On Thursday, Catherine my IT guru, set my blog up so each time I posted, it automatically posted to my Facebook Page as well. Yesterday morning it happened for the first and last time! I’m not at all IT savvy, and didn’t appreciate that the whole post would be linked to my blog. It has always been very important to me that visitors to my blog are willing visitors. This is why I always put measurements and products used in the box below my video. Catherine has now completed all the work on my blog, and I now move into maintenance mode. I have enjoyed having Catherine around to deal with IT issues, and having a maintenance contract will ensure that support will continue.
I thoroughly enjoyed making today’s Easter card. During the process, I heat embossed some wooden butterfly elements using White Embossing Powder. Although the idea worked beautifully, they didn’t suit the style of my card! I started designing my card by stamping the rabbit image using Black Stazon Ink. Using my Sahara Sand and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Write Markers I coloured the rabbit. Fortunately, I still have a mask for the rabbit I made the first time I used the stamp. The grass was stamped in Granny Apple Green after I had covered the rabbit with the mask!
I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits dies to cut the image out. Then I used the same size die, plus the next size up, and die cut a Balmy Blue Cardstock (CS) frame to fit the image die cut. I took a piece of the Subtles Designer Series Paper (DSP) 6″ x 6″ stack, and die cut a larger piece than the image. Next I repeated the frame process to get a Balmy Blue CS frame for the DSP. I found the Easter Greetings label, ready made from a previous project, sitting in the stamp box! Die cut with larger label die in Lily Framelits Dies.
To give the top Whisper White CS layer some character, I embossed it with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. Before I tried adhering the image and the DSP to the card front, I adhered both pieces with their frames onto a piece of Whisper White CS. I glued the DSP to the embossed layer, and used Dimensionals to adhere the image and frame across the DSP. Next I adhered the sentiment using Dimensionals, and decorated it be adding one large Basic Pearl at either end. This is when I started to experiment with the Wooden Butterfly Elements!
Heat embossing them in white worked well, but they didn’t suit my card. I moved onto small Balmy Blue flowers which are getting more and more popular with me every day! I used my bow maker and the Sale-a-bration Balmy Blur Ribbon to tie a double bow. After I added a layer each of Balmy Blue and Whisper White CS inside the card, I decorated it with some small Balmy Blue flowers! A very pleasing card, methinks! That’s about it from me today. I hope you have a fabulous Friday, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow.In the meantime, happy crafting!
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