Monday, December 10, 2012

{Paper Smooches} Hello + Enjoy This Day


Kim is sharing these two cards on the Paper Smooches Blog today. They both feature butterflies and  sentiments from Flap Happy. I was really struggling with mojo when I made this but it happened to be one of those ideas that came to me in a flash while I was washing dishes or doing another monotonous chore that caused my mind to drift. ;)


At first, I stamped the row of butterflies on acetate using Staz-On but the smell nearly made me pass out. Haha. I changed my mind and went with white cardstock so I could mist on it. As you can tell, I had good control of the yellow mist, moderate control of the blue and completely lost control when it came to the green. LOL After allowing it to dry, I fussy cut the panel and adhered it to the kraft base with foam tape and trimmed off the ends. Then I stamped the little solid butterfly in coordinating inks and fussy cut those. I arranged them around the sentiment to highlight it and added rhinestones to finish.


For my second card, I used the butterfly antennae to stamp the grass and the backside of the stamps to 'colour' in the butterflies. It's a technique that I've seen many talented stampers use but this is the first time I've tried it. I sponged around the edges of the card to create an aura and embellished the butterflies with sequins and pearls.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you are having a great week so far. :)

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17 comments:

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

so pretty!!! i love the bright colors!

Jocelyn Olson said...

They turned out awesome, Emily! The first one with the misting is wicked cool--very clever with the fussy cutting. I like the stamping the back in the second card. The shading is beautiful!

Jingle said...

These are quite cute!

pamela said...

Pretty! I love the misting in the first card... and you should try again with the stazon! PS - I love the smell of stazon, hehehe!

Pryn said...

Fantastic cards! The misted border on the first card looks amazing! Love what you did with the sequins on the second one!

Isha Gupta said...

Both your cards are amazing Emily. Love the misting and the technique of the 2nd. one.

melania deasy said...

Beautiful cards!! I always love your works Emily :)

Lynn said...

Two beautiful cards Emily...I really love the first one...incredible border of butterflies!

Karen said...

Love the misting, it turned out so well. Great colors. Hope you are having a good week.

canadian_liner said...

Aah, thoughts of spring---lovely cards and love your use of the antenna for grass! And those mists...I call 'em "spray 'n pray"... Awesome results.

Karen B. said...

That first card is dang amazing.

Glenda J said...

These are both fantastic! Love the colours and cheerful designs. Great work my friend.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the first one, kraft girl, singing to my heart.

Jessi Fogan said...

Now that is a fabulous idea - using the antennae for grass?? Misting is definitely a skilled art - maybe it's trying to tell us to let go? I don't know ;) The other day one of my bottles sprayed sideways & misted a big chunk of carpet!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wauw, Emily, these are sooo pretty!! Especially that first one, looove the colors in the butterflies!!
Hugs, Wendy

Ashley M said...

These cards are AWEsome Emily! You always inspire me! :) Hope you are doing better.

Tasnim said...

The firs card looks amazinG! I love the misting and the way you stamped the butterflies in a row, very creative!