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Simplicity

Kia here with you today to share a card I made.

 I have had these Kimono papers for a bit now and wanted to finally use them, but I wanted to use them in a different way.  I think they are ever so pretty, so I decided to highlight the paper on my card.  I love the simplicity of this paper design, which is included in the Collage Sheet of 9 Japanese Kimono Fabrics, hence the name of my card and the sentiment I used.  I started with a grey cardstock base and added the medium blue cardstock. I then added the designer paper, which I framed with the darker blue cardstock.  I did not want to cover the beautiful paper with anything, so I used the medium butterfly from the Butterfly Set of 3.  I heat embossed the butterfly using blue embossing powder, then added a bit of green watercolour.   I styled the butterfly and attached just off the designer paper with a foam dot.  I stamped the simplicity sentiment in black ink, and added a few sequins to finish.

I hope you enjoy this card, and I look forward to seeing you next time.

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Twisted Pop-Up Card with Spring Flowers

Hi everyone, it’s Holly posting today.  I played with the spring flowers and butterflies from the Flowers and Whimsy set (A410) from Art Neko.  These stamps are perfect to use with this fun Twisted Pop-Up Card technique.  The tutorial for this technique is over at SCS, so click HERE if you’d like to check it out.  This card is fun and interactive and perfect when you want to surprise someone.

I cut out the pieces for the card first, and then I mixed and matched the stamps from the Flowers and Whimsy sheet (A410) until I was satisfied with the arrangement.  The flowers and butterflies are colored with Copic markers.  I chose a classic spring combo of yellow wildflowers to go with the green papers on my card.

If you decide to give this technique a try, we’d love to see what you come up with.  There are so many stamps from Art Neko that would be perfect on this Twisted Pop-Up Card.  Have fun shopping in the Art Neko store!  🙂

 

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Shimmery Strips of Happiness

Hi folks, it’s Holly posting today.  I’m sharing this sparkly card that I created with some leftover Dabbed Shimmers technique strips and a double happiness kanji stamp.  The strips in the background are the pieces left over from another project, and I could not bear to throw them away.  They are so pretty and shimmery.  To make these, I mixed some iridescent medium with distress ink (Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac) and dabbed them onto cardstock with a sponge.  No two pieces are alike, and it’s fun to see how they turn out.

I arranged the strips horizontally and adhered them to a white card.  Then I stamped the butterfly and the circle with Shaded Lilac distress ink onto white cardstock.  Both of the stamps are from the A407 Spring in Paris sheet at Art Neko.  After carefully trimming them out, I affixed them to my card with foam tape.

Would you like to see a tutorial on how to create the dabbed shimmers background?  Let me know in the comments, and if there is some interest, I’ll film a step by step tutorial for you.  🙂

 

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Daisy Tag With Butterfly

I’m marking the official start of Spring in Ireland with a Daisy Tag with Butterfly on the blog today. Traditionally Spring here starts on February 1st, St. Brigid’s Day, but in terms of actual weather, most people don’t think Spring is here till March. Any excuse for flowers on a dull day is a good one, though.

Tag using Bookmarks and Sentiments, and Whimsical and Kind Sayings sets from Art Neko

 

I started with a manila shipping tag and a few distress inks to create a wrinkle-free distress background. When it had got thoroughly dry, I stamped the daisy image (without the sentiment) from the Bookmarks and Sentiments plate, using Versafine Black ink. I also stamped the daisy twice onto white card, and using Encore gold ink I stamped the little butterfly which is found on the same plate. The butterfly was embossed with gold embossing powder, and I then cut it out and sponged it with blue ink, and then added shimmer with a Spectrum Noir glitter overlay pen.

Daisy tag with Butterfly using images from the Bookmarks and Sentiments plate from Art Neko

One of the daisies is stuck straight down on the tag. Taking the second one, I trimmed down several of the petals to separate them, and also shaped the yellow centre a bit with a stylus. It’s popped up over the first daisy head with foam tape in the center – some of the individual petals were then stuck down and others left a bit higher to add dimension. The little leaves were also cut out and layered, so that I could have more vivid colour than if I had simply coloured the image stamped on the tag.

To finish the daisy tag off, I decided to add a sentiment that would make it suitable for almost any occasion, so I chose the “Thinking of You” sentiment from Whimsical and Kind Sayings. The daisy comes with “my warmest thanks” running along the length of the stem, but I cut this into a separate stamp as I know I’ll get more use out of the daisy like this. After adding the sentiment, I sponged the tag edges with some Walnut Stain distress ink and added a little spattering with an Inktense pencil. A scrap of vivid yellow ribbon to match the daisy centre finishes it off, all ready to add to a card base, a gift bag or a gift-wrapped present.

Daisy tag with butterfly, using Bookmarks and Sentiments and Whimsical and Kind Sayings

 

Thanks for coming by the blog this week! Stamp your own Spring this weekend, even if it’s snowy or just unseasonably cold outside.

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