Monday, September 30, 2019

Count Your Blessings

Today is my day to share a Project of the Week over on the House That Stamps Built blog.  I am starting what I call my "Pinterest Inspired" series.  I pin lots of card making ideas while I'm trolling on Pinterest (as I'm sure we all do) and even have a board designated for ideas for using Repeat Impressions stamps.  My card today was inspired by this card:
By Micheline Jourdain. Stamp butterfly in VersaMark & heat emboss with white or clear powder. Sponge around it. Very nice CAS (Clean And Simple) card!
(Unfortunately, the link would not open the website, so I can't give credit where it is due.)
And here is my card:
I started by die cutting the stitched panel and then embossed the "Butterfly (lg)" image using white embossing powder.  I used my new blender brushes (just got them for my birthday!) to blend on some Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks.  I spritzed a little water to add texture to the sponging, stamped my sentiment, "Count Your Blessings", with Black Soot Distress Oxide and added some clear sequins for a bit of sparkle!  Then adhered everything to a white card base.
I hope this inspires you to create something based on a project you have pinned--it's too easy to save those ideas and then never do anything with them.

Stamp: Repeat Impressions "Butterfly (lg)" and "Count Your Blessings"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Cardz TV #99--anything goes
Crafty Catz #416--anything goes
As You Like It--favorite: CAS or Fussy and Fancy? ( I don't have a specific style really.  I love a well-done CAS card and I love a fully loaded fancy card.  I usually fall somewhere in between with my own creations.  Lately, though, I've been working more towards the CAS style as they are usually faster to create and I always seem to be behind the clock!)
Dare 2 B Artzy--your favorite color (I've always loved blues and greens and this type of turquoise-y blue is my current favorite)
Southern girls--tic tac toe (I used the center row die cut, stamp, blue)

Tuesday Throwdown #441--anything goes
Creative Knockouts #317--anything goes
Addicted to Stamps #360--inspiration photo


mamawcindy said...

Oh your butterfly card is gorgeous. I am wanting to get me a set of blender brushes. I do have one. My 12 year old grand daughter knew that I was wanting some so she bought me one and laid it on my craft table for a surprise. So thoughtful of her. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Elaine Stark said...

Beautifully elegant. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Janette said...

Such a beautiful card, how sad the link didn't work.Pinterest is amazing for so many things I agree. Thankyou for sharing this beauty with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Stunning card! Love that fantastic butterfly and the colors you have chosen for the background are fantastic. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

Rae Ann said...

The color you used is so pretty! The white really pops against it.

Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts for our Anything Goes challenge.

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your ELEGANT butterfly and design - WOW! I can't wait to try the new blender brushes, they look and sound amazing, maybe I should put them on the top of my Christmas wishlist!
Thank You for joining our Tic Tac Toe with Team Lou challenge at the Southern Girls Challenge :)

Anne said...

Thanks for entering the AYLI challenge with your beautiful card - good luck!
Anne x