Tuesday, May 6, 2014

SUO96 Bees, Birds and Butterflies!!

Hi Stampers! 

I hope you will have the time to visit and check out the rest of the fantastic Design Team projects at both sites and if you have a chance, using your Stampin’ Up! Only products, come join in on the fun!

To create this project:
Using My Digital Studio (MDS), position the flower stamp brush set from Springtime Hello along with the bee (of course, if you have the stamp set you can stamp as well with Basic Black Classic Ink- I decided to enlarge the images so I used MDS). 
Print out onto Whisper White cardstock, color using Stampin’ Write markers- Island Indigo for the flower petals, So Saffron for the flower centers and bee, Pear Pizzazz for the stems and Sahara Sand for the shadows.   Use a Chalk Marker to create highlights on the flowers and bee wings.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Ovals Collection Framelits™ to cut out the image and cut another oval the same size from Basic Black cardstock, cutting the black oval in half for the frame.  Position the black frame behind the focal image oval, use a Sponge Dauber to apply Crumb Cake Classic Ink and the Color Spritzer Tool along with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to distress a bit more.
Ink the En Francais background stamp using Crumb Cake Classic Ink and stamp onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and stamp again onto a piece of Soft Sky cardstock (without re-inking).  Use the Big Shot™ with the Honeycomb Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss both pieces.
Use the Distressing Tool to distress the edges and sponge Crumb Cake Classic Ink over the edges.   Adhere to the Basic Black card base per the sketch, add the 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon strip and mount the focal image oval using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
Stamp the sentiment from Express Yourself using Basic Black Classic Ink and cut out using the Big Shot™ with the Bitty Banner Framelits™ cutting another banner from Basic Black cardstock as well.
Cut the Basic Black banner in half and adhere behind the sentiment on both ends.  Use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Stampin’ Write Basic Black marker to add distressing and with the Sponge Dauber apply Crumb Cake Classic Ink.  Add to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
Stamp the butterfly from Papillon Potpourri using Basic Black Classic Ink onto Island Indigo cardstock.  Punch out using the Elegant Butterfly Punch and mount onto another butterfly punched from Basic Black cardstock. 
Mount to the card front and add Pearls to finish off the card. 
Stamp Sets: Springtime Hello, Papillon Potpourri, Express Yourself
Ink: Basic Black, Printer Ink- Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Island Indigo, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Basic Black; Chalk Marker
Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky
Accessories: Big Shot™, Honeycomb Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Ovals Collection and Bitty Banners Framelits™, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponge Daubers, Ribbon, Pearls

Thanks again for stopping - I hope you have a chance to join in on our “Birds, Bees and Butterflies”SU-Only Challenge!


Deb said...

Such a beautiful card! Love all the texture! You are such an artist with all the extra coloring and highlights! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Young said...

Wow! The colors, the details are just so beautiful. Love your card. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Margaret Raburn said...

Julie, you do such beautiful work! All the texture and details you've included are just wonderful! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

How beautiful Julie! And I just love how you used the sketch for you SUO challenge card! It just worked out so perfectly! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Melissa Davies said...

This is PHENOMENAL! The color is extraordinary! Thanks for joining us this week in the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Gorgeous card!! I love that you incorporated MDS for the focal point. Your coloring is amazing, the card is simply wonderful. Thanks so much for joining the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!!

Debbie Henderson said...

What a beauty (as always) Julie! Love the butterflies...they look so real! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

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