Monday 22 January 2018

It's a Beautiful Butterfly!

Good morning fellow crafters!
Today I start my 10 days in a row working so I wanted to get this post in before I got to distracted.

I made this card this past weekend for one of my cute little nieces that is turning 5. I know it is not a typical little girl card but I known she will like the bling! :D

The 2 stamps sets I used for this card were Swallowtail and Hello stamp sets from Stampin Up!  I know these stamps are no longer available to buy directly from Stampin Up, but if you can find them on a buy/sell group, they are well worth it!

First I stamped the butterfly in Momento ink (Black Tuxedo), then I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers (BT2, BT4, BT7 and BT9) to color it in. When using alcohol markers, it is important to use the right ink (such as Momento ink) to stamp your image so it doesn't bleed. I then cut out the butterfly to attach to the card. I used dimensional foam adhesive behind the larger wing to give it the look like it is going to fly off the card!

The background was made using Island Indigo ink and stamping the Hello without reinking, which gives the multi shades of the same ink. The "birthday girl" image was stamped using Pool Party ink, then cut out and attached to the card using dimensional foam adhesive. I then used Glossy Accents to give the image an epoxy look. 

Lastly, I added some sequins to give it a more blingy look!

To see a detailed video on how the butterfly was colored, watch HERE. I did not use any coloring pencils like she did in the video, just the alcohol markers, but I think it still turned out pretty good!

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Cayla ~

Saturday 6 January 2018

Well Hello!

Well Hello!
It seems to be that as soon as winter hits, I have time to craft more often! So I just wanted to share these cards I made over the last couple weeks. I was inspired by cards I had seen on Pinterest, so please feel free to go check out my boards to see the original creations.

This first card was one made using the Softly Falling SUP embossing folder and the Lift Me Up SUP stamps and dies. I changed it from the original a wee bit by brushing the edges of the white and the clouds with Smoky Slate ink. I also used a lighter grey (Smoky Slate) cardstock. The greeting was made using the Birthday Banners SUP stamp set.

This next card was super fun to make! I used the Oh So Succulent SUP stamp set and dies to create this lovely little pot of succulents. The back ground behind the pot was made using water color paper and Burmuda Bay & Pear Pizzazz SUP inks. I just sprayed the paper with water and then used my aqua painter to brush ink across the front, blending a bit in the middle. After it was somewhat dry I then flicked ink onto the background using the aqua painter to get a spotty look.

This next card has such an elegant feel to it and is made using some of my fave cardstock, Crumb Cake. I embossed the floral image using white embossing powder and added a glitter strip to the side by using white cardstock and Platinum Stickles.

This last card is made using one of my fave color combos! The SUP inks I used were Hello Honey, Island Indigo and a touch of Blackberry Bliss. The SUP stamp sets I used were Gorgeous Grunge and Flowering Fields.

Thanks for checking my blog out! I hope to chat again soon!

~ Cayla ~

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