Welcome back and happy Monday. I hope you are having a great day.
Today I’m sharing an idea with you that popped into my head the other day. When I saw the large butterfly image the Beauty Abounds Thinlit cut out, I thought of lace. In my head, I saw the butterflies filling the void of the scallop heart from the Meant To Be Thinlits.
So I cut out the largest heart in the set and removed the solid inside that it creates and filled it in with the butterflies. Yep, that is what I imagined. I think it is beautiful. I glued the butterflies to the scalloped heart and then trimmed off the excess. Once I had trimmed off the un-needed butterflies I added dimensionals to the back of the heart and set it on the whisper white layer piece. Lastly, I added everything to a card base and completed the inside of the card.
Notice the stamped sentiment THANKS. What I love about the subtle folder’s texture is that you can stamp on it. The texture is smooth enough that it allows stamping on it instead of having to stamp first then emboss.
Below is the full card. I just noticed that I have a little something on the big butterfly. Sorry about that. At least it is not ink so I can blow away whatever it is.
So for the next card, I did the same things except I used a solid color heart behind this one. I wanted to see what color behind the butterflies would look like.
When I trimmed off the excess butterflies, I actually had a whole one left so I added it to the top of the heart. You may think that I used Vanilla cardstock for these butterflies, but I didn’t, I used Shimmer white cardstock. When the shimmer white cardstock is close to Whisper White cardstock you can see the difference in color. Both are white, but different hue’s.
Look at all the detail and texture these Thinlits and folders make. I LOVE IT!
There is one more thing I want you to notice about this card. The focal point, the heart, it pops off of the page. I know that you can use dimensionals to lift an image, but this heart is bent slightly in the middle and lifted higher. If you look again you will see a large shadow in the picture. The shadow is pretty big because of the larger lift of the heart.
The way you can lift hearts like this is, you cut two hearts out, score them down the middle ( portrait style). Next, fold them in half and butt up to the scored edges together forming a whole heart. Glue down the bottom halves of the hearts to the card, leaving the top flap of the hearts loose. Then attach the focal point heart to those two pop up hearts using Tombow liquid glue. Let set and you are done.
I hope you have found a bit of inspiration here today. Please let me know if you have any questions and feel free to let me know what you think of my ideas.
Enjoy your day and remember to LIVE LOVED.
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Hello friends, here are more ideas for you using the same bundle Beauty Abounds.
The classic colors black and white always look good together. These cards are made using the same bold thinlit that I shared with you yesterday. The only thing I did differently was I cut the butterflies apart. I didn’t use the outline thinlit this time either and I think the butterflies look amazing. Either way, the images are beautiful don’t you think?
Both of these cards are in the super simple to make category. And one thinlit cut out ALL of these butterflies for both cards.
The subtle folder is perfect to add just a touch of elegance. The subtle texture makes a huge difference, yet it doesn’t overwhelm the design.
These cards are perfect for absolutely any occasion.
Live loved my friends ~ Beverlee
Hey friends, thank you for checking out my blog again today. I’m excited to share another bundle with you. This bundle is on page 13 of the Occasions Catalog and is called Beauty Abounds. If you like butterflies you are going to love these products.
What struck me about the cards I made with this bundle is that they are so different. Two of the cards are sweet and dainty and one is big and bold. What do you think?
BIG AND BOLD
Two of the cards have texture made with the lace folder. All are either white or vanilla based with pops of color.
The thinlits have four little butterflies so that you can cut them all out at one time. And the big bold butterflies are two large thinlit that cut out the large group of butterflies at once. One thinlit is the intercut butterflies and the other is the outline of the butterflies. When you layer them, you get the look above.
I hope you enjoyed your time here. I enjoy knowing you stopped by. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.
Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee
Hello friends, I have some great new product to share with you. These products will be available to you on January 3rd, 2019.
Did you all know that stamping and creating is my therapy? Yes, it is. In my 24 years as a demonstrator stamping has always helped me to keep my mind straight. For those of you who don’t know, my dad went to be with Jesus on Dec. 2. The Lord is holding me up and I’m okay but when I do have a sad moment or I feel lonely, I stamp.
When my pre-order arrived I knew that all the items inside that box were going to help me get through some difficult times. And they have.
Right now I need a ton of thank you cards. My friends and family have been amazing. Everyone keeps stopping by. That fellowship is helping mom, Kenn, and I so much. I think that the best way I can thank everyone is to send them a hand stamped card. I made multiples (10) of this card but I still need a lot more.
I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart so I used the new bundle called “MEANT TO BE”.
These cards are all heart. Hearts represent Love, gratitude and can be used for so many different occasions. Hearts is what this bundle is all about.
I love everything about this bundle. I love the sizes of the hearts, I love the two different shapes of the hearts, I love their intricacy and the fact that they can be layered. One more awesome thing about this bundle is that the framelits are stitched.
The heart on my first card flips up to reveal another message. Isn’t that cute? I love interactive cards.
The sentiments that I used on these cards are all in the bundle too. The sentiments are so sweet and the fonts are so pretty. They are perfect.
All of the images were stamped using Flirty Flamingo Ink. Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White are so perfect together. By using just two colors these cards are very easy on the eyes.
To emboss the hearts I used a NEW folder called LACE. You all know I absolutely love lace so this folder was #1 on my order form.
Now for card #2, I used all the same colors of cardstock and ink plus the same Lace folder. This time I stamped a heart image onto the plain white heart cut out. To embellish the heart just a bit more I cut out the little rose and colored it with daubers. The daubers allow you to add multiple colors to projects easily.
A little bit of ribbon and pearls completed the look.
Stamp the inside and you are done.
Let’s talk about the sweet cups. These little ( not so little ) cups are also new in the Occasions catalog. I simply used designer series paper to fancy up the cup a bit. Then I layered DSP and a doily to fancy up the lid. Once the lid was ready I added the hearts and that adorable flower.
The little flowers were made with the NEW Bitty Blooms punch pack (#2 on my order form). There are four punches in the pack. The fourth punch makes the leaves and flower centers. YEAH!!!! Having leaves and flower centers that fit perfectly with these little guys is AWESOME. The flowers are so dainty, I love love love them.
Tomorrow I plan on going back out to my stamp room to relax some more. I love getting lost in the moment with all these great products, it’s good for the soul.
Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee
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Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee
It’s STAMP A STACK time……..
I have the easiest card EVER to share with you. A fellow demonstrator Rachele Tessman shared this idea and I LOVE IT!
The card that Rachele shared was way different than the two designs I’m sharing right now but that is because that is what we demonstrators do. We share then we tweak and embellish to show everyone how endless stamping ideas really are.
I’m going to show you TWO designs here today, but at class, there will be 5 designs. The other three designs are a surprise. At the class, you will make 10 cards total. 2 each of the 5 designs. When you’re done you will have an awesome variety of cards to take home with you.
Here is the front of card number 1
Very cute and SIMPLE RIGHT?
Now, look at the card when you open up the flap
And then the inside. I swear this card is addicting to make. I’ve made 14 already I can’t stop. They are so so easy. This layout will most likely be my go-to layout for the rest of my stamping life, LOL!
Card number 2
Unfortunately, we always need sympathy cards. Here is design number 2
So pretty and elegant right? This layout is amazing, it can work for any and all occasions. See how different the two designs are?
Open the flap
And the inside
At the class, everything will be ready for you to stamp and put together. Yes, all the cutting and embossing and big shot embossing will be ready to go. This class shouldn’t take you long at all even making 10 cards. If you are in class longer than an hour and a half it’s because you are having so much fun that you don’t want to leave!!!!
I want you to make two of each design because I keep hearing you all say. I don’t want to give my cards away. So, if you have two of each you can send one and keep one.
April 12th Thursday
RSVP by the 5th
Bring your snips and adhesive.
REMEMBER IF THE TIME OR DATE DOES NOT WORK FOR YOU, LET ME KNOW AND WE CAN WORK SOMETHING ELSE OUT.
Cost: minimum $30.00 order that day
Invite your friends, this is a class that is so simple and rewarding. The only thing that is better than coming to class is coming with a friend.
Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee