I bought the Tim Holtz die Butterflight – and decided that I wanted to recreate the look on the package – individual painted butterflies in a row. I picked the paper pack I wanted to use, then the paints to coordinate, and then stashed it away in the craft closet for over a year. Flash to a year later, and I am trying to decide what to use for Easter cards (since I completely missed Valentine’s Day – and took flak from my loved ones – I was not missing Easter). I found the Butterflight die (with paint and paper), and thought what the heck, that looks like spring. I also made some unsavory comments directed at the mound of stuff still piled in my crafts’ closet of shame.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Hello! With all the stress of implementing a new automated system at work, I was surprised to find myself feeling a bit creative suddenly. The project at work has gone on for several years – and it has been a drain on everyone involved. However, the first phase has gone live, and apparently, my mind has gone to the artistic. I grabbed the Dill Blossom paper stack as a starting point (it helps when everything coordinates), and a few older stamps that had never been inked up. I even managed to use 3 dies that have been sitting around my craft room waiting for a little love.
I found the little cat buttons at Stampers Corner, my favorite craft place – all you have to do is snip the shank off of the back of each button before you glue them down. I enjoyed building the little chair tableau – starting with the “rug”, made with an old Stampin Up! background stamp, and drawing the fringe and stitching with a coordinating marker.
I used the leftover paper scraps to decorate the inside of the card – no waste! I know a few cat lovers, and this is just the perfect card for one of their birthdays!
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: (Dill Blossom 4X6 Paper Stack) SEI
Stamp: (Wish You Were Here, Find Joy) Hero Arts, (Letter Patterns) Stampin Up!
Ink: (Desert Sand pen and ink pad) CTMH, Versamark
Dies: (Apothecary Accents Framelits) Stampin Up!, (Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large) Spellbinders, (Mini Tattered Floral Set) Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Other: Embossing Powder (White) Ranger, (Coral Sparklets) Kaisercraft, (Burlap Ribbon) CTMH, cat buttons