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