Thursday, 10 March 2011

Bliss Butterfly Cards - One Fancy & One CAS

I absolutely loved the SU! Bliss Sale-a-bration set when I saw it and thanks to my wonderful friend Jan I now have it!  As soon as I received it I dashed upstairs to make a thank you card for Jan using the set.  I used the lovely Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive colour combo again as I like it so much. 

To start off I made a side opening Marina Mist A6 card and I repeatedly stamped the gorgeous damask flourish from the set as a background using Marina Mist ink.  I stamped the flourish in Razzleberry ink on Whisper White CS, die cut an oval and stamped a mesh background in Olive over the top.  I then sponged the edges of the oval and I've popped it up.  I stamped three butterflies in Marina Mist ink, stamping off once and then rock and rolling and I cut them out.  I've put half a dimensional with the backing paper still on behind one of the wings of each butterfly so that they will remain popped up.  I added clear gems to the bodies.

The thank you sentiment was cut out using a Labels Trio die.  I cut out the Razzleberry flower, added a bit of shaping and glued that to the label.  Next I added the ribbon.  I then embossed a scrap piece of Olive CS with the Victorian Fleur embossing folder and punched a small photo corner which I layered on a larger Razzleberry photo corner.

Then of course I had to decorate the envelope and stamp inside the card.  I love how the flourish can be used to add decorative corners!  Well, to be honest, I just am totally in love with that flourish!  I stamped the flourish in Marina Mist after stamping off a couple of times and then I added the 'from the heart' sentiment in Razzleberry.  I thought that sentiment was perfect 'cos this card is going to Jan with real heartfelt thanks.

 A bit later on I was browsing the Bliss gallery on Splitcoast Stampers while enjoying a cup of coffee and I saw a card that really caught my eye.  It's this one by rosigrld.  Having made quite a fancy card with the Bliss set I was taken with how fab the set works with a CAS style.  So off I dashed upstairs again to CASE the card.  I really loved everything about rosigrld's card so when I CASEd it I changed only a few things - I used different colours, a slightly different layout and I added some bling.  

Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Rose Red, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla was my chosen colour combo.  I used my Tim Holtz 'Brackets' on the edge die to make the three fancy strips.  I ran an embossing stylus down both sides of the butterfly body and folded the wings back and added some gems.  A Labels Trio die was used to cut out the sentiment.  I glued the butterfly flat to the Vanilla panel as this card will be posted as a birthday RAK card in April.

I stamped a partial flourish on the envelope front and added a butterfly.  For the inside, I stamped the flourish in Crumb Cake ink and stamped the lovely birthday sentiment in Early Espresso ink over the top.  This sentiment is from an Inkadinkado clear set called Nostalgia - oh my word, it's such a fabulous set!  A BRAK card made with the set is coming to Flower Sparkle soon!

Supplies for thank you card:
Stamps: SU! Bliss set, thank you from Fresh Cuts set, from the heart from Seasonal Wishes set, Hero Arts Large Delicate Woven Fabric background stamp
CS: SU! Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive & Whisper White

Ink: SU! Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive
Tools: Petite oval Nestabilities dies, Labels Trio die, SU! Photo Corners punch, PaperMania Victorian Fleur embossing folder
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Rich Razzleberry grosgrain ribbon, clear gems, SU! Dimensionals

Supplies for birthday card:
Stamps: SU! Bliss set, just for you from Just Believe set, inside sentiment from Inkadinkado Nostalgia clear set

CS: SU! Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Rose Red, Early Espresso & Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Crumb Cake, Rose Red & Early Espresso
Tools: Tim Holtz 'Brackets' On the Edge Sizzix die, Labels Trio die, embossing stylus
Embellishments & accessories: Blue gems



Sue said...

Wow just love your designs using the bliss set and i must admit they are my favorite too so very classy Luv Sue x

kelly said...

Hi ruth, yet again fab cards, I can't decide which 1 I like better!
I'm definitely trying out that colour combo this weekend, and I'm super excited about my card!
Speak soon.
Kelly xx

P.s I'd love to see some picks of your craft space/stash on your blog. Can't help being nosey. xx