Sunday, March 17, 2013

THINKING OF YOU much for my goal to be more consistent in posting on my blog this year!!! It's been over a month since my last post, but I do NOT feel defeated! There's been some major changes in my schedule (finally am employed again after almost one year of unemployment) that have required me to re-prioritize how I spend my time. Unfortunately, crafting has taken a bit of a back seat for the time being :(  

However, I do have a card I want to share with you. I finally purchased the new Hero Arts Leafy Vine  stamp - which I LOVE!!! I decided to play around with it a bit by stamping it on patterned paper. Here's the first card I came up with:
Here's how I did it:
I inked my stamp with Versamark and stamped it onto this gorgeous piece of patterned paper, then heat embossed wit with clear embossing powder. I loved the paper against kraft cardstock, so I used that as my card base. I inked a "word" stamp with Versamark, stamped it ont scrap pieces of kraft paper and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I punched a few butterflies out of the embossed paper. 

The sentiment section is a scrap piece of kraft cardstock where I punched a butterfly out of it. I love the way the embossed patterned paper shows through it. The sentiment was cut on my Silhouette Cameo, affixed to a small strip of vellum, then applied to my kraft strip. This complete strip was adhered to the card with foam squares.

The final touch was the adhesive-backed flat pearls to the center of the butterflies and the sentiment strip.

And here's the majority of supplies used:

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