Hand Stamped Cards

Stampin'Up! Retiring List & Saying Good-by to Posted for You

Today we're again looking at the Stampin'Up! Retiring List & Saying Good-by to Posted for You! Don't know why postage stamps always attract me but they do! This cute little set is very versatile amd can be used for many occasions. Luckily the coordinating punch is NOT retiring so we can use that for a bit longer.

Here's today's card..

Posted for You

Take a look at the accompanying stamps--see how useful this little set it...and the verses can cover just about any card-sending event. So if you don't have this set--order it now while you still can.

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Have you reviewed the Annual Catalog updated retiring list? If not and you need to see it click on this link for Excel Download Last-Chance-Prodcts-Annual-Catalog-2020-2021_US (1) 4-1-21 or the pdf here Download Last-Chance-Prodcts-Annual-Catalog-2020-2021_US (1) 4-1-21.  These retiring items are only available while supplies last--so if there's something you don't want to miss out on--get it now! Click on the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store--order now...these products are only available while supplies last or until May 3, whichever comes first.

Remember if you place an online order and use this month's Host code (P23FZAMU) youll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you purchase (excluding shipping/tax).

I'll give you the step by step directions followed by the Supply List.

Directions:

1. Cut Seaside Spray cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base)

2. Cut Seaside cardstock 4 1/8 X 5 3/8:

    *Stamp 'Just a Note' in black ink in the lower left
    *Put
through Dainty Diamonds embossing folder
    *A
dhere this to the card front with liquid glue

3. Cut large fern (Forever Flourishing dies) from Shaded Spruce cardstock; adhere to card front with liquid glue (see sample for placdment)

4. Stamp bird image on white cardstock in Memento ink; punch out with Rectangular Postage Punch

5. Cut Basic Black cardstock 1 5/8 X 2 1/4; cut silver foil 1 1/2 X 2 1/8; adhere silver to black with glue dots; adhere the punched layer to silver with dimensionals. Adhere this unit to card front with liquid glue.

6. Adhere 1 large and 2 small Coastal CAbana Artistry Blooms sequins to card front (see sample for placement).

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply  List: Click on any product image below and you'll be in my store--place your order now

 


There's a Stampin'Up! Retiring Product Frenzy!

There's a Stampin'Up! Retiring Product Frenzy! It's the Shark Frenzy--that awesomely cute stamp set (and dies) that just make you giggle when you see it...great for guys, gals, and kiddoes! Here's today's sample card....

Shark frency

We're also incorporating the Whale of a Time designer paper along with the Seabed embossing folder...both add dimension and detail to the "scene". Don't you just love the seaweed die cuts--these would be great for Non-Sea cards too...creating a little garden with tiny flowers interspersed--can you see it?

Have you reviewed the Annual Catalog updated retiring list? If not and you need to see it click on this link for Excel Download Last-Chance-Prodcts-Annual-Catalog-2020-2021_US (1) 4-1-21 or the pdf here Download Last-Chance-Prodcts-Annual-Catalog-2020-2021_US (1) 4-1-21.  These retiring items are only available while supplies last--so if there's something you don't want to miss out on--get it now! Click on the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store--order now...these products are only available while supplies last or until May 3, whichever comes first.

Remember if you place an online order and use this month's Host code (P23FZAMU) youll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you purchase (excluding shipping/tax).

I'll give you the step by step directions followed by the Supply List.

Directions:

1. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock at 4 X 5 1/4; put through Seabed embossing folder; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Shaded Spruce cardstock 3 1/8 X 3 1/8; cut designer paper (Whale of a Time) 3 X 3...adhere to spruce layer with liquid glue and adhere this unit to lower right card front with glue.

4. Stamp Shark outline in Memento ink on Basic White; stamp solid shark overlay in Pretty peacock ink (#150083); die cut with shark die.

5. Die cut the seaweed outline and solid from Shaded Spruce cardstock adhere to designer paper with liquid glue

6. Adhere shark with dimensionals in lower left corner of this square; adhere 1 large and 2 small light blue rhinestones (Holiday rhinestones) --see photo for placement.

7. Stamp Happy Day in Memento ink on Pool Party cardstock; punch with Classic Label punch; adhere to card with dimensionals (see photo for placement).

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on any product image below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now:


Saying Good Bye to Walk in the Woods

Today we'r'll be Saying Good Bye to Walk in the Woods! This is a lovely little set that you can almost miss in the catalog but has  wonderful pen & ink sketches that are so realistic that you feel like you are 'in the woods.'  Beware--this lovely little set is retiring (see details below).  Here's our card for today...

Walk in the woods

it's a line drawing set so coloring is optional--you can use just ink on paper and get a beautiful color on color effect or you can go full out coloring it with any of your coloring tools. I selected the alcohol markers  (Blends) on this card--the colors flow so easily and they are full and vibrant at the same time.

Have you reviewed the Annual Catalog updated retiring list? If not and you need to see it click on this link for Excel Download Last-Chance-Prodcts-Annual-Catalog-2020-2021_US (1) 4-1-21 or the pdf here Download Last-Chance-Prodcts-Annual-Catalog-2020-2021_US (1) 4-1-21.  These retiring items are only available while supplies last--so if there's something you don't want to miss out on--get it now! Click on the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store--order now...these products are only available while supplies last or until May 3, whichever comes first.

Remember if you place an online order and use this month's Host code (P23FZAMU) youll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you purchase (excluding shipping/tax).

I'll give you the step by step directions followed by the Supply List.

Directions:

1. Cut Early Espresso cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock5 1/4 X 4; adhere to card front with liquid glue

3. Cut wood grain designer paper (In Good Taste) 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; adhere to black layer with liquid glue

4. Die cut gold foil with Layering Circle die - plain circle (3 3/16 diameter)

5. Die cut scalloped circle (Layering Circle) (3" diameter) from Basic White cardstock.

    *Stamp mushroom image in Memento ink

    *Color with Blends (Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Old Olive).

    *Add 1 large and 2 small Pumpkin pie Artistry Blooms sequins (see photo for placement)

    *Adhere to gold layer with glue dots; adhere to card front with liquid glue

6. Cut Whisper White cardstock 2 5/8 X 3/4; using Treasured Tags Pick a Punch punch one end; use paper snips to cut V in other end.

    *Stamp verse in Memento ink

    *Adhere to card front with dimensionals

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on any product image below and you'll be in my store; order your supplies now!

 


Stampin'Up! Retiring List & Saying Good-by to Flowering Blooms

Today another look at Stampin'Up! Retiring List & Saying Good-by to Flowering Blooms!

Yes, this is one of the beautiful retiring sets...so we're going to create a final card to say good-bye!

Flowering Blooms

Here's a closer look at the flower's detail...

Flowering blooms cu

This is a distinctive stamp with that wonderful shading built in so that you look like a pro from the beginning!

The verse is a lovely script and we've heat-embossed in gold embossing powder--did you see that the embossing powders appear on the list? Well they are not going away--just being re-configured so no worries there.

Have you reviewed the Annual Catalog retiring list? If not and you need to see it click on this link for Excel Download Last-Chance-Prodcts-Annual-Catalog-2020-2021_US or the pdf here Download Last-Chance-Prodcts-Annual-Catalog-2020-2021_US.  These retiring items are only available while supplies last--so if there's something you don't want to miss out on--get it now! Click on the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store--order now...these products are only available while supplies last or until May 3, whichever comes first.

Remember if you place an online order and use this month's Host code (7AUSB7HQ) youll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you purchase (excluding shipping/tax).

I'll give you the step by step directions followed by the Supply List.

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base)

2. Cut Basic White cardstock 4 1/8 X 5 3/8, run through the Tasteful Textiles folder; adhere with liquid glue to card front.

3. Cut Melon Mambo (3 5/8 X 4 3/4), Shaded Spruce (3 1/4 X 4 3/8), and gold foil (3 1/8 X 4 1/4); adhere these to the card front with liquid glue in that order.

4. Die cut the scalloped rectangle (Stitched So Sweetly dies) from Basic White cardstock

    *Stamp flower in Memento ink; color with Melon Mambo and Shaded Spruct Blends

    *Use Wink of Stella on flower

5. Stamp "thank you" in Versamark, sprinkle with Gold Embossing powder (shake off excess) and heat with Heat Tool until shiny gold.

6. Add 1 large and 2 small clear Elegant faceted gems (see photo); adhere this layer to card front with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on any product image below and you'll be in my store--order now!


Stampin'Up! Retirement List & Good-bye to Beautiful World!

Today we'll start saying adios to some favs with Stampin'Up! Retirement List & Good-bye to Beautiful World!

Last week you saw the retiring list for the Stampin'Up! Annual catalog...if not and you need to download it--click on this link for Excel Download Last-Chance-Prodcts-Annual-Catalog-2020-2021_US or the pdf here Download Last-Chance-Prodcts-Annual-Catalog-2020-2021_US.  These retiring items are only available while supplies last--so if there's something you don't want to miss out on--get it now! Click on the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store--order now.

For the next few days we'll be playing with some of our old favorites before they are gone forever! Today we're saying good-bye to Beautiful World Bundle..this set has some gorgeous images and dies...so here's our good-bye card:

Beautiful World

Here'a bit closer look

Beautiful World CU

Check out that beautiful world globe die---so intricate and "olde world" along with the Old World Paper folder giving the cardstock a look you'd expect in an ancient document.  I'll give you step by step directions below followed by the Supply list--so order what you need to create this beauty today before supplies are gone.

Remember if you place an online order using this month's host code (7AUSB7HQ) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order.

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Very Vanilla cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 4 1/8 X 5 3/8, run through Old World Paper folder; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Mossy Meadow cardstock 2 1/2 X 4; stamp compass randomly with Mossy Meadow Ink; adhere to left card front with liquid glue.

4. Die cut globe and globe holder from copper foil; adhere to mossy layer with glue dots

5. Cut Old Olive cardstock 1 1/4 X 2 3/4 stamp verse in black ink; stamp feather in mossy ink.

    *Stamp feather again in mossy on Crumb Cake cardstock; cut out with paper snips; with liquid glue adhere feather to back of Olive layer matching to the feather stamped on the Olive.

    *Adhere this layer to card with dimensionals

6. Adhere 4 copper star elements (see photo).

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any product image below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now!


Last Sample for Brilliant Wings Dies (for now)

Today I'll show you the Last Sample for Brilliant Wings Dies (for now) with our Butterfly Brilliance stamps and dies. This is our last day to play with these beautiful products--there will be more since these produt will be in the new annual catalog arriving in May.

The card today uses one of those totally awesome die overlays and is quite striking on the white underlayer. Spruce it up a bit with the brass sprigs and it's amazing!

Brass

I"ll give you step by step directions followed by the supply list --order your supplies today.

Remember the "brilliant idea" we discussed previously when you want to just one of the butterfly stamps...

Brilliant Idea--purchase a separate stamp set ($17), cut apart the butterflies--- each is a completely separate image so you can stamp each one singly leaving the other stamp whole to stamp all 6 at one time! "Brilliant", right?

Until May 3rd you can purchase this bundle- after May 3rd it will appear in the new catalog. The papers are available while supplies last or May 3rd.

The brochure for these products can be downloaded by clicking here Download 02.02.21_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA butterfly collection

We're also having a zoom class featuring this set of dies and creating 12 awesome cards on April 24th! Sign up now--contact me: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com. Note: you don't need the bundle to participate.

Remember if you place an online order using this month's host code (7AUSB7HQ) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order.

Directions:

1. Cut Rococco Rose cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 3/4 X 5; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut designer paper (Ornate Garden) 3 5/8 X 4 7/8; adhere to white layer with liquid glue.

4. Cut Basic White cardsock 2 X 3 1/2; put through Subtle folder; stamp verse in black in on right side. Adhere 3 small Champagne rhinestomes (see photo(.

5. Cut 2 sprigs (Sunflower dies) from Brass foil; adhere to white layer with glue dots

6. Cut favorite butterfly overlay (Brilliant Wings) from Basic Black cardstock; adhere with glue dots over brass sprigs.

Your card is ready for sending!

 

Supply list: Click on any product image below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies today:


An Ornate Garden "Brilliantly" Revealed

Today I'll show you An Ornate Garden "Brilliantly" Revealed with our Butterfly Brilliance stamps and dies. This is our last week to play with these beautiful products.

The card today shows one of our beautiful butterflies unzipping a pretty view of an Ornate Garden of spring flowers....This is a fun technique that allows you to use small  pieces of your favorite designer paper with any color combo.

Paper tear

I"ll give you step by step directions followed by the supply list --order your supplies today.

Remember the "brilliant idea" we discussed previously when you want to just one of the butterfly stamps...

Brilliant Idea--purchase a separate stamp set ($17), cut apart the butterflies--- each is a completely separate image so you can stamp each one singly leaving the other stamp whole to stamp all 6 at one time! "Brilliant", right?

Until May 3rd you can purchase this bundle- after May 3rd it will appear in the new catalog. The papers are available while supplies last or May 3rd.

The brochure for these products can be downloaded by clicking here Download 02.02.21_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA butterfly collection

We're also having a zoom class featuring this set of dies and creating 12 awesome cards on April 24th! Sign up now--contact me: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com. Note: you don't need the bundle to participate.

Remember if you place an online order using this month's host code (7AUSB7HQ) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order.

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base).

2. Cut Roccoco Rose cardstock 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Basic White cardstock 5 X 3 3/4; run through Ornate Floral folder

    *Place a pencil mark about 1/2 way up and a bit to the right of center:

Pencil dot

    *Place a pencil  mark on the right and bottom edges at 1" from the corner.

Pencil dots on sides

    *Using paper cutter or paper snips, cut from corner to center dot

    *Using scoring tool, score from bottom 1" mark to center & repeat with 1" right side dot to center

    *Fold outward on score lines & glue dot to card front in 'open' position.

    *Turn to back side and trim off the folded pieces that protrude beyond the card side

  4. Cut Designer paper (Ornate Garden) 2 X 3; glue to back of above layer; adhere this unit to card front with liquid glue.

5. Die cut your favorite butterfly from Basic Black cardstock; adhere to card front at apex of the 'tear' with glue dots.

6. Die cut stitched oval (Stitched Shapes) from Basic White cardstock; stamp hello (Best Year Stamp set) in black ink; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

7. Adhere 1 large, 1 medium & 1 small Champagne Rhinestone in a triangle (see photo).

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any product image below -you'll be in my store. Order your supplies today!


Can a Butterfly Brilliance Fly Through a Gold Hoop?

Can a Butterfly Brilliance Fly Through a Gold Hoop? Probably, but today she's just sitting on the edge..

Hoop card - close up

Gold hoop close up 2

Gold hoop card2

This is one of the 6 butterflies I cut with one run through with the die---if you missed the story check out last Tuesday's post at https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2021/03/a-card-designed-with-butterfly-bijou-designer-series-paper.html

The die is designed to cut out the multi-butterfly stamp with one roll & so it is with this designer paper--all six butterflies are cut at the same time. Dsp with die

I"ll give you step by step directions followed by the supply list --order your supplies today.

Let me remind you of the "brilliant idea" we discussed previously when you want to create 10 cards using just one of the butterflies...

Brilliant Idea--purchase a separate stamp set ($17), cut apart the butterflies--- each is a completely separate image so you can stamp each one singly leaving the other stamp whole to stamp all 6 at one time! "Brilliant", right?

Until May 3rd you can purchase this bundle- after May 3rd it will appear in the new catalog. The papers are available while supplies last or May 3rd.

The brochure for these products can be downloaded by clicking here Download 02.02.21_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA butterfly collection

We're also having a zoom class featuring this set of dies and creating 12 awesome cards on April 24th! Want to sign up--contact me: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com. Note: you don't need the bundle to participate.

Remember if you place an online order using this month's host code (7AUSB7HQ) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order.

Directions:

1. Cut Mint Macaron cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4.

2. Cut Shaded Spruce 5 X 3 3/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue

3. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 5/8 X 4 7/8; run through Always Argyle folder.

4. Die cut large fern (Forever Fern bundle) adhere to cardfront with liquid glue

    *Adhere gold hoop with glue dots (squish up the dots to hold the hoop) over the fern

    *Adhere Mint butterfly to edge of hoop with a glue dot; dhere Gold Glimmer dots to body

    *Die cut berry sprig (Forever Fern) from gold foil and from Mint cardstock; adhere under butterfly wtih glue dots

    *Add a wooden sprig (In Good Taste Elements) with a glue dot (see photo).

5. Stamp Hello (Forever Fern) in black in (e.g. Memento) on white cardstock, punch with Classic Label punch and adhere with glue dots.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on any image below and order what you need from my store:


A Card Designed with Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper

Today I'm going to show you A Card Designed with Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper. This beautiful designer series paper is part of the Butterfly Brilliance collection of products available until end of April (Bundle will be in new catalog). This designer paper won't be in the new catalog. It's available until supplies run out or May 3rd whichever comes first.

Here's today's card..

Dsp card

Now you think, wow that's a lot of die cutting--but, no, I used the single "multi-die" from a single piece of Butterfly Bijou designer paper---the dies cuts out all those butterflies precisely with one roll through the die cut machine! The paper is one of the Butterfly Bijou papers too. This card only uses four so tune in Thursday and see what I do with another one!

Dsp with die

The die is designed to cut out the multi-butterfly stamp with one roll & so it is with this designer paper--all six butterflies are cut at the same time. I"ll give you step by step directions followed by the supply list --order your supplies today.

Let me remind you of the "brilliant idea" we discussed previously when you want to create 10 cards using just one of the butterflies...

Brilliant Idea--purchase a separate stamp set ($17), cut apart the butterflies--- each is a completely separate image so you can stamp each one singly leaving the other stamp whole to stamp all 6 at one time! "Brilliant", right?

Until May 3rd you can purchase this bundle- after May 3rd it will appear in the new catalog. The papers are available while supplies last or May 3rd.

The brochure for these products can be downloaded by clicking here Download 02.02.21_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA butterfly collection

We're also having a zoom class featuring this set of dies and creating 12 awesome cards on April 24th! Want to sign up--contact me: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com. Note: you don't need the bundle to participate.

Remember if you place an online order using this month's host code (7AUSB7HQ) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order.

Directions:

1. Cut So Saffron cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base)

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut designer paper (Butterfly Bijou) 5 1/8 X 3 7/8; adhere to black layer with liquid glue.

4. Die cut the butterflies from the designer paper

Dsp with die

4. Die cut stitched oval (Stitched Shapes) from So Saffron; stamp verse (Forever Ferms) in black ink (e.g. Memento)

5. Die cut large fern spray and arch from Shaded Spruce. Snip the arch at the middle 

Fern arch

& snip the spray as shown in the photo

Fern sprig

6. Adhere  oval with 4 glue dots; insert greenery pieces (see photo of card) and adhere with glue or dots

7. Adhere butterflies with glue dots in centers; add 3 rhinestones to oval.

Your card is ready for sending.

Supply List: Click on any image below and order your supplies now in my store:


Do you want to see a "Brilliant" Kaleidoscope?

Do you want to see a "Brilliant" KaleidoscopeDid you know a group of butterflies is called a Kaleidoscope? What a fun name for a bunch of butterflies--so I thought this card fit that description very well.

Vellum card

The background is that beautiful Butterfly Bijou Designer Series paper--with a definite Kaleidoscope of butterflies. Using two of the watercolor designer papers for the under-butterflies, I cut two of the butterfly overlays in white to top them off. 

With most of the hard work done for you with that lovely designer paper, this card takes only minutes to assemble but looks much more difficult.

Let me remind you of the "brilliant idea" we discussed last week. Let's say you want to create 10 cards using just one of those six butterflies in the single stamp---what can you do so that you don't have to stamp all 6 butterflies?

Here's a Brilliant Idea--purchase a separate stamp set ($17), cut apart the butterflies--- each is a completely separate image. Now you can stamp each one singly leaving the other stamp whole to stamp all 6 at one time! "Brilliant", right?

Until May 3rd you can purchase this bundle (stamps and dies) after May 3rd it will appear in the new annual catalog. The designer paper and the Specialty paper will not be available after May 3rd.  

The brochure for these products can be downloaded by clicking here Download 02.02.21_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA butterfly collection

We're also having a zoom class featuring this set of dies and creating 12 awesome cards on April 24th! Want to sign up--contact me: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

Remember if you place an online order using this month's host code (7AUSB7HQ) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order.

Directions:

1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut designer paper (Butterfly Bijou) 5 3/8 X 4 1/8; adhere to card front with liquid glue

3. Cut Basic White cardstock 1 1/2 X 3 1/4; stamp verse (Happy Thoughts) in black ink (e.g. Memento).

4. Cut 3 3/8 X 1 5/8 Pool Party cardstock; adhere to back of verse with liquid glue.

5. Cut 2 3/4 X 4 1/4 Vellum cardstock & adhere to card front with glue dots placed at lease 1" from the outer edges (so they will be hidden behind the verse).

6. Adhere the verse unit to the center of the vellum with glue dots.

7. Die cut two medium sized solid butterflies one each from the pink water color & from the blue watercolor papers; cut the corresponding butterfly overlays from white card stock.  Adhere the overlays to the pink/blue solid die cuts with glue dots under the butterfly bodies. Adhere the butterflies to the card using glue dots.

8. Adhere one large and two small Cabana Artistry Blooms sequins around the verse (see photo).

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on any product image below & you'll be in my store--order your supplies today:


I Took Stampin'Up! Butterfly Brilliance Out of the Trash!

Today I took Stampin'Up! Brilliance Out of the TrashYes, it's true! 

I stamped the multi-butterfly stamp on white cardstock, die cut the multi-butterfly die -- tossed negative image in the trash. Then I really "looked" at the  negative image  & saw this.

Trash

I "saw" this awesome stencil (mask)...I snatched it out of the transh & here's what transpired with some ink & sponges...

Sponged background card

Look closely --you'll see butterfly images in that gorgeous eye-popping background paper. I simply used 3 inks, sponges, repositioning the mask each time I switched ink color.

Sponged background card close up

Let me remind you of the "brilliant idea" we discussed last week. Let's say you want to create 10 cards using just one of those six butterflies in the single stamp---what can you do so that you don't have to stamp all 6 butterflies?

Here's a Brilliant Idea--purchase a separate stamp set ($17), cut apart the butterflies--- each is a completely separate image. Now you can stamp each one singly leaving the other stamp whole to stamp all 6 at one time! "Brilliant", right?

Until May 3rd you can purchase this bundle (stamps and dies) after May 3rd it will appear in the new annual catalog. The designer paper and the Specialty paper will not be available after May 3rd.  

The brochure for these products can be downloaded by clicking here Download 02.02.21_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA butterfly collection

We're also having a zoom class featuring this set of dies and creating 12 awesome cards on April 24th! Want to sign up--contact me: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

Remember if you place an online order using this month's host code (7AUSB7HQ) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order.

Directions:

1. Cut Pumpkin Pie cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Very Vanilla cardsstock 3 7/8 X 5 1/8:

    *If you don't already have a piece of cardstock with the 6 butterflies cut out--cut a piece of white cardstock approximately 5 1/2 X 6; die cut the butterflies (note: you may want to stamp the butterflies first so you can use them for other projects). Keep the negative image (see above photo)

    *Position the mask over the vanilla cardstock and sponge Mango Melody ink in all the butterfly openings.

1- sponge with melody

This is the result:

2 melody    *Position the mask in another directions and sponge with Flirty Flamingo

3 sponging with flirty

The result

 

4 melody

*Again reposition the mask and sponge with pumpkin

5 finished w pumpkin    *If any white areas remain, just sponge in a color that works well in that area.

    *Stamp verse (Borders Abound) in black ink
    *Die cut largest butterfly overlay from black cardstock; adhere with glue dots
    *Add 1 large & 2 small gold rhinestones (Holiday set) in an approximate triangle.
    *Adhere this layer to card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any product image below--you'll be in my store--order supplies today!