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Monday, February 16, 2015


February 16. 2015

I have been invited by Deb Paisie to join in a Monday Creative Blog Hop and am excited to join in and to post on my new blog.  I will share my creation and then show you the steps that will help you create one of your own.  I have done two different versions:


I learned this technique from Deb Valder, who posted on Pinterest.  I changed it up a bit to suit me.

  • First I chose Whisper White cardstock cut at 5 1/4 x 4 to be used as a layer. Using your medium size Butterfly from the Stampin' Up butterfly Thinlets, center your butterfly on your card where you want it.  You are going to run this through your Big Shot.  Remember the layers for cutting these out with ease - cheap dryer sheet, cardstock, waxed paper, thinlet.

  • Cut a piece of DSP, or cardstock, the size you want, slightly larger than the butterfly image.  Here I used the FREE Sale-a-bration DSP.  I chose two colors for my background - Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake.  Ink up a small sponge and rub over the cardstock, using both colors, until you have your DSP colored as you want it.  Notice that the glossy image on the DSP does not pick up the color.  LOVE that effect!  I usually take a tissue and then rub over the colored piece to remove any ink that may be "hanging around" on the glossy sections.

  • Tape this piece of DSP to the back of your layer over the hole created by your butterfly thinlet.  

  • Turn your cardstock layer back to the front and place your cut out butterfly into the "hole" you created.  You can use a little Tombow or 2 Way Glue on the back of the butterfly to get it to adhere to your DSP piece and stay flat in your hole. In the first sample at the top of the page, I used the white butterfly cut from the layered piece.  In the second sample, I cut out a separate Cherry Cobbler butterfly for a different look.

  • On the white card I colored several pearls with Blendabilities and on the Cherry Cobbler card I just used plain pearls to place on the butterfly body. I also used a piece of Something Borrowed DSP and Sahara Sand Lace Trim on the bottom of the card, both found in the Occasions Catalog.  Place your layer onto the card base of your choice.
Now to answer a few questions to go along with the hop:
  • What are you working on? I am usually working on cards for my monthly Stamp Camp.  When I make these, I make several extra sets so that I can put the left-overs together and use for my own card sending.  I also love to create 3D items for special events with my sorority, or church, or for my grandchildren during holiday times.  I also like to do special classes to showcase  new Stampin' Up products.
  • How does your work differ from others in your genre? I don't really think that my work is different from others.  I am definitely a CASER with my own twist.  I love simple cards, but it is usually hard for me to do that.  I always seem to want to add more.  It's very hard for me to make a card anymore without using all the great products that go along with the Big Shot.
  • Why do you create what you do? I usually create just for the fun of it.  I love spending time stamping so that I can get out of other pressing work I should be doing. I love sharing projects with others and so appreciate when they get excited about what they see.  I also lead a card making group for my church's Card Ministry and have led a group to make cards for a non-profit org called Sweet Grace Ministries, which supports families who have suffered infant loss.
  • How does your creative process work? I can't say that I am very creative on my own, although I have always loved crafting.  I usually look for cards or projects I am thinking about doing and get an idea to get me started.  I have to say that is the hardest part for me - creating the card itself.  I like to use other's ideas, but never completely CASE a card - I have to add my own touch.  I also like having a color or sketch challenge to get my creative juices going.
Here are some of the other people who have posted in previous Monday hops.  Hope you enjoy looking at their sites and getting ideas from them also.  I have recruited Carol Valentine to continue the hop for next Monday and I will add her blog info next week for you as a reminder.

Robin’s Craft Room
My Stamp Vault
Stress Free Stamping
Stamper Camper’s Corner
Be Creative With Nicole
InkSpired Treasures

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