a Cut at Home Design Team Project
I love going home to Washington State to visit my family and friends and I'll soon be on the plane winging my way there for a three week visit. I also find it so funny because it never fails when it gets close to departure my daughters will say, Mom do you have any cards you're bringing, I'm all out. I usually take a supply of hand made cards whenever I go and today's cards, yep they'll be going in the suitcase as well.
This weeks project seemed to grow, I decided I wanted to use all the sentiments in the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous set Perspectives but I exceeded that and had to grab a couple from his Handwritten Thoughts. I had thought I'd use these only on my Art Journal pages but once I saw the stamps in person I knew I'd be using them for many projects, including cards.
It's going to take you no time at all to see the theme of my cards was the butterfly. How gorgeous is this stamp? It measures 4" square! I used Strthmore's coldpress Watercolor paper to stamp the butterflies on. It's very thick and textured and was so perfect. Of course before I stamped them I colored it up with Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks. This is a newer venture for me so I'd add too many spritzes of water and then wiped too much away with my towel. But I left it on the video so you could see how easy it was to add additional color until I got it to my liking.
Besides using the butterfly on all six of my cards I also used the number stamp, which is another large 4" square stamp. I embossed each number mat with different colored embossing powders from Stampendous and Lindy's.
One thing I did learn was when using chunky embossing powder heat and melt it from under the paper instead of above. Above will blow it all over the place, ask me I know!
Come join me on the video where you'll see how I made each card, something I rarely film because it's so time intensive. It took me about 3 hours of filming to film the six cards progress start to finish and lots of clipping and editing to get it down to the 18 minutes I'm sharing with you. As always everyone I can't tell you how happy it makes me that yous stop by and share part of your day with me! I so appreciate each and everyone of you and all the love and support you give me for my projects. Get out your supplies and have fun crafting!!