked off the other two with post-it tape before stamping. I used Asphalt ink for the dark gray stripes and Rose Garden for the pink ones. I adhered my stamped panel to a top-folding, white card.
From a 4 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ rectangle of white cardstock, I used one of the stand-alone dies from the Butterfly Cover Dies to die-cut the butterfly. I love that the die cuts out the wings, allowing you to pop them up while keeping the body intact! Using one of the other dies from the set, I die-cut the body from black cardstock and adhered it in between the wings.
After backing the panel with dark pink cardstock, I adhered it to my card and added a stripe of the pink cardstock where the two panels overlapped. I really liked how clean the panel was so opted not to add a sentiment. To add some sparkle, I affixed some black gems around the butterfly.
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