January 30, 2015

More Butterfly Basics

Greetings all,

My last day at home after six months of being unemployed. It's been a long haul and would have been enjoyable had I not been consumed with a continual job search. I am so thankful to have this new start. So, life as I've known it will be changing. I'm trying to figure out a new home schedule - when to do laundry, cleaning, how to plan meals and relearn to live life while working full time! I usually do better the more I have to do, so I know all will be fine.

This week I've been working on Valentine cards and my great-nephew's birthday card. I'll be sure to post them for you, but today I want to share the second of three note cards that I made as part of a gift that my cousin requested. The set uses the beautiful and versatile Butterfly Basics stamp set and the coordinating thinlits.

Not quite sure why I was getting the funky pink background, but try as I may, I couldn't get rid of it. Oh well...

This set truly is perfect for the collage look. The feature color is Perfect Plum. The postage mark is stamped with Elegant Eggplant, which is a deeper color that allows the image to pop a bit more. The ferns are stamped with Always Artichoke and I sponged some Daffodil Delight over the images for a color variation. I stamped the sentiment on vellum cardstock and attached it to the main panel. A few glue dots on the back of the butterly's body and he's ready to fly off of the page! Wouldn't you enjoy receiving this card in the mail? 

A complete list of products used in this project is listed at the end of this post. Click on the photo to go directly to my online store.

TIP: To attach vellum, use glue dots. It works best if you can hide them under an image, but they are less obvious than using snail.

TIP: When using thinlits, be sure to place a piece of waxed paper between your card stock and the thinlit; your die cut image will release MUCH easier.

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Upcoming class: February's class will focus on the Bokeh technique. We will be experiementing with several ways to achieve this beautiful effect. If you're in the Washington County, WI area, contact me to reserve your space in class! Saturday, February 21, from 9 - noon.

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