Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds

It's the middle of the week and the end of my butterfly cards...promise!

I used the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set to create my card for today.

My card base is Bermuda Bay but the camera did not present the true color. I stippled the Whisper White mat with Bermuda Bay Ink.

The large butterfly is fussy cut from the retired Botanical Butterflies DSP. The two itty bittys are stamped from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and punched out with the Butterfly Duet punch. I used my light and dark Balmy Blue Blends to color all the butterflies. On the large one, I used the Blends Lifter to try to get some even lighter spots. It is adhered with Dimensionals.

The sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet is stamped in Bermuda Bay.

I used my Granny Apple Green light Blends to color the leaves of the floral spray from Beauty Abounds. I added three tiny pearls (which you can hardly see from the photo) from a retired Paper Pumpkin kit and called it clean and simple yet elegant. I hope the Design Team at The Card Concept #119 Butterflies agree!

I colored a piece of the same DSP and added it to the Mary says, "No nekkid envelopes!" The front of the envelope has a few butterflies stamped on it.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you back tomorrow for our Thursday Blog Hop.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet Butterfly Birthday

Remember I told you I had a client who wanted a butterfly card for a birthday? Well, the one I showed you yesterday was the one she purchased! I had made two more to show her and here's one of them...she wanted this one at first but changed her mind!

For this one, I used a Granny Apple Green card base and a retired Tempting Turquoise mat.

The Whisper White art panel was embossed with the retired Fluttering EF after I had stamped the "swoosh" from the retired Star of Light Stamp Set.

All the butterflies are fussy cut. The sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set and is stamped on a scrap of Whisper White in Tempting Turquoise ink. I cut it out with one of the Layering Ovals dies and the scalloped oval is from the same set using a scrap of Granny Apple Green. I adhered three tiny pearls. I stippled the piece with Tempting Turquoise ink.

You can't see it in the photo, but I used the Fine Tip Glue to add a layer of sheen to the big butterfly.

I'm entering my card at SUOC 232 Designer's Choice and at Tuesday Throwdown #440 - Pile It On.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Birthday Card

Good Monday morning makeover, peeps! I feel like I'm back in the swing of things and I'm so glad you've joined me!!

Yesterday I posted a butterfly card and today I've changed it up a bit. I'll show you my cards side by side. This one is yesterday's 

and the next one is today's!

Isn't it awesome how a stippling brush, different placement and antennae 
make such a difference?

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Stampin' Up! Star of Light Butterflies

Good morning! I'm back to my usual schedule of posting in the morning, I hope!

Today I used the retired Star of Light Stamp Set with some hand-colored butterflies for my card. The two smallest butterflies are punched with the Butterfly Duet punch and the large one is fussy cut from the retired Botanical Butterflies DSP. The sentiment is from the retired Picture Perfect Stamp Set. I'm playing again at The Card Concept #119 - Beautiful Butterflies but this time I'm using the Clean and Layered Style. 

I have been commissioned to create a butterfly card for a client so you will be seeing lots of butterflies this week. I am trying to achieve the colors in the photo she gave me but I'm not having too much success. I'm going to show you the photo and please leave me a comment if you have any ideas. I will be truly grateful.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you tomorrow morning!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Stampin' Up - Painted Glass Birthday Card

Today I decided I wanted to play with Carole's alcohol inks that I inherited. I also wanted to make a birthday card for a friend whose Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage Craft Die I borrowed a long time ago. When I borrowed it, I cut out a number of panels so I would have them for future use.

Here is the card front...

The challenge requires a style and mine is CAS (Clean and Simple)...not my norm until the back ordeal!

So, obviously, I had this particular butterfly die cut panel done in Basic Black. I took a piece of glossy photo paper and swiped it with "aqua" alcohol ink. Then I cut it to the size of the black panel and adhered them together. I adhered that to a retired Tempting Turquoise card base that was pre-cut. How simple is that?

For the inside, I used one of Carole's stippling brushes and a stamp from the Painted Glass Stamp Set. All that was done in Tempting Turquoise Ink, which is retired. 

Thank you for stopping by today to look at my quick and easy long as you have the right supplies! If you don't have the Memory Box die, you could use this Butterfly Beauty Dies.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Stampin' Up! Most Wonderful Time for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

I used the Stampin’ Up! Most Wonderful Time Stamp Set from the Medley, Feels Like Frost Specialty 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, and Stitched Labels Dies to create my card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. We’ve got a sketch challenge this week and here is what I created for it...

This card was quick and easy once I determined what my measurements would be. They are listed at the bottom of my post along with the product used.

My card base is Soft Sea Foam card stock. The mat is Highland Heather and the patterned paper is from the pack mentioned above. I'm entering my card in Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #454 and Addicted to Stamps and More Holiday Challenge #358.

The sentiment is stamped in Highland Heather on a scrap of Whisper White. I cut it to fit the center of the die cut piece. I adhered that to the card front with Dimensionals.

Three Gorgeous Grape Glitter Enamel Dots finish off the card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and thank you for joining the hop. Clicking on the "next" button will take you to the ever-charming, ever-talented Eva Dobilas. Clicking on the names below will take you directly to the other equally charming and talented team members and their projects.

Karen Finkle - You are here!
Eva Dobilas

Card Base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Mat: 4 15/16" x 3"
DSP: 4 7/16" x 3 1/2"
Sentiment Piece: 1" x 3 1/4"
Sentiment: scrap

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet Masculine Birthday

This is my second post today as my first post was not about a card I created...I was learning something new.

This card is something old. Well, I mean I did make it this afternoon, but the product used is old with the exception of the sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet, the card stock, ink and the copper Star Designer Elements. You can use the Crackle Paint Background Stamp on the second largest star but I used a stamp from the October 2016 Season of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin Kit. My inspiration came from watching a video by Danica Ferrante.

At the end of this post, I will list the measurements and product you can use to make this card.

The DSP I used is from the retired Warmth and Cheer Pack. The die cut stars are from the retired Star Framelits. I did the hand "stitching" on the largest star with my Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker and wrote in the recipient's name on the smallest star with the same marker. That star is raised up with a Dimensional.

The lighting for my photo was horrible and I apologize for that. If you have any questions about the card, just leave me a comment.

I'd like to enter my card at Die Cuttin Divas: Challenge #437 - Birthday

Thank you for stopping by.


Thick Very Vanilla Card Base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Early Espresso Strips: 5 1/2" x 1" (2)
Crumb Cake Strip: 5 1/2" x 1 3/4"
DSP: 5 1/2" x 1"
Scraps of Very Vanilla for 3 stars

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Jackie Bultje, The Pampered Stamper, has a great post this morning about Alzheimers so I am following her lead. She also inspired me to get out one of my Paper Pumpkin Kits, which I have totally neglected. I'll be back later with a card but just have to try this now while my brain is fresh!

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I hope you'll come back later to see which Paper Pumpkin Kit I got out to use. I have 32 of them!!

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds

It's the middle of the week and the end of my butterfly cards...promise! I used the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set to create my card for ...