Butterfly Card using Stampin’ Up! Products

Butterfly Card using Stampin’ Up! Products for #SS002

I’m back today with a Butterfly Card using Stampin’ Up! Products, that I’m entering the lovely Sarah Berry’s Strawberry Sketch Challenge this week!

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As soon as I saw those butterflies, I knew I would keeping it simple and going with the sketch as-is. It’s the school holidays so I don’t have as much time to craft now the Bedlam Brothers are off, so having sketches like Sarah’s are a big help to speed up my crafting time. I can spend hours agonising over the tiniest little details! Now I don’t have the luxury! LoL!

Butterfly Card using Stampin' Up! Products Tracy May #SS002

 

I cut out an oval of Soft Sky using the new Layering Oval Framelits, and embossed it with the Fluttering Embossing Folder. Then I stamped the little butterflies you see at the top of the oval. I used the stamps from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set. I love the Melon Mambo with the Soft Sky don’t you? The butterflies are punched out of Melon Mambo card stock and the sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners.

So what do you think? I hope you like my project today! Pop over to Sarah’s blog to have a look at the other entries. Why don’t you have a go too?

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Fluttering Embossing Folder from Stampin’ Up!

Thank You Card using Fluttering Embossing Folder from Stampin’ Up!

Last week, when I was creating my first project for the Create with Connie and Mary blog challenge, I also came up with the card below. I do tend to end up making two or three projects at the same time sometimes. It’s hardly surprising that my craft room ends up looking a complete mess all the time! lol!

I embossed a panel of water colour card with the Fluttering Embossing folder from Stampin’ Up! ® and soaked it with water on what I call the reverse side – i.e. the side that is debossed or indented! . I then took the Soft Sky, Pool Party and Marina Mist refill ink bottles and dropped a few drops of each in lines along the width of the card, starting with Soft Sky and ending with Marina Mist to create an ombre effect. I picked up the card stock and tilted it this way and that to get the ink to cover it all and then laid if flat to dry. You can see where the ink pooled in some of the butterflies, which I really like.

Thank You Card using Fluttering Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up! Tracy May

I used up the rest of the strip of Silver Glimmer paper I had used on the Connie and Mary card, and then spent an age uhmming and ahhing over what colour butterfly to add to the top. In the end I settled on Whisper White, as I felt it fit the softness of the water coloured background best.

What do you think? I hope you like it?

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Fluttering Butterflies Thinlits from Stampin’ Up!

Create with Connie & Mary Blog Challenge – Challenge CCMC399

I am so excited today! It’s my very first post as a member of the Create with Connie & Mary Blog Challenge Design Team! Woohoo! I was so excited when I received the email asking me if I would like a spot on the team. I jumped at the chance of course and so here I am with my first design based on Connie & Mary’s sketch for challenge CCMC399.

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For those of you visiting me for the first time, let me introduce myself. My name is Tracy May and I am a Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator based in the UK. My blog name derives from my two small sons – aka the Bedlam Brothers, as I like to call them, and my love of butterfly stamps. So for my first project for the design team I just had to have a butterfly in place of the flower in the sketch!

Fluttering Embossing Folder with Butterflies Thinlits from Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC399

 

I cut out the butterfly from Stampin’ Up! Watercolour paper using the Butterflies Thinlits Dies and water coloured it using an aqua painter and the Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight ink refills. Whilst it was drying I embossed a panel of Whisper White using the Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF for short) and attached it to the Basic Black card in the background.

The sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo from Another Thank You and is held in place by the Mini Metallic Clothes Pin, which is also holding the butterfly to the embossed panel. I do hope you like it! It’s a very me card – clean and simple with a splash of colour! LoL!

 

Why not join in with the challenge – it’s lots of fun! 🙂

 

 

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Fluttering butterfly embossing folder from Stampin’ Up!

Fluttering butterfly embossing folder from Stampin’ Up! 

A friend and her family recently moved to a new home and she was describing the outdated decor to us. Apparently her living room was decorated in a vile purple butterfly wallpaper, which just had to go! As a joke I made her a purple butterfly card using the Fluttering butterfly embossing folder from Stampin’ Up!, which hopefully is a lot more tasteful than the wallpaper was! Lol!

What do you think?

Stampin' Up! Fluttering Butterfly Embossing Folder Tracy May

I added some Dazzling Details to the wing spots of the butterfly, which is stamped using the fabulous Watercolor Wings set in Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum. Purple isn’t normally one of my go to colour schemes, however, I think it’s a beautiful card and very clean and simple, but then I’m biased aren’t I? 😉

I think I will try out some more purple colour schemes, there’s loads in the new Spring/Summer catalogue, which would look stunning in it! I had a little play last night with one of my new stamps and I can’t wait to share the results with you later in December.

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Pretty card using Stampin’ Up! Products

A pretty card using Stampin’ Up! products created for CASology cue word “Pretty” challenge 

I keep looking at today’s card thinking ah it’s so pretty, which given I am entering it into the CASology Pretty cue word challenge is probably a good thing, right? I don’t normally do pretty to this degree and there is a small corner of my brain screaming it’s too pretty for you!! Lol! I think probably because this card is much more girlie than I’m used to. Buuuuut it’s good to get out of my comfort zone from time to time. What do you think of my pretty card using Stampin’ Up! products? Too girlie or not? Or should I call it feminine and not girly?

Pretty card using Stampin' Up! products Tracy May card making ideas

I used a technique my team leader, Michelle, used on her swap cards (click here to see), by stamping over the butterflies with Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral ink on a couple of the splatter stamps from Gorgeous Grunge (I seem to be using Gorgeous Grunge on every project these days!)

The flower was stamped on to water colour paper with Basic Black, which is now an archival ink and therefore waterproof. I water coloured using Stampin’ Write markers in Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Watermelon Wonder (which is a fab combination I saw at OnStage in Brussels) and an aqua painter. I used Cucumber Crush and Mossy Meadow for the stem and leaves. I then covered the whole lot with a wodge (real word honest!lol) of Dazzling Details – after I cut it out and stuck it on the front of the card.

I used a soft sky card base to tone down the girlie-ness! 🙂

Well I hope you like it!

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