I really enjoyed making the card from a couple of posts ago, this one here, so I thought I would make another card, same layout, same set of gorgeous papers, very different card…..
Such a gorgeous set of patterned papers, it was sad that Botanical Butterflies DSP was only available for such a short time.
The little butterfly has been fussy cut from the paper, and the greenery and oval are die cut from the Wonderful Floral Framelits which are in the current Occasions Catalogue, which ends very soon, on the 3rd June.
If you love these Dies as much as I do, then make sure you get hold of a set before they disappear. You can find them in my online store here, and make sure you use the monthly code for May 2019 when you put your order through: D4FQM4W6
A few weeks of stress and worry after my son hurt his finger and had to have surgery, plus all the follow up and travel that went with it, well, let’s just say it was a pretty stressful time. And my creativity usually takes a bit of a nose dive when things get stressful.
So it’s always a good feeling when the creativity starts to flow again, and things just go together and work out.
I made this card this morning, using some of my favourites papers from Sale-a-Bration from earlier this year, called Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. They are not available any more, unfortunately.
The twine is one that I have had since I first started as a demonstrator back in 2008, and I love it so much that I still have some in my stash.
I have coloured the stick on dots using a Bronze marker.
And, that gorgeous Happy Birthday Die, I am a bit sad that this one is retiring, but I am sure I will be able to find another favourite. Or maybe two, or three!
So the combination of those elements made a fairly quick and easy card to put together, but I think it turned out ok.
So here is my question, masculine or feminine???
This week’s Colour Creations colour is the gorgeous green called Shaded Spruce.
I love this colour!!
I thought I would use up some of the Designer Series Papers called Garden Impressions which retires soon.
I have used the particular patterned papers that have Shaded Spruce on them, in particular, the stems and leaves, and some of the splodges.
I have made a set of three cards, using the same layout, just with some slight variations to change the look of the cards.
This set shows how easy it can be to take a simple layout and make cards that are completely different.
I have added a layer of white cardstock with a strip of the patterned paper to the inside of each card.
If you would like to see some other inspiration using Shaded Spruce, make sure you pop over to Catherine’s post where you can find everyone’s links.
Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects with an Easter theme.
Don’t forget, sale-a-bration ends on March 31st! There is still time to earn free product with purchase or even join our Stampin’ Up! team. Ask any of the girls on the hop for more details.
This is my first Blog Hop with the Art With Heart group.
I haven’t taken part in a Blog Hop in a very long time, so this should be heaps of fun!
I have used the gorgeous Fable Friends stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue, along with the equally gorgeous Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper, to make a card and two cute little “Bag in a Box”.
Bunny has been coloured using ink pads and an aqua painter.
Here is bunny up close.
And the boxes are just so quick and easy to make, using the Envelope Punch Board.
Perfect for a few Easter eggs.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Tina Gillespie
Thanks for joining us today, and happy hopping!
I made a very quick and easy card today, featuring the Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper.
The papers are only available until the end of March as part of SaleaBration.
The butterfly on my card has been cut out from the papers, but of course you could stamp a butterfly and then colour it. I wanted to keep it quick and easy.
Crafty Boots Challenges is currently running a “Ribbon or Lace” challenge.
In the past, I would have loved this one and found it really easy, I used to love using ribbons, bows, lace, you name it, as long as it was girly and pretty. I seem to have lost my Ribbon and Lace mojo! So it really has been a challenge to make a card with ribbon, I wanted to leave it off, I had other ideas, but I put on the ribbon, and a nice big bow!
Still not entirely happy with it though, I think I will make it again without the ribbon….Lol 🙂
Below is a list of the gorgeous goodies I used to create my card.
I hope you will pop on over and check out what the rest of the Design Team have been creating, and share your own project with us too.
Oh yes, the new patterned papers from Stampin’ Up! are stunning, so I wanted to feature two different ones on my card today. And I have used the sketch challenge from Mojo Monday 429 to design my card.
The only stamping on this card, is the Happy Birthday sentiment, which comes from the Balloon Celebration stamp set.
The background papers are from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, and the beautiful feature flower is from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Papers. I have used a circle die to cut it straight from the 12×12 sheet, although I really didn’t want to cut it up, it is too beautiful!!