Saturday, June 29, 2013

Vellum Flowers and Butterflies- Another Floral Birthday :-)

Hi Stampers!!

I hope all of you are having a great weekend so far!! I understand today is Canada Day- so happy Canada Day to all of my Canadian friends!!  

I wanted to create a card with this week’s DD59 Dynamic Duo Challenge Colors (Basic Gray and you pick the second color) and I decided to choose Pink Pirouette.  I have a great friend who just loves pink and loves to stamp, so whenever I can I try to use pink for her :-).

If you have had the chance to visit the Dynamic Duos, try to stop by sometime this week- they always have a number of entries plus they have a wonderful Design Team!!  Again, tremendous inspiration!!

To create this card:

Repeatedly stamp the flowers from Flower Shop and butterfly from Papillon Potpourri using Basic Gray Classic Ink onto Vellum (I have not used Vellum in a while and love this technique). 

Once the ink has dried, flip the image over onto the Stampin’ Pierce™ Mat (this mat is not only great for paper piercing but also for stamping and this vellum technique).  Use a stylus and gently rub the stylus over all of the white areas in the flower images and butterflies.

Use the Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write marker to add a bit of pink to back of the blossoms (to appears as though they are dogwood blossoms) and also to the back of the butterflies (you are coloring over the area that you just rubbed the stylus). 

If desired, add a bit of Pink Pirouette to the front of the blossoms as well.  Punch out the butterflies using the Elegant Butterfly Punch and hand cut the flowers (you could use the Pansy Punch but you will have a border around the edge when using the punch). 

Ink the blossom stamp from Blooming with Kindness using Pink Pirouette ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Use the Big Shot™ and one of the Deco Labels Framelits™ to cut a frame from the Bloomin’ with Kindness image and also cut another frame the same size from Basic Gray cardstock.  Cut the Basic Gray frame in half horizontally and trim the edges so only the top portion shows as a frame behind the focal image.  

Stamp the sentiment from Wetlands (love these sentiments) using Basic Gray Classic Ink directly onto the Deco Label image.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Framed Tulips Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock and trim the outside edge a bit.  Layer this onto Basic Gray cardstock and again onto Pink Pirouette.

Adhere a piece of Basic Gray Designer Series Paper (I used a piece from a retired Level I Hostess Pack) and add the layered Deco Label with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.  Adhere the vellum flowers and butterflies using Mini Glue Dots, add the Pearls to the butterflies and ribbon at the top to finish off the card.  

Stamp Sets:  Flower Shop, Blooming with Kindness, Papillon Potpourri, Wetlands

Ink: Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Stampin’ Write Marker- Pink Pirouette

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, retired Basic Gray DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Framed Tulips Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Deco Labels Framelits™, Elegant Butterfly Punch,Stampin' Pierce Mat, Stylus, Pearls, Basic Gray ribbon (from my stash)

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a great weekend!!


Bette S said...

I absolutely love your card. The colors are just great and the flowers are adorable. Great job!

Michelle said...

So, so pretty, Julie! I love the soft look of the vellum. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

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