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I Did a Thing

Friday, February 22, 2019
Hi friends! Guess what? I did a thing! I actually created a very quick video of my card process today.


One of my absolute favorite techniques for backgrounds is smooshing. My video shows (in turbo speed) me creating the background for this card and adding the elements. Watch it below or on YouTube. If you like it, be sure to give it a thumbs up and let me know if you like this style of video or prefer things to be at regular speed but a longer video. I'm still learning how to use the apps and editing software and think this one could have been slowed down just a bit.  I'll work on that!



I started with Lucky Clover and Peacock feathers Distress Oxides, swiping a bit of each on a plastic bag and then smooshing onto a watercolor cardstock panel. I continued doing this, spritzing with water, heat drying, adding more color, and blotting until I was happy with the effect. Next I added a little bit of water to the ink and flicked on some splatters with a fan paintbrush. This is my favorite tool for adding splatters. I really love the splatter pattern.


When I was happy with the look, I decided where my butterflies should go. I had previously stamped these beauties from Made New in intense black and embossed with sparkle embossing powder. I then colored with Copic markers, accented with a white gelly roll pen and then fussy cut. I fussy cut just the body, intending to stamp the butterflies on the card and layer my fussy cut ones over them. I'm just noticing now that I forgot this step and these butterflies are antennae-less. Ack! Poor naked butterflies! Stamping mishap number nine bazillion and three. 😆


I used the butterflies as reference to help me place a little texture stamping with the graph stamp from Texture Tiles 1 randomly on the card. Next I embossed the with thoughts and prayers sentiment from Mason Jar Bouquet in black directly on the panel.  I then added the butterflies, using liquid glue for the centers and popping the wings up with adhesive tape. Then all that was left was to adhere to a card base.

So what do you think? Let me know in the comments.

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Making a Way

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Hi friends! Today I'm over on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog, sharing this card I created using the February Stamp of the Month, Made New. This set speaks to my heart and I can't even find words for how happy I feel when coloring these butterflies. They definitely "spark joy" in me! 😁


For this card I paired one of the butterflies from Made New with a sentiment from Be Encouraged 2. I have sung this song over and over through the hard times in my life, and find it so uplifting and encouraging. I stamped the butterfly in black, then again in versamark ink to be able to emboss it with sparkle embossing powder. I love the sparkly effect this gives! I then colored with Copic markers, added a few white gel pen accents and fussy cut the body and wings.


Next I pulled out a white panel of cardstock and stamped the butterfly where I wanted it in black (so I wouldn't have to fussy cut the antennae on my colored butterfly), then did a watercolor wash with some Shimmerz spray inks, splattering to finish off the look.  I embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock, then trimmed into a banner and adhered to the panel. I then popped up the butterfly on foam tape over the stamped butterfly on the panel for some extra dimension. A thin black mat and a white card base and this sweet card was ready to put in the mail to one of my teamies!


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