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watercolor butterfly

Here is another card made with the latest set released by Mark’s Finest Papers called Daffodil Greetings.   I used the butterfly image and sentiment here for a quick and easy card.

Watercolor paper was used as the main panel – I inked the butterfly with SU’s markers in Summer Sun, Only Orange and Melon Mambo and spritzed with water.  The sentiment was stamped with the Melon Mambo ink.

A Martha Stewart punch was used for the border, Basic Grey square rhinestones in the corner and seam binding for the ribbon.   All paper and cardstock is from Mark’s Finest Papers.

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carnation, butterfly and lace

What do you do when you want something to jazz up your white card?    Add lace ribbon to the front!

When I finished coloring the main panel of this card, I placed it on a plain white card base and it looked just that – plain.  I thought of embossing the base but wanted to do something different, but still have a subtle look without overwhelming the focal point.  As I looked around my craft room I spied that box of ribbons my sister-in-law gave me last summer  when we visited her.  She has a sewing/craft room in her home filled with all sorts of fabric, buttons, trim, etc.  While visiting her we stopped at their LSS.  I found some paper and was checking out the ribbon section when she told me she has a closet full of ribbon and would love it if I would take it off her hands as she does not really use it.

So, I ended up with a box of ribbon and lace trim!  Back to the card….looking through the box I found several different lace ribbons and chose one to cover the front of the card.  I just ran strips of tape using an ATG gun on the front and placed the lace in rows across it.  It took about 6 rows of lace to cover the front and I really love the look it created!

Thanks Leona for the ribbon and lace!

The stamps are from Mark’s Finest Papers.  The images were stamped on Copic X-press it blending cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink.  The following copics were used to color:

RV02, RV04, RV09

G21, G24

B01, B02, B04

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Just a little break from holiday cards to show this one..

This was published earlier this year in the Through The Craft Room Door magazine.  I used the butterfly from Sweet n Sassy Stamps, a branch image from Stampscapes and a sentiment from Flourishes and paired it with Memory Box paper.  Memento Rich Cocoa ink was used for the images. 

The butterfly was colored with several blue and green copic markers, cut out and popped up.   In this photo the butterfly looks more vibrant than it really is.  The colors are a bit more subdued IRL and more in line with the colors on the designer paper.   The main panel was mounted on green, then brown papers and placed on a white card base made from textured Bazzill cardstock.

A quick and easy card!  Thanks for stopping by today!

free for all challenge, and I’m published!

Today’s card is for the Free For All Challenge at SCS – which calls for creating something with an aviary theme – birds, winged things, feathers, etc and to use one color that you don’t normally use.  Here is my entry:

The two background panels are stamped with Memento London Fog on PTI’s soft stone paper with PTI’s diamond background and script images.  The butterflies (from Sweet N  Sassy) were stamped and colored with copics cut out and popped up on the script panel.

The yellow background mats are really white cardstock edged with a yellow copic marker.

Now  – about the ribbon accent.  No, I did not have ribbons that matched perfectly with the copic markers – I made them match!  I took narrow ivory satin ribbon and colored three strips with yellow,  green and blue copics in the same shades I used on the butterflies.

So – the butterfly image fulfills the aviary part of the challenge.  The color I don’t use very often?  Yellow, and the soft stone paper.  I liked the look of the paper when I first got it, but now it doesn’t seem to go well with alot of what I do, so this really was a challenge for me!


One of the goals I had for myself at the start of the year was to submit more items for publications with the hope of being published.  I am so happy to report that a card of mine is featured in the current issue of Through The Craft Room Door!    I won’t be able to post it here for few months, but I do hope you will take a look at the publication (here).     

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a note about digi images

Today’s Sweet ‘n Sassy blog features a card I made a few weeks ago and I wanted to mention my first real experience with digi images, because that is what I used on it.

The card (details shown on this post here) was created using designer paper from My Minds Eye and a butterfly image from the Sweet ‘n Sassy set called Everday Miracles which includes two butterfly images and some wonderful sentiments.  I had the idea of the card in mind but did not have just the right butterfly image and was thrillled when I saw that this set was available in digi format and at a great price.

I’ve had no real experience with digi images and was a tad concerned because I wanted to use copic markers to color and the paper I usually use for copics is too thick to run through my printer.  But I figured for the price it was a great deal, so I printed the images out on some other good cardstock and went to work.

I was pleasantly surprised that the cardstock I used was just fine and  that my printer ink did not smear with the copics.  I also ended up using this particular butterfly image on several projects – and  realized how useful digi images are because you can re-size them so easily to fit your project.

I will be taking a closer look at digi images – most of what I’ve seen are more along the “cute” side and I hope I can find some that are less cute and more realistic such as the butterfly set used here.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I’ve been working on some things to submit for publication,  which means I can’t post until I hear back from them.  Next week we’ll be traveling up to Boston for my niece’s wedding which mean no time for stamping until I return.