Monday, February 23, 2015

Butterfly mania -- Butterfly thinlets

Just a quick post to share another of my new crafty friends -- the butterfly thinlets from the Occasions catalog.  I just can't quite cutting out butterflies cause they are just so beautiful.  Another Occasions catalog favorite, is the Something Lacy background stamp.  While you might look at this stamp in the catalog and go "Meh", once you stamp with it, I think you'll change your mind.  It really comes to life when you stamp it.  Check out these cards and see if you agree. :)

This first card, is a Crisp Cantaloupe (an unloved color on my shelf) card base, stamped with the same color of ink.  The top butterfly is Pistachio Pudding card stock, and those beautiful rosettes in the center, are from the Artisan Embellishment kit.  There is actually a whole lot of bang for your buck packed into this little kit.  I plan to use one of the rose die cut pieces as a stencil pattern for a card.  Have seen some beautiful things done with it.

 This next card is one we will be making at my upcoming Techniques class.  The top butterfly, is cut out of the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper, and is then colored with an aqua painter and Blushing Bride re inker on the edges, to create that glittering, pink edged butterfly.  The sparkly purple strip along the bottom by the sentiment, is another strip of the glitter paper that I have spritzed with rubbing alcohol mixed with Blackberry Bliss re-inker, so you can die your dazzling Diamonds glitter paper any color you wish with a little re-inker and alcohol in a spritzer.  OR use your aqua painter for localized applications.  Pretty cool, huh? I thought so!!!  Glitter paper in every color????  BRING IT ON!!!  Again, we're using the rosette trim from the Artisan embellishment kit.  So beautiful, I think!

 Closer up of the purple glitter strip.
 And all the other butterflies I cut and colored with different inks cause I just couldn't stop playing with these lovelies!

Stay tuned for FOUR ADDITIONAL SALE-A-BRATION FREEBIES being added to the lineup on March 1st!  There are two stamp sets, a cute printed velum stack, and a pack of the 2014-2016 In Colors bakers twine and buttons combo -- a 5 yard roll of twine in each In Color, and some really cute matching little buttons.  Can you tell that's the one that interests me the most??? I LOVE the 2014-2016 In Colors -- possibly my most favorite In Colors ever.  So glad I still have a year to play with them and show them off, and make you want them too!  Hee hee

Until I stamp again.....

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