Thursday, January 13, 2011

Build a Blossom Butterfly Card ~ Leadership 2011 Swap Card

Hello Stampin' friends!  I have been in my happy place creating again!  I really love the NEW Framed Tulips Embossing Folder from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  It is so much fun to create your own "framed" little piece of artwork!

So first, I used the the NEW Build a Blossom stamp set, stamping the flower petals and butterfly wings in a plastic stamp storage box with just enough bleach to cover the top surface of the stamp. You will want to put a folded paper towel in the bottom of the plastic container to keep from having too much bleach on your stamp that might cause your image to run. When the image is dry it will change colors. I recommend trying the bleach out in advance on some scraps until you figure out your what color combination you like.  After it was completely dry I used the NEW Blossoms Petals Punch to punch out the different pieces.  To make the middle of the flower I wrapped some Daffodil Delight Pompom Trim around itself and stuck it down with a dimensional.  Can you guess how I made the butterfly body? Check the pictures below!

So I took a scrap of Chocolate Chip cardstock and punched out this little bat friend and chopped off his wings with my paper snips, turning him into a butterfly body!  This card was so much fun to make! I wasn't able to go to Leadership this week in Nashville so one of my demo friends took it down to swap some for me.  I am really looking forward to what she will bring home from swapping and Momento Mall!
I hope to have more to share with you soon!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

It's a Pony Party Birthday Card!

How much fun did I have this morning making this little piece of artwork for my little girl to take to her friend's birthday party today? Alot! My little girl, Paige, loves the My Little Ponies, so I let her help pick the colors for the pony and then we built the card around that. The Pony Party stamp set is really cool because it comes with wings for a pegasus, a horn for a unicorn, and tons of little "cutie marks" to choose from for it's little rump!  I stamped a second wing and colored it in and popped it up for a little more dimension. Of course a flying pony must be in action in the sky, so I sponged some Marina Mist around my clouds! I snailed together 3 Scallop Circles from the punch  to do that. I also really wanted to use the new Pompom Trim in Daffodil Delight from the NEW Occasion Mini catalog (Check out the link on the right, click and see all of the new, must have beautiful items in there!) I also used the NEW Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the Occasions Mini to "frame" my little piece of artwork! Last but not least I added a little bit of bling in the form of the self adhesive rhinestones!  Paige has another birthday gift to drop off, both parties were at the same time... so we are making another special pony card for her other little friend! Now that I have rambled on... I will list what I used to make this sweet little piece of art:
115217 - Pony Party (wood mount) $20.95
120015 - Pony Party (clear mount) $15.95
100730 - Whisper White cardstock
121074 - Melon Mambo marker $3.50
115320 - Melon Mambo cardstock $6.95
119677 - Daffodil Delight marker $3.50
120974 - Tangerine Tango marker $3.50
111349 - Tangerine Tango cardstock $6.95
119668 - Marina Mist ink pad $5.95
101406 - Black Stazon pad $7.95
119246 - Rhinestone jewels $4.95
121809 - Framed Tulips Embossing Folder $7.95 *
121885 - Daffodil Delight Pompom Trim $6.50 *

* items from the NEW Occasions Mini Catalog available NOW!

I hope you got a little inspiration to go out and stamp something today! 

Thanks for stopping by!