Sunday, 27 January 2013

Have a Beautiful Day!

Hi guys

I was having a lazy Sunday afternoon so decided to have another little play with the gorgeous Clearly Besotted Stamps and also the Butterfly Wishes dies I bought to co-ordinate with the stamps.

This is my first attempt with co-ordinating stamps and dies so I want to send massive thanks to Michelle at the Card Grotto for her brilliant video explaining how best to align them, and so what I thought was going to be a difficult task was actually easy peasy!  So thanks Michelle, you're a star!  You can find the video here.

I am entering this card into the latest challenge at Less is More, to produce a card based on this sketch:

 



And here is my card...
 
 
I started by masking off a panel and then used a tinted embossing stamp pad to stamp the butterflies and leaves and then heat embossed using a sparkly embossing powder.  I wanted the background panel to be subtle but as usual, my photography isn't great, so hopefully the next photo shows the embossed panel a little better...


 
I then stamped three more butterflies with coloured ink and heat embossed with the same powder, die cut these with the matching die and popped them up on 3D foam.  I finished off by stamping the sentiment in the bottom corner. 
 
Materials used:
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Butterfly Wishes and Leafy Accents sets; Sentiment: Personal Impressions - Mix & Match set
  • Ink: Tsukineko - Embossing Stamp Pad Tinted; Versacolor - Lavender and Lilac; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Embossing Powder: All Night Media - Crystal Sparkle
 
Thanks for visiting today, I hope you've had a lovely weekend.
 
Neet x
 

11 comments:

  1. Your card makes me very happy too Neet, love the pastel colours, very Springlike. I think that's what I wanted to convey on my card too, especially as the weather is so crap outside right now, lol!!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  2. Aww so beautiful Neets! And such a lovely colour combo! :) If you like co-ordinating stamps and dies/punches, check out the Stampin' Up! Papillon Pot Pourri butteflies on my blog...they are fab stamp/punch combo! :)
    Lizy x

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  3. Your embossing looks awesome and the butterflies really pop...beautiful card!

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  4. A very sweet card. Love the soft pastel colours and the little popped up butterflies

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  5. neets this is fab... love the butterflies

    Thanks for Joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

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  6. A stunning card Anita - love the embossing! That tutorial by Michelle is amazing isn't it? I worship that girl :) x

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  7. Hi Neet, gorgeous card, I love the pastel shades and lots of texture;) xx

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  8. This is really pretty Neet!
    Just love it, those butterflies are gorgeous!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  9. I love the soft side of this card. The fact that you have glued the butterflies with 3D pads gives a lovely depth. I love it!

    Rosi x

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  10. Beautifully subtle butterflies Anita. Butterflies are always so perfect on cards :0) Mo

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