Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card is one of those where I focus on the smaller images in a stamp set.
I used the Flutterbee Tullia stamp set from Sweet November Stamps. The stamp set has one main image (a little girl sitting), a sentiment and six smaller butterflies. I’m only using the butterflies for this card. I stamped all the butterflies twice and colored most of them with two tone blends with Copics.
I fussy cut each of the butterflies right up against the stamped lines, going over the cut edge with a black pen so no white core would show from the sides. I then took a thin Copic multiliner to make the bodies of the butterflies more solid black (I suspect I might need a new black ink pad because my current one is starting to get dry).
I added the butterflies to a 3 1/2 x 4 3/4″ panel of Stamper’s Select White cardstock from Papertrey Ink, lifting the wings and adding tiny pieces of 1 mm foam squares to the back of them for dimension. I didn’t want these to be flat. On some of the butterlies, I added 2 mm white pearls from Kort & Godt to the bodies.
The sentiment is from the Flutterbee Skye stamp set. I stamped it in VersaFine Onyx Black ink in the center of my white panel and covered it in Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder from Judikins, before heat setting. I mounted my white panel onto a card base made from Vintage Cream cardstock from Papertrey Ink.
The sparkle of the embossing powder is visible in this photo, as is the wonderful lift the wings of the butterflies get by using tiny pieces of foam tape. I colored one more butterfly, but there was no more room on the front of the card, so I adhered it to the back of the card above my “Handmade by Elin” stamp.
Not a lot of colors for this one, though I did use the yellow ones for all the two toned butterflies.
Fun fact: Despite being a secular country, Norway has the longest Easter holiday in the world. I happen to love that fact, and we have some other elements to our Easter that are unique to Norway, like reading crime novels and watching murder mystery movies/miniseries on TV. An Easter without a good crime novel sounds like a miserable one, to be honest. I’m spending all 10 days of my Easter holiday at our cabin in the mountains with my family. Before leaving, I made these cute chocolate wrappers that I’m giving the kids today. Chocolate is a natural part of Easter, after all. I colored these cute images from the Sweet Easter stamp set with my Copics and fussy cut them. I put them aside while I worked on the rest of these little chocolate wrappers.
I used patterned paper from Papirdesign for both of these, wrapping the paper around the chocolate, adding glue to the seam and one end. Super simple, right? I added my colored chickens with foam tape and die cut the letters for their names using the Connected alpha die set from My Favorite Things. I die cut two layers from white cardstock and the top layer from Bright Buttercup cardstock from Papertrey Ink for the yellow, and patterned paper from Papirdesign for the purple.
I created slits at the open end to feed ribbon through, and put the ribbon around the chocolate. By doing this, the chocolate comes out of the wrapper when you pull on the ribbon. I put what’s known as fairy tale chocolate inside both of these. There are different illustrations from well known fairy tales on the chocolate wrapper, and the fairy tale itself is written on the inside. The fairy tale depicted on this wrapper is about a pancake that doesn’t want to get eaten, so he runs away from everyone and everything trying to eat him… until he meets a pig.
The color palette for these two couldn’t possibly be any simpler, right?
Hi, crafty friends. I’m back with another card made with the brand new release from Sweet November Stamps. This time I used the Forest Abode stamp set, which is a 4×8″ set that comes with the tree house I’ve used here, a sentiment and another smaller tree house. The one I’ve used is sized perfectly to fit the front of an A2 card, the smaller one is perfect as a backdrop behind the fairies and other cuties from the release.
I colored the scene in using Copics. A couple of my browns went sticky during my coloring, and refilling them (which usually does the trick, markers tend to go sticky when they’re low on ink) didn’t work, so I replaced the nibs and they’re behaving a little bit better now.
Confession time: I actually had to color this whole panel a second time. In the process of cutting down the kraft cardstock I used for my frame from a lettersize piece to something that would fit in my die cutting machine, I accidentally placed my finished, colored piece behind the kraft cardstock I was cutting. I realized what I’d done as soon as it happened, but by then it was too late. I had a cut going down the center of my panel and one going straight left from the center. I hadn’t cut through (I did cut through the cardstock that was on on top that I meant to cut through), but I had two very visible cut lines on my colored piece. I’ve done some weird things in my craft room, but have never made this particular kind of a blunder before. Can I blame Covid-19? I tested positive two days before this happened, and I think it’s made my brain foggy. Anyway, long story short, I had to recolor my image.
Using Classic Kraft cardstock from Papertrey Ink, I die cut the largest of the Wood frame infinity dies from Hero Arts and put two additional layers behind it for dimension. The die actually cuts a frame that is slightly larger than the size of an A2 card, so I created a custom sized card to fit the frame. I glued the frame to my scene, stamped a sentiment from the Småtekster stamp set from Norsk Stempelblad AS onto Cornflower cardstock from My Favorite Things and heat embossed it in white, before using a die from the Tag Builder Blueprints 6 die set from My Favorite Things to turn it into a nice strip with a flag end. I adhered it to the frame and added 3 sequins from the White Orchid sequin mix from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards to finish.
Very simple color palette. Since I had to color it twice I’m glad it wasn’t more involved 🙂
Hi, crafty friends. Today is a very exciting day, because there’s a new release out from Sweet November Stamps, and Amy asked med to guest design. We have a blog hop happening over on Instagram, but I thought I’d share my first card here, as well.
The images I’ve chosen for my card are actually from the Sweet Easter stamp set, but I think they work well for other occasions too. I colored them in using my Copics, and diecut my panel into a circle using a die from the Stitched Circle STAX set from My Favorite Things.
I wanted a little bit of subtle interest to my background, and used the Garden Lattice dies from Honey Bee and die cut both the base and the top die (these are sold separately) twice from Stamper’s Select White cardstock from Papertrey Ink. By doubling up on each of the die cuts, I get lots of dimension.
I also die cut the word hugs from the Sending Big Hugs die from My Favorite Things. I die cut two layers from white cardstock and three layers from purple (Winter Wisteria from Papertrey Ink). The purple didn’t match my coloring, so I added BV02 to the top layer, that did the trick. I stamped my sub sentiment from the Bitty Thanks & Gratitude stamp set from My Favorite Things using Grapesicle ink, also from My Favorite Things, and adhered the strip directly to the diecut HUGS word.
I finished off the card by adding a few veneer butterflies, I thought they paired well with the butterfly on the bunny’s nose. The butterflies are from Wycinanka, and I added two Kort & Godt pearls to the center of each of the butterflies to form the body, and that finishes the card.