Butterfly Smile – DLC!

I have another Spring-y card to share with you today.


This card was inspired by this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch.


First, I made my own background paper. I did some water-coloring and also tried my hand at the bokeh technique for the first time.



Next, I attached some white card stock and the water color paper together with some sticky label, rounded the corners and die cut a circle.

Then I  didIMG_1958 some dry embossing and used a butterfly punch on the circle. Also, I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum with white and silver embossing powder. I’m going to play this over at Virginia’s View: “All Things Embossed” Challenge.

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Vellum Shaker – DLC!

Hi! I’m excited to be playing along over at Virginia View Challenge #12 is “Shaker Cards”.

And here it is:


Virginia shared some of  Jennifer McGuire’s tutorials and I used Jennifer’s “Peace on Earth”card below  as inspiration.

My card is a faux shaker like Virginia’s one below.



I used VersaMark to stamp the sentiment and then heat embossed with silver embossing powder. The hearts are from the BIG pile left over from this card. 🙂 I used some Glossy Accents and added some silver glitter. With the nontraditional shape, the shiny layer, the window and the heart this card also reminds me a little bit of Vicki’s fun card over at Muse #103.

  I like the stitching on Jennifer’s card. I don’t have sewing machine to use for my cards, but keep thinking about getting one. Maybe I should add something to the blue layer to finish it off. Washi? Not sure.


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