MORE GRACEFUL GLASS

MORE GRACEFUL GLASS

I shared my first card using the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum a couple of days ago (you can read that post HERE & see the card). I had cut one of the 6″ x 6″ pieces into panels, and used just one of the panels. So of course, I had to come back today and share how I used the other 3 panels.

Since the Graceful Glass panels are so beautifully detailed, I wanted to show them off, and the colouring I had done. I decided to use the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes as the base for the each panel. The beautiful watercolour wash look to the note cards is a terrific background for the panels.

DELIGHTFULLY DETAILED NOTE CARDS TRIO

I chose to use the Mint Macaron colour note cards, as the lighter coloured allowed the colouring on the vellum to still shine.  Here is a picture of the trio of note cards.

More Graceful Glass

DETAILS

Each panel was trimmed down to fit the note card. All of the colouring was done with our Stampin’ Write Markers. The roses are coloured with Rich Razzleberry, and the leaves are Garden Green and Old Olive.

 

More Graceful Glass

The yellow flowers are coloured with Daffodil Delight. For the lilies, I used Mango Melody, and added some shading with the Grapefruit Grove marker. The leaves are a combination of Granny Apple Green and Garden Green.

More Graceful Glass

It’s easy to add shading with the markers. Simply wait until the first layer of colour is dry (a couple seconds) then go back and add more colour in the areas you want darker.

More Graceful Glass

Stamp the sentiment from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set in Memento Black ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Use the Lakeside Framelits to die cut the sentiment. Use the larger of the tag framelits from this set to die cut the background in Basic Black cardstock.

Attach the sentiment layers together with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Use Multipurpose Liquid Gluewith a very light hand! – on the back of the vellum to attach the panel. I try to apply the glue to areas that have been coloured with marker. This liquid glue is great, because it dries clear!

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These note cards come together very quickly, and the colouring is fun and quick to do. Your friends will love receiving these cards for any occasion. Just switch up the sentiment, add a stamp to the inside, and you’re done!

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Thanks for spending some time with me today! I’d love to hear what you think about this new product, the Graceful Glass Vellum, and my projects. Just leave a comment on this post – I will reply!

 

BOUQUET BLOOMS BUNDLE

BOUQUET BLOOMS BUNDLE

Do you love fancy fold cards, but get frustrated figuring out how to make them? Never fear – Stampin’ Up! to the rescue! The Bouquet Blooms Bundle allows you to make a quick & easy – but still beautiful Gatefold card!

The Bouquet Blooms Bundle consists of the Bouquet Blooms stamp set, and the Gatefold Blossoms Framelits Dies. As always, in the first year a Bundle is introduced, it’s offered at 10% OFF! That means you’re saving 10% on the combined price of the stamp set and dies. Of course, each can be used on their own, but combined they make a fabulous card!

THE BOUQUET BLOOMS STAMP SET & GATEFOLD BLOSSOMS FRAMELITS

This is what the Bundle looks like.

Bouquet Blooms Bundle

The stamp set has 14 photopolymer stamps, and there are 8 dies in the Gatefold Blossoms Framelits. For only $51.25, I think this Bundle is a terrific value!

GATEFOLD CARD

This is a sample of how the gatefold card looks. It’s been decorated using some of the additional dies from the Framelits set.

Bouquet Blooms Bundle

Adding the extra elements with the stamp set and framelits turns a simple card into a ‘wow – how did you do this?’ card your friends will love!

WATCH HOW IT WORKS!

This video by Stampin’  Up! shows you how easy it is to create this WOW card.

ORDER YOUR BOUQUET BLOSSOMS BUNDLE TODAY!

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Rooted in Nature for PCC296

ROOTED IN NATURE FOR PCC296

Welcome back from our previous 2 week sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew! This week, PCC296 is another sketch, and I can’t wait to see what you do with this one!

PCC296

Rooted in Nature for PCC296

Doesn’t this look fun?! You know that CAS (Clean And Simple) isn’t my usual style, but this sketch really appealed to me. Of course, I reached for my new favourite, Rooted in Nature stamp set.

ROOTED IN NATURE

Rooted in Nature for PCC296

I love how all the white space just adds to the focus on the small square in the corner.

DETAILS

I decided to stay with a neutral, ‘natural’ palette of colours. Create your card base with Tranquil Tide cardstock. Next, add a panel of Granny Apple Green cardstock with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a panel of Whisper White, stamp the sentiment from Rooted in Nature stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink, in the upper left corner. Die cut a square of Whisper White cardstock with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits. Stamp 1 large and 1 smaller leaf, from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, both in Tranquil Tide ink. Cut a square of Tranquil Tide cardstock 1/4″ larger than the white square, and layer them together with Dimensionals. On the back of the Tranquil Tide square, attach a strip of one of the border trim from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty DSP.

Stamp the small leaf image in Granny Apple Green ink onto Whisper White. Use the Big Shot and Nature’s Roots Framelits to die cut it. Attach the die cut leaves to the back of the stamped square, and layer them onto the Whisper White panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To attach the Silver Leaves Trinkets, apply a strip of Tear & Tape to the back of the trinket, remove the backing, and attach to the left bottom corner of the stamped square. It holds really well, and the tape is not visible!

Now attach your white panel to the card base, again with Dimensionals. Finish off your card front by adding some Clear Rhinestones.

STAMP INSIDE!

The picture below shows how I added a panel of Whisper White cardstock to the inside, and stamped the detailed leaves from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, in Tranquil Tide, to the inside.

Rooted in Nature for PCC296

This picture also show the wonderful layers that bring such dimension to an otherwise ‘clean and simple’ card.

JOIN OUR CHALLENGE!

I do hope you’ll head over to the Paper Craft Crew challenge page! See what the other amazing Designers have come up with, and grab the link to join. You could be our Top Pick of the week!

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GRACEFUL GLASS VELLUM

GRACEFUL GLASS VELLUM

Have you seen the new Graceful Glass Vellum yet? It looks striking enough in black & white in the catalogue – but have you seen it coloured? Oh my gosh – check out Pinterest for some eye-popping colouring!

Graceful Glass Vellum

This picture from the online store just doesn’t do it any justice! You can see a bit more detail on page 188 of the Annual catalogue. Page 165, has a beautiful group of coloured samples; I’ve attached it below for you to see.

Graceful Glass VellumI told you it was eye-popping! 🙂 I just received my package – it comes in 24 sheets, 2 of each design measuring each 6″ x 6″, so I thought I’d try my hand at colouring.

GRACEFUL IRIS

Graceful Glass Vellum

I love Iris flowers, and I love purple, so…this one was a given that I’d do first! The great thing about this vellum is that it’s a heavy weight, so it doesn’t buckle under your colouring (except if you’re watercolouring -then it may warp a bit). The image outlines are in a gloss black, which is slightly raised, like it’s been embossed. This also helps you stay ‘within the lines’, and your image doesn’t get blurred.

DETAILS

This particular image is part of 4 on 1 sheet. Each panel can be cut up and used separately, which is what I did. (spoiler alert – more to come!). I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to colour, and you can see they went on really well.

Use the Gorgeous Grape Marker for the darker parts of your flower, and Highland Heather Marker for the lighter areas. For the leaves, use Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz Markers. Use the Daffodil Delight Marker for the lines at the top, bottom and edges.

Graceful Glass Vellum

To fit my card front panel, I did have to trim off the top & bottom edges of this panel.

Use the Rooted in Nature stamp set for the sentiment. Stamp in Gorgeous Grape ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Die cut the sentiment with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits. Cut a slightly larger square (2 1/2″ square) from Gorgeous Grape cardstock to layer behind the sentiment.

LAYERING IT TOGETHER

Create a tall, narrow card by cutting your 8 1/2″ x 11″ Gorgeous Grape cardstock at 4 1/4″. Score at 5 1/2″, and fold on the score line. Add a panel of Daffodil Delight cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Next, add a panel of Whisper White cardstock, with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Attach your vellum panel with a small amount of liquid glue along the top & bottom of the panel, and a little dab in the middle of each side. The glue will dry clear.

Layer your sentiment squares together with Dimensionals, then glue it onto the card front with liquid glue.

Graceful Glass Vellum

I was thinking of adding some type of embellishment, but I really wanted the vellum panel to be the star of this card. Although it came together quickly – you don’t have to tell everyone that! It looks like a beautiful piece of stained glass art.

ENJOY COLOURING – ORDER YOUR SUPPLIES NOW!

Trust me – even if you think you don’t like to colour, you’ll love this Graceful Glass Vellum! It works beautifully with our Stampin’ Blends Markers (the new colours should be available by month end!), our Stampin’ Write Markers, as you can see, and also our Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pens and even watercolouring.

If you really love the baroque style, you’ll want to order the coordinating stamp set, called Painted Glass, and the Stained Glass Thinlits. Good news – you can get those 2 in a Bundle, and Save 10%!

Order your items by clicking on the product images below. You’ll be taken directly to my online store, which is open 24/7. You can also contact me via email at debsmart@shaw.ca if you have any questions, or if you would like me to place your order for you.

Thanks for spending some time with me today! I’d love to hear what you think of this Graceful Glass Vellum – you can leave a comment on this post!

 

 

Fun Gift For Friends

FUN GIFT FOR FRIENDS

Have you ever had a group of friends over, and just want to give them a ‘little something’? You know – something they’ll like, but won’t cost you a fortune to give. Here’s the perfect little gift every woman will appreciate! As a bonus, you can whip these up in no time using your favourite Designer Series Paper.

NAIL FILE HOLDER

Fun Gift For Friends

How cute is this?! The sample uses the retired Delightful Daisy DSP, but you can switch it up to your favourite. Maybe you’re having a theme gathering – you can use colours that match!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Paper 
* Designer Series Paper (“DSP”) — any pattern (6″ x 3″)

Tools and Accessories
* Scoring Board and Stylus
* 3/4″ Circle Punch
* Linen Thread
* Small Button
* Nail File
* Adhesive: Tear and Tape; Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Referring to diagram below, cut 1″ from top of 6″ x 3″ DSP to use as Belly Band.

2. Score lengthwise at 1″ and 2″, then turn sideways and score at 1/4″.

3. Use 3/4″ Circle Punch to cut a half-circle at top of center panel.

Fun Gift For Friends

4. Working on back side of DSP, fold up at 1/4″ score line.  Apply Tear and Tape to the outside of the folded up section.  See picture below.

Fun Gift For Friends

5. Remove backing from Tear and Tape, and fold at 1″ score line, adhering the bottom folded edge at the same time.  Apply Tear and Tape to right edge of DSP.  See picture below.

Fun Gift For Friends

6. Remove backing from Tear and Tape and fold at 2″ score line, securing both the bottom and the back of the nail file sleeve.

7. Insert nail file (I found the purple one at the drugstore), and wrap Belly Band around sleeve, securing on the back with Tear and Tape.

Fun Gift For Friends

8. Wrap a piece of Linen Thread around Belly Band and tie in a bow on the front.

9.  Use a Glue Dot to add a small button from your stash (the one shown is a retired Stampin’ Up! button).  That’s it!  You’re finished!

How quick and easy (and inexpensive!!!) was this?! Your friends will think you’re so talented, and they’ll be thrilled with this gift that they can tuck into their purse.

Fun Gift For Friends

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Stampin’ Up! has a brand new selection of gorgeous buttons that you can use for this project! I’ve listed them below – to order  your supplies, simply click on the product images. To see all of the fabulous Designer Paper to choose from, CLICK HERE to view in my online store. Online shopping is available 24 hours a day, so it’s super convenient for  you!

 

Fun Gift For Friends

Happy Stamp-iversary Lynn!

HAPPY STAMP-IVERSARY, LYNN!

One of my amazing team members, Lynn K., is celebrating her 2 year Anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator! I’m so lucky to have her as part of my team. Lynn took off running with her Stampin’ Up! business, achieving both levels of the Quick Start bonus in her 3rd and 4th months! This awarded her a total of 15,000 Flex Points, which can be redeemed for Stampin’ Up! products, catalogues, or Stampin’ Up! branded items like mugs, pens, and more.

Lynn is also a very positive influence in the team (well, everyone in the team is positive – I told you I was lucky!). She also has 2 members of her own team, and I’m sure they’re enjoying her sharing her wealth of knowledge.

Now that I know Lynn has received her card from me, I can share it with you!

SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE

I thought it was appropriate to create Lynn’s anniversary card with the Share What You Love suite of products. This suite was created to share Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Anniversary (which is this year) with everyone.

Happy Stamp-iversary, Lynn!

I truly am lucky to have a friend like you, Lynn! And to think it all started when you called me to ask about a single stamp set! 🙂

DETAILS

I drew my colour palette from the colours in the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.

First, create your card base of Rich Razzleberry cardstock. Cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Mint Macaron cardstock, and stamp large flower trio image and small berry stem image from the Love What You Do stamp set in Mint Macaron ink. Angle the stamped images so they go towards the upper left and bottom right hand corners of the panel. Next, stamp the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Create the tag look by punching each corner with your 1/2″ Circle Punch.

CREATE YOUR LAYERS

Cut a panel of Share What You Love Specialty DSP, and another small strip of a different pattern. Cut a length of Rich Razzleberry 14″ Velvet Ribbon to the same length as the DSP strip. Next, cut a panel of Vellum cardstock. You’ll also need one of the Pearlized Doilies.

First, layer the Vellum panel on an angel, in the middle of the stamped Mint Macaron panel. Now layer the DSP panel on top of it, with dimensionals, centred and square. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the Pearlized Doily in the middle, then add the strip of DSP and ribbon on top, horizontally. Now you’re ready to attach the sentiment, with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish off the front, add a Faceted Dot in Mint Macaron in the upper left & bottom right corners of the Vellum panel.

Happy Stamp-iversary, Lynn!

All of the items in this suite work together perfectly! If you want to change the look, just pull a different colour combination from the designer paper.

STAMP INSIDE

As always, add a panel of Whisper White cardstock to the inside of your card, for stamping and writing. I knew I would be writing a personal message to Lynn, so I simply repeated the flower trio stamp from the front, this time in Rich Razzleberry ink.

Happy Stamp-iversary, Lynn!

LOADS OF LAYERS!

This was a special card, so I went all out on the extra layers! You can see them all in the photos above and below.

Happy Stamp-iversary, Lynn!

A GREAT WAY TO GET ALL OF THESE SUPPLIES

If you love the Share What You Love suite of products, one great way to get them for yourself (and a nice welcome card & gift from me!) is to JOIN MY TEAM! You could get the entire suite (stamp set, DSP, cardstock, pearls, embellishment kit, ribbon, pearls, embossing folder), plus 2 ink pads and still have money left over for more! The Starter Kit is an amazing $165 worth of products – all your choice! – and you pay only $135. Plus you get FREE SHIPPING!

If you’d like to JOIN NOW, click the button below! It doesn’t matter whether you want to build a business, or have a ‘side hustle’ for a little extra income, or you just want to enjoy the demonstrator discount of 20% – 25%. I welcome all types of demonstrators to my team 🙂  Have questions? I can answer them! Send me an email to debsmart@shaw.ca and I’ll get right back to you!

Happy Stamp-iversary, Lynn!

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Lovely Floral Embossing Folder

LOVELY FLORAL EMBOSSING FOLDER

I seem to be on a ‘roll’ this week, with embossing! Today’s card features the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (phew! say that 3 times fast!). Let’s just call it a DTIEF from now on, okay?

This embossing folder is part of the Share What You Love Suite of products; you may recall it was the special pre-order bundles that were available before the catalogue release. Well,now you can purchase each of the pieces of the suite individually!

The Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folders are thicker than the usual embossing folders; they create deeper embossed impressions. Because they are thicker, you create your Big Shot ‘sandwich a bit differently; you use the Base Platform, then your cardstock inside the DTIEF, topped with a Standard Cutting Pad -then run through the Big Shot. You do NOT need the first Cutting Pad, as you would normally use.

SANDWICH REFERENCE

I’ve been talking a lot this week about ‘building sandwiches’ for the Big Shot. I’d like to share a helpful reference sheet from Stampin’ Up! You can refer to this if you have any confusion about which plates to use for which embossing folders or dies.

Lovely Floral Embossing Folder

You can also find these references on pages 215 (for dies) and page 222 (for embossing folders) of the Annual Catalogue.

LOVELY FLORAL CARD

Lovely Floral Embossing Folder

This card also uses the pretty Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP).

DETAILS

Use the Big Shot with the Lovely Floral DTIEF, with the ‘sandwich’ described above, to emboss your Blueberry Bushel cardstock panel. Cut a piece of Share What You Love Specialty DSP, and attach it down the left hand side of the embossed panel, with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Wrap a length of (retired) Gold ribbon – you can use the new 1/8″ Cord in Gold – the length of the DSP. Attach it in back with Tear & Tape.

Stamp the sentiment from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Blueberry Bushel ink, onto Whisper White cardstock. Die cut the sentiment using the Big Shot with the Stitched Shapes Framelits, oval shape. Attach the sentiment with Dimensionals to the front as above, then attach the whole panel to a card base of Grapefruit Grove cardstock, again with Dimensionals.

To finish off the front, add a couple of the Faceted Dots in Grapefruit Grove to the sentiment oval.

Lovely Floral Embossing Folder

For a little extra bling, I went over some of the raised areas with my Wink of Stella brush! It’s hard to capture in a photo, but I tilted the card, so you can see some of the shine.

Lovely Floral Embossing Folder

The layer of cardstock, ribbon and sentiment go well with the embossed image, I think. Embossing adds extra to your card, without adding even more layers.

ORDER YOUR SUPPLIES ONLINE TODAY!

Ordering the supplies I used for this card is easy! Click on the product images below, and you’ll be taken directly to my online store. Add them to your cart, and check out when you’re ready! My store is open 24/7, so everything is at your convenience.

I appreciate every order, and your visits to my blog! Thanks for keeping me creating and sharing 🙂

 

Lovely Floral Embossing Folder

Springtime in Gorgeous Grape

SPRINGTIME IN GORGEOUS GRAPE

I don’t know about you, but I’m loving the new purples in our colour palette! From the softness of Highland Heather, to full strength in-your-face Gorgeous Grape, to the return of deepest darkest Blackberry Bliss – I’m a happy gal!

Today’s card features the glory of Gorgeous Grape; I love it’s strength and vibrancy. It’s the kind of colour you can almost feel the strength transferring from it, to you. I’m also carrying on with my feature of the Springtime Impressions Thinlits, used with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats.  Yesterday I shared a card with the butterfly from this set – you can have a look at it HERE.

This card features the large floral corner thinlit again with sponging.

EMBOSSED SPRINGTIME FLOWERS

Springtime in Gorgeous Grape

DETAILS

Create your ‘sandwich’ using the Big Shot and the Big Shot Embossing Mats. Emboss the large corner floral image with the Springtime Impressions Thinlit, on Gorgeous Grape cardstock. Once embossed, use your Sponge Dauber with Gorgeous Grape ink, to colour the highlights of the embossing. I liked adding the shadow around the edges of the embossing, for a bit more depth.

Attach your embossed panel to a larger panel of Whisper White cardstock, with Stampin’ Dimensionals. On a separate piece of Whisper White, stamp the sentiment from the Barn Door stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink. Use the Tailored Punch to punch it out, and attach to the upper left corner of the front panel, with Dimensionals.

Finally, add  your front panels to a card base of Gorgeous Grape cardstock.

Springtime in Gorgeous Grape

I also used the Dauber to sponge around the edges of the punched sentiment.

FOR THE INSIDE

I just love the sentiment pairing for the front and inside, from the Barn Door stamp set. It sounds to me like an Irish proverb; maybe it is! Add a panel of Whisper White to the inside of your card, and stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink.

Springtime in Gorgeous Grape

GET YOUR SUPPLIES NOW

All of the products I used in making this card are available now! Order from my online store by clicking on the product images below. It’s open 24/7, so you can shop when it’s convenient for you!

 

RETIRED STAMP SETS FOR SALE – UPDATE!

RETIRED STAMP SETS FOR SALE – UPDATE

Retired Stamp Sets for Sale

I’VE JUST REALIZED THAT THE FACEBOOK GROUP I POSTED MY RETIRED PRODUCTS IN IS A ‘PRIVATE’ GROUP 🙁 THEREFORE, I’VE ADDED ALL OF MY RETIRED SALE PRODUCTS ON MY SALE PAGE HERE IN MY BLOG – PLEASE CLICK HERE!  Since all of my sale items are posted now here, and on FB, I will be keeping tabs on when/where they sell, and removing them from both pages, as they sell.  Please be patient, as something may sell on the FB page, but it will take me a minute to come over here and delete it.

As a demonstrator, I cannot ship product into the U.S. – sorry!

The postage for a clear mount set is about $3.10. The postage for a stamp set plus punch is about $15.  Yes, our postage is very high, but I’m afraid that’s out of my hands!

All of my stamp sets and products are in excellent or good used condition.  If you’re interested in purchasing anything listed,  please contact me directly at 604.298.0472 or debsmart@shaw.ca .

Of course, if you’re looking to purchase NEW products, you can do that in my online store! Just click on my signature below to go directly there.

Thanks for looking!

 

Retired Stamp Sets for Sale

 

Springtime Impressions Butterfly

SPRINGTIME IMPRESSIONS BUTTERFLY

It’s almost summer, which means it’s almost butterfly time! Of course, we do see some in springtime, but there seems to be more around in summer. Or else I’m just outside more, to notice them! The Garden Impressions Suite of products is perfect for this time of year. It includes the Abstract Impressions stamp set, which is full of 2 and 3 step stamps of flowers and grasses. It also includes the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, which coordinate, rather than ‘match’ the stamp set. There are also the coordinating Garden Impressions DSP, coordinating cardstock, ribbon and Blossoms Elements embellishments. You’ll also notice on this page in the catalogue the new Big Shot Embossing Mats. I’m going to show you why they’re included with this suite!

BIG SHOT EMBOSSING MATS

This amazing new product is going to become a staple in your craft arsenal! It basically doubles the use of your dies, and is a must have with the new embossing thinlits, such as in the Nature’s Roots Thinlits. You can read a post I did about using these new Embossing Mats with those thinlits HERE.

Watch this quick Stampin’ Up! video for more on how to use these fabulous mats.

BUTTERFLY IMPRESSIONS

Last week, I shared a card where I die cut the floral corner image using the Springtime Impressions Thinlits. In that post, I die cut, sponged and then replaced the die cut back into the cardstock. You can READ THAT POST HERE.

Today’s card shows how I used the Big Shot Embossing Mats to emboss, rather than die cut the butterfly thinlit from this set, into my cardstock.

Springtime Impressions Butterfly

Isn’t that pretty? And unique!

DETAILS

First, build your embossing ‘sandwich’ with the Big Shot and the Embossing Mats. Use the butterfly from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits with Grapefruit Grove cardstock. Once embossed, use a Sponge Dauber with Grapefruit Grove ink pad, and add colour to the embossed highlights. Start lightly, then add more colour for increased depth and dimension.

Next, add a panel of Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper along the bottom the bottom of the Grapefruit Grove cardstock, with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Snip off a length of border trim from the beautiful Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, and add it to the left hand side of the sponged butterfly image.

Use the thank you sentiment from the Daisy Delight stamp set, and stamp it onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Soft Suede ink. With the Banner Triple Punch, punch tails on the right end of the cardstock. Attach the sentiment where the DSP joins the cardstock, with Dimensionals. Now add your this panel onto a larger panel of Whisper White, with more Dimensionals. Finally, add your card front onto your Soft Suede cardstock card base.

Springtime Impressions Butterfly

Now admire your beautifully embossed and sponged butterfly image!

INSIDE VIEW

As always, I added an inside panel of Whisper White cardstock to my card base. Since I usually handwrite a message in my thank you cards, I only stamped an image to the inside.  I used the triple leaf image from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, to mimic the leaves on the DSP panel on the front. To keep the colours consistent, the leaves are stamped in Soft Suede ink.

Springtime Impressions Butterfly

I know there are layers of DSP and cardstock, but I think that the embossing and sponging add an extra dimension to the card front. Let me know what you think – leave me a comment on this post! I’d love to hear how you’re enjoying the new catalogue, and what you think of these new products.

ORDER YOUR OWN SUPPLIES TO CREATE THIS CARD

Online ordering is easy – simply click the product images below, or my signature, to shop in my online store. Remember that your qualifying purchase can give you FREE products! If you want free products but your own order doesn’t qualify, then either add in a friend’s order to yours, or hold a party or private card class. Contact me to find out more, and how you can get your own free products.

Of course the best way to earn free products, and get a discount on your own purchases is to Join my Team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators! To read more about the perks and fun of being part of the team, CLICK HERE. Then, create your list of products you want in your Starter Kit, and follow the links to sign up. I can’t wait to welcome you to the team! 🙂