Last week’s Caseing the Catty challenge was to share from the Artistic Expression section of the catalogue. Well this section is huge and there is so much inspiration to be had, that I couldn’t limit it to just one post!!
I really like the Watercolor Wash stamp set, so I thought I would case the card on Page 129 of the catalogue.
I have found that if your ink pad is a bit juicy, this large stamp doesn’t stamp as well, so make sure that you push the ink into the pad. I use a bone folder to gently massage the ink in.
For my first card, I used Sahara Sand ink and then Blushing Bride and Rose Red cardstock for the butterflies. I don’t have the DSP stack for these colours yet, so I used the new Color Me Irresistible Specialty DSP for the centre butterfly and sponged it with blushing bride ink. To cut the butterflies, I used the new Precision Plate which will be available in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. It made it so much easier to cut out the butterflies and get all the little pieces out.
I have to confess that my colour inspiration for my second card came from the word Cheers from the Greetings thinlit as it was stuck in the thinlit from the last time it was used!!
I stamped off the Tip Top Taupe base, so you can image how dark it would have been if I hadn’t done that. Once again, I sponged the centre butterfly with Mint Macaron. Oh, have I mentioned that I love silver glitter paper butterflies!! So sparkly!!
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Yes, I managed to cut the gorgeous floral piece from the Painted Blooms DSP in the Occasions catalogue!!
Have you seen this paper? It is gorgeous!!!
I was inspired by the talented Patty Bennett, to use this DSP before the catalogue ended. It is such lovely paper that it doesn’t need much else added to it.
Here are my cards.
I love the Butterflies thinlits. I cut them out using a piece of vellum with each one, so I decided to use both cut outs on these cards.
I hope you like them. Order your DSP and frameits now before the Occasions Catalogue ends on June 2.
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I’ve been doing a lot of playing with my Blendabilties lately in preparation for my talk at Team Day. Have I ever mentioned that I love them!! They make me look like I’m arty!!
I discovered that you can colour silver glimmer paper with your blendies!! Happy Dance time!! Coloured bling!! This way, you can always have matching glitter.
I don’t know about you, but I really love the Butterflies thinlits. I coloured my butterfly with the darker colour in the centre and on the outer parts of the wing and then a little bit of the next shade on the wings and then the lightest colour in the middle. I have found that blendies do seem to dry lighter if you are after a particular colour, make sure you do a test piece on a bit of scrap.
And isn’t the Painted Blooms DSP just the loveliest DSP? It’s a bit hard to cut up, it’s so pretty but there’s no point in just looking at it!! Got to use it!! I also like the matching stamp set and the sentiments in it.
Let me know what you think and leave a comment below.
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Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp Set: Painted Petals
Ink: Soft Sky blendabilities, Rose Red
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits die, Decorative Label punch, dimensionals
Firstly, Happy New Year!!! Can you believe that we are in 2015!!! Where did 2014 go?? I had a quiet New Year’s at home as my husband went out fishing but I got to watch 2 movies of my choice so I had a good night!!
Now when I first saw the Butterfly Basics stamp set and matching thinlits, from the new Occasions catalogue, I loved them! and since I’ve had a play, I think I love them more!! They are so pretty!! I cut out a large butterfly to check out the size and it is big, but I’ve just stuck it to the wall in my craft room and it looks so lovely!!
You know I love a good sketch and I did a recent sketch from Mojo Monday.
So, I’ve used the free Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. I literally used both sides of the one sheet of paper. I just love how it all co-ordinates!!
Here’s a closer look at the butterfly.
I found a tip to use dryer sheets in the layers on the big shot underneath the card stock, and it made such a difference in getting the little pieces out of the butterfly. I will be doing this with all my fiddly dies now!
Stampin’ Up products used:
Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Paper: Costal Cabana, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Best Year Ever DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlits dies, square framelits.