Tomorrow I will be participating in my first ever card swap and I'm pretty excited!! I've never actually attended any type of crafting event where there was a swap. So even though I've been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for almost 10 years, I'm still a newbie at some things. ;)
Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Naturals, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Baked Brown Sugar, Blackberry Bliss marker
Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits, Wisteria Chevron Ribbon, Artisan Embellishment Kit (ribbon rose), Dotted Scallop Border punch, Linen Thread, Dimensionals
I CASEd this card from one I saw on the internet. And this was my prototype card. Which means I still made some changes before I made all 10 of my swaps. I eliminated most of the Blackberry Bliss and replaced it with Wisteria Wonder. I also did not include the smaller butterfly. Not major changes, but card making is always a process for me. I may look at a card for a week and still tweak it a bit before I am satisfied.
There is a lot of stamping on this card. I did it all in steps. Here are a couple of pictures:
In order to get the sentiment in the right location, I had to stamp my flower and fern image first.
On the flower, I inked the image up with Wisteria Wonder and then colored a few spots on the stamp with the Blackberry Bliss marker before I stamped it. Giving it a kind of two-tone effect.
Here is all the stamps and ink I used to create this card:
I designed this card before "The List" came out, but there are a few retirement items on it: Dotted Scallop Border Punch, Wisteria Wonder Chevron Ribbon, Blushing Bride card stock. Make sure you order everything you want from "The List" early as quantities are limited.
Here is all my parts and pieces ready for assembling:
You can see in this picture that I changes the butterfly from Blackberry to Wisteria. I wanted him to match the ribbon better. I could have chosen to change the ribbon color, but I just LOVE the chevron ribbon. I'm hoping to order some more. It's 50% off so I better hurry!
Here are all 10 cards all most finished. Just need ribbons and butterflies:
I'm looking forward to tomorrow's crafting event. It is a fundraiser for the Vista Pregnancy Resource Center. I just have NO idea what I am going to make for 12 whole hours!!
I made a little Stampin' Up! donation gift basket for a door prize. It had three stamps sets, a pack of 12x12 DSP, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Ribbons, Buttons, cards made by me, and a few other odds and ends:
I hope the recipient enjoys it!!
Don't forget that today is THE LAST DAY to join my April Painted Petals Online Stamp Class:
You can find out all of the details on this post: PAINTED PETALS APRIL ONLINE CLASS
And don't forget to place your Last Chance List order ASAP:
And if you've already joined my April Online Class, but want to order some retiring products, you can combine that with my May Butterfly Bundle Class:
Visit this post for more details: BUTTERFLY BUNDLE MAY ONLINE CLASS
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