It's surely a gloomy day today with winds that make the creepy sounds in your house and dark shadows upon the walls. Even my pictures have shadows in them today so my apologies up front.
It seems that I've run out of my Thinking of You card stash, again, and needed to replenish them. So, today's project is 4 Thinking of You cards using Stampin' Up's Rose Wonder and Wetlands Stamp Sets and Rose Garden and ButterfliesThinlits Die's and Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies.
I experimented with some different SU color combinations that I normally wouldn't use; but, I wanted to give them a try.
Let's take a look:
For my first card, my card base and front card panel are SU's Blushing Bride Cardstock.
I ran my card front panel through the Big Shot with SU's Fluttering Embossing Folder and adhered it to my card base using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue. I just love the butterfly impressions in the background. Great texture, so pretty and so alive with imaginary fluttering wings.
I die-cut the rose from SU's Rose Garden Thinlits Dies twice; once with SU's Elegant Eggplant and once with SU's Wisteria Wonder Cardstock.
I also die-cut the small leaf from the large rose die twice in SU's Old Olive Cardstock.
I pieced the roses and leaves back together on my card front panel going for the Stained Glass Window effect using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.
For my sentiment, I stamped Thinking of You from SU's Wetlands Stamp Set in SU's Black Archival Ink on Blushing Bride Cardstock and punched it out using SU's Large Oval Punch. With Old Olive Cardstock, I punched a scalloped oval using SU's Extra Large Scallop Punch. I adhered both ovals together and on to my card front panel using Stampin' Dimensionals.
I die-cut the smallest rose from Elegant Eggplant Cardstock, rolled the edges with my Petal Roller Tool and adhered it next to my sentiment using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.
I die-cut the smallest butterfly in SU's Butterfly Thinlits Die's (solid image) using Elegant Eggplant Cardstock.
I die-cut the smallest butterfly in SU's Bold Butterfly Framelits Die's (detail image) using Wisteria Wonder Cardstock.
I adhered the detail image to the solid image with a thin line of Mono Multi-Purpose Glue down the center of the body of the butterfly (leaving the wings free to fly) and then adhered it to my card front panel.
I added some SU Pearl Basic Jewels to the butterfly and the smallest rose.
Below are some pictures of other SU color combinations that I used:
In the picture above, I used SU's Rose Red Cardstock for my card base and card front panel, SU's So Saffron and Wisteria Wonder Cardstock for my rose's, butterfly and sentiment and SU's Old Olive Cardstock for my sentiment base and leaves.
In the picture above, I used SU's Pink Pirouette Cardstock for my card base and card front panel, SU's So Saffron and Wisteria Wonder Cardstock for my rose's, butterfly and sentiment and SU's Old Olive Cardstock for my sentiment base and leaves.
In the picture above, I used SU's Wisteria Wonder Cardstock for my card base and card front panel, SU's Pink Pirouette and Elegant Eggplant Cardstock for my rose's, butterfly and sentiment and SU's Old Olive Cardstock for my sentiment base and leaves.
Here are some picture's of the inside of my cards.
In the picture below, I used SU's Floral Collection Framelits Die's (second largest die) to die-cut a floral panel for the inside of my card which I adhered with Mono Multi-Purpose glue.
I used the Leaf Stem from SU's Rose Wonder Stamp Set and SU's Old Olive Ink, stamped off once on another piece of Whisper White Cardstock (for use at a later date) and then stamped on my inside card panel giving it a much lighter appearance than full strength ink.
Using the smallest rose in SU's Rose Garden Thinlits Die, I die-cut one rose from SU's Blushing Bride Cardstock and adhered it to the base of the leaf stem using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.
That's all I have for today. Would you believe that the sun is shining now!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope I inspired you to spread your wings and create something beautiful today. It's such a great feeling!!!
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