Hello My Wonderful Blogging Friends
Happy Sunday.. this summer has been just beautiful so far. It has been a little warm lately, but it is summer and I am thankful for each season and what it brings us. Here in Northeastern Ontario Canada, we enjoy each season and its distinct and variable weather. Love, love, love it!!
For today, I wanted to clean up on what I have left of the projects that I had in the queue so I can begin again working with some of various sets in my Spellbinder collection and with my Just Rite stamp collection! For this card I chose a pattern paper collection from the Bo Bunny named Gabrielle with its rich shades of teal, coral, cream and regal chocolate brown. Then I chose a stamp from Just Rite's ribbed collections - the 31/4" round Butterfly Garden set JB-09915. This stamp set is amazing and fits in with the season we're in right now and all of the wonderful butterflies we are seeing in the scrapbooking and stamping world right now. I colored the stamp up subtlety with Copic markers, trying to infuse the blue-green that is part of the pattern paper into the stamp colors. I cut the stamped image out with Spellbinders Standard Circle Nestabilities large and in behind it I chose to use another die-cut from one of the newer Spellbinders sets, the Eyelet Circles Nestabilities, cutting it in a creamy/golden yellow bazzill cardstock. This is another of the 6"x9" cards I often make so I chose to put a sentiment on the bottom too, focusing on best wishes for the card recipient with changes as indicated on the butterfly image. The sentiment on the tag is from Just Rite's Vistorian Nested Frames and Sentiments - JB 09-205. The tag is one of the three tags from Spellbinders Tags Two. I used a Martha Stewart Wildflowers Border punch to cut a border from one of the patterns from the collection in order to add dimension to the separation of chocolate embossed cardstock on top and another pattern paper choice on the bottom. Often, it takes time to choose how to layer and add dimension to the projects... but that is so much a part of the fun of doing it for me. I love to design! So my friends... next I will be coming up with some new stuff! Our friendly neighborhood web-store will be working with me to introduce what I call a dynamite product!! Go on over and visit right now to see what has been put up and what is going up for pre-order from CHA! So much and then some!! As for my input, remember my promise on doilies? -- I can't wait to feature these lovely beauts!! I can hardly wait to bring them to you and Deb will have input too ... stay tuned!!!