Friday, July 7, 2017

Stamp Off Butterfly Basics Framed

Greetings and welcome to the Stamp Off Challenge
with Buffy, Susan and Jackie.  We're here every Friday,
for your stampin pleasure.

 This week we are featuring a Frame It Challenge.
We need to somehow, use a frame on our project.
 Stampin' Up features Framelits that work well for
creating frames on page 214.

  I love frames on cards, but found this challenge
easier said than done.  I'm a CAS stamper, with a bit
of OCD thrown in, so I have difficulty with things
that aren't real "organized".  In this example, I used
a Copper frame, from the Layering Squares Framelits.
I framed the buttterfly from Butterfly Basics on page 149.
I embossed the Tranquil Tide layer with the
Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing
Folder on page 211 with Copper Embossing Powder.
I like the irregular spatters of embossing powder,
surrounding the butterfly!

Now,  please click on over to see what Buffy and Susan
have done with their frames.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Colorful Seasons with Daisy Sun

If you haven't gotten the Colorful Seasons set (on page 224)
with the coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlits (p 216),
you should!  I think that this is the most flexible,
delightful bundle in the 2017-18 catalog.  It literally
works for every single season.

In this example, I used Work of Art, on page 151,
to create the sand.  I added the "ENJOY" sentiment from
Thoughtful Banners on page 66.  Can you figure out what
I made the sun out of??  That's the Daisy punch
on page 206.  I just ran it through a circle die, to cut
off the petals.  I thought that the Daisy worked
pretty well for a sun!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy Birthday Thinlits Die

It is the day before Independence Day, but I did not
create a standard 4th of July card.  I think that
this card has some of those elements, with the little
"Oh My Stars" impressions from the Textured
Impressions Embossing Folder on page 210.
They look like little explosions.

I added 3 "Happys" from the new Happy Birthday 
Thinlits Die on page 213.  I like the fact that these
words can be used individually, so that this Die does
not have to be used for just Birthdays.