Saturday, July 26, 2014


Hi everyone ~
Today is my turn to post on the a2zscrapbooking Blog ~
Summertime is such a fun time of the year! Sunshine, blue skies and longer days to enjoy at the beach are just a few reasons to love it. Adding to the beauty of the season, are butterflies in all colors and sizes, so it’s no surprise that I was inspired to reach for my Hero Arts Butterfly & Flower stamp and Die Set to create my first card.




I stamped the butterfly in Memento ink and used Copic markers to color it in. Then, I embossed the background with Swiss Dots, leaving the center oval un-embossed to stamp the sentiment from the Remember stamp set. Lastly, I cut the white panel down 1/8 inch on each side, added a black border and die cut the small butterflies to match.
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For my second card, I blended my Hero Arts Shadow inks on the Feathers Stencil in three different colors, arranging the same feather as though it is cascading downward. Just as I did for  the first card, I trimmed the white panel down and added a black border. Finally, I stamped the sentiment in Liquid Platinum and added a few DIY enamel dots. If you would like to know how to create your own enamel dots, please leave me a note in the comments on this post, and I would be happy to get back to you about it.





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So, that's it for me today...I hope you're planning a fun and crafty weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Barb

Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Butterfly and Flower, Remember, Enjoy Today
Ink: Hero Arts - Butter Bar. Orange Soda, Pale Tomato, Versamark, Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White, True Black
Dies: Hero Arts - Butterfly and Flower; Memory Box - Butterfly Border
Stencil: Hero Arts - Feathers
Embossing Powder: Ranger - Liquid Platinum
Embossing Folder: Sizzix - Swiss Dots
Enamel Dots: DIY

17 comments:

Cat Craig said...

Wow, Barb, both cards are stunners! Love those oranges.

Betty Keefe said...

your feather card is fantastic and love the colors you used - have seen many ways to make enamel dots - so how did you do yours?? and you need to tell LIn also as she needs blue ones like in her scramble card today.

Barb said...

I love how you left the center of your first card un-embossed! Beautiful butterflies too, Barb! And your feathers look fabulous! Love those colors!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are such an awesome member of the DT, Barb! These cards are gorgeous in every way!! Everyone loves butterflies and feathers so these are wonderful inspiration cards for any number of occasions! Hugs, Darnell

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, Miss Lady!

Loll Thompson said...

Two fabulous cards Barb! Loll xx

Laura B. said...

Beautiful cards! Love your vibrant coloring and how you embossed the dots only around the sides....so clever!

KayM said...

Wowza! These are both unbelievable gorgeous Barb, but the first one with the butterfly just takes my breath away! You colored is so beautifully and I love the way you embossed the background, but left the oval for the sentiment. I have seen how to do that, but now have forgotten. Have to look that up! Very neat technique! Beautiful work my friend! I hope you have a lovely week!((Hugs))

Anita in France said...

Oh my, such wonderful colours, colouring and sponging, Barb ... fabulous inspiration! Anita :)

lostinpaper said...

Both cards are fabulous Barb, love how you have blended the colours!

Kelly Latevola said...

So pretty! I love that big bold butterfly. Bright colors + Black = swoon :)

Dawn Turley said...

Both card are lovely Barb.

Rosemary said...

Fab set of cards, Barb! Love the one with the feathers!

Kailash said...

Love both your cards but the butterfly design is simply stunning Barb!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Two gorgeous cards Barb! Your partial embossing is so fantastic!

Deepti said...

These are beauties, the rich colors on the butterflies catches a lot of attention, I like the way u did partial embossing and inking on the feathers is simply fabulous :)

Virginia Lu said...

Love both of your cards! The coloring on the 1st is awesome! The embossing paste really makes the design a stand-out! Gorgeous inking on the 2nd card, Barb! The colors are so rich and beautiful! You sure rock this DT assignment!