Welcome to another Pinkies Blog Hop! As it’s World Card Making Day today, we hope everyone will get some time to craft, and we’ve created some lovely projects to help inspire you to create your own beautiful card. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!
I hope you’re enjoying our hop today. This is my first Pinkies Blog Hop (and hopefully not my last!) and I wanted to create something that would describe my style of crafting for this event. There are so many great stamp sets in this years Annual catalogue that picking one favourite is incredibly difficult, but I think Watercolour Wings is probably one of my most used. Its such a easy set to use, although the effect looks complicated. The butterflies are stamped from 5 different stamps – 4 layering butterfly wings, and a body – and each one is stamped in one colour!
So the first, most solid stamp is inked and stamped off onto scrap paper 3 times before being stamped onto the card stock, the next stamp is stamped off twice, the 3rd stamp is stamped off once, and the final image is stamped straight onto the butterfly to create a lovely layered image. These butterflies also coordinate with the Butterflies Thinlits Die set – which is awesome because fussy cutting isn’t my friend!
The note cards themselves are 3 x 3″ cards in four of the most recent In-Colours; Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush and Delightful Dijon. Complete with a layer of the same card stock measuring 2 3/4″ square, matching butterfly and sentiment piece.
The Thank you sentiment is taken from Something to Say, stamped in Tip Top Taupe and punched out with the Washi Label punch. I found the punch a little long for the sentiment so inserted the punched piece back into the punch for a bit of a trim, before mounting on a full sized punch of the Washi Label.
I couldn’t finish this project without making a pocket for the cards to go in, and without using my favourite item from the Autumn/Winter catalogue this year – The Pillow Box Die of course! I have used the die so much in the past few weeks, I’m sure regular readers of my blog are sick of the sight of it! Here I have created a Pillow Pocket by only putting the die off the edge of my card stock before cutting, so only one end has the pillow box closure. Finished with a belly band of Gold Designer Series Paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack and another one of those butterflies in Tip Top Taupe.
Oh, and of course no set of note cards would be complete without some envelopes, so I used the same Designer Series Paper to create 4 envelopes with the Envelope Punch Board.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!
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