Sunday, July 12, 2015

Simple Sketches - #1 and #2

Another Stampin' Up! set done:) This one is called "Simple Sketches." I'm pretty sure there are more stamps in the complete set, but I wanted the butterflies pretty badly and bought them, along with these two sentiments, on eBay. And then I hardly ever used them!

For this first one, I stamped the butterflies and sentiment and cut them into squares. Then I matted them with a single piece of Crushed Curry cardstock. I mounted that panel on Dimensionals. The patterned paper is from a Die Cuts With a View matstack.
This second card uses the same butterfly stamps. It's really hard to see, but the third layer of the butterfly (the squiggly lines) and the sentiment are embossed with gold embossing powder. I scored two lines between the butterfly and the sentiment and then I added a very thin strip of shimmery gold cardstock. I matted that layer - and the bottom layer - with the gold cardstock. The bottom layer was created using a Memory Box leaf stencil and a Darice Wire Fence embossing folder. The butterfly panel is mounted on Dimensionals.

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bonnie32002 said...

Now I know I have this....and maybe used it 3 or 4 times. I never thought it really made very pretty cards but you may have changed my mind. I'll have to bring them out for another inking.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

That's a cute little butterfly. Stamps that have more than one step are fun to do. You created two great cards with that set.

Leslie Miller said...

That's a really cute stamp. Love multi-step stamps. I remember when you were doing the Flutterby challenges, so you probably "needed" this butterfly stamp. I like the designer paper on the first card, too. Great progress, Lynette!