Mornin’, y’all! How goes your week? We’re getting some much-needed rain and it’s cooler again, so that’s a nice change for us!
My card today uses a pretty stamp set called Watercolor Wings. It’s in both the current and the upcoming Annual Catalog so you can get it right now if you don’t have it already! Take a look-see:
I played along with two challenges on this one. The first, from Sunday Stamps, inspired my color choices.
And the second, from The Paper Players, inspired the clean-and-simple format and the butterflies!
I started by cutting two of the solid butterfly die shapes from the Bold Butterfly Framelits from scrap card stock. I used the cut-outs as masks and the negative as a stencil.
Using my Sponge Daubers and my card stock stencil, I inked the top butterfly in Tranquil Tide. I used the stamps in the Watercolor Wings stamp set to add the accents and the butterfly body in more Tranquil Tide. Then I covered it with one of my masks, and repeated the process for the middle butterfly, using Lemon-Lime Twist ink (available 1 June).
Finally, I covered the Lemon-Lime Twist butterfly with a mask and inked the bottom one in Marina Mist.
I used a White Gel Pen to add some dot highlights on all three flutterbies, and then I picked up some ink from the lid of my Smoky Slate ink pad with a Blender Pen and very lightly added some shading on the bottom edge of the butterfly wings.
The sentiment, from Watercolor Wings, is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a strip of Whisper White. I adhered a slightly larger strip of Tranquil Tide card stock to the card front with Liquid Glue and then popped the sentiment over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished up by SNAILing the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and the card front was done!
On the inside, I used the small butterfly in the Bold Butterfly Framelits and cut it out twice – once in Lemon-Lime Twist and once in Tranquil Tide. I adhered the Tranquil Tide die cut to a Whisper White panel with Liquid Glue, then I adhered the cuts from the Lemon-Lime Twist die cut in the negative spaces.
I SNAILd the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into my Smoky Slate card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another die cut Bold Butterfly on the front. First I stamped the smaller solid butterfly from Watercolor Wings in Tranquil Tide, then I adhered the Lemon-Lime Twist butterfly from the previous step over top with Liquid Glue…
…and on the envelope flap, I added another Tranquil Tide butterfly. For this one, I used all the large butterfly stamps in the Watercolor Wings stamp set.
Et Voila! I’m kinda loving how these three colors – Marina Mist, Lemon-Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide – worked out together. What do you think? I hope you like!
P.S I’ve only got one opening left in the June Online Host Club, and just a couple in the July Club. Don’t waste another second – get the deets right here and then let me know you want one of those spots! 🙂
HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: TFGC4A4Z
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
I Have a Few Share Spots Left!!
Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares
What are catalog shares, you ask? Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!
In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!! If you were to buy one of each of them – you’d spend over $600! Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog! You get a chance to “try before you buy”!
I’ve got a few options for you to pick from: a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!). You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here. Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!
PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!
Here’s the fine-print!
- For first-time subscribers only.
- Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
- Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
- Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
- Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.
The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles! Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be! Nope – they go away at the end of May.
Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
The 2017-2018 In Colors Inks and Card Stock will be available on 1 June!
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Smoky Slate Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)
Tranquil Tide Card Stock (1 June!): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1/2″ x 2 3/8″ (mat for sentiment)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3/8″ x 2 1/4″ (sentiment)
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
We’ve been in a bit of hand-crossing phase this past week.
You’ll recall this one…
The other day, I took a shower so I could run some errands. And – as usual, I had my bath-house attendant in attendance.
And he waited patiently. He reminds me of a husband waiting in a department store while his wife is in the dressing room.
His hands just crack me up.
Every. Single. Time!