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For my project today, I decided to make a trio of Mother's Day cards for three of the lovely women on my husband's side of the family. I wanted to show how taking one idea can generate many cards. Each card was made in the same manner, just in different sizes and shapes: rectangular, standard, and square. These easy-to-create cards began with some Whisper White cardstock and two terrific stamps: Upsy Daisy and Butterfly Accent. First I cut the cardstock into the desired panel size. Using VersaMark Clear Ink, I then stamped the images across the paper and added a stamped butterfly before heat embossing with clear embossing powder. Next, I used the brayered/sponged sky technique to fill in my background, making sure to add the darker ink color toward the top and bottom with a sponge. Using a 2-Way Glue Pen, I then outlined and filled in each butterfly and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.
To frame each image, I cut the corresponding colored cardstock and then, using a hobby knife, I cut out a frame and popped each up over my finished images for a "shadow box" look. Before adhering each to my cardstock base, I stamped "Happy Mother's Day" and added a strip of matching cardstock. Eazy-peezy and now I can help three of my favorite moms celebrate this special day!
BEAN NOTES: (Unless otherwise noted, all materials are Stampin' Up)** Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment), Upsy Daisy and Butterfly Accent Stamps; Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, and Baja Breeze Cardstock; Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, and Baja Breeze Classic Dye Ink; VersaMark Clear Ink; Clear Embossing Powder (generic); Foam Dimensional Squares (generic)
HAPPY BEANS: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter; Brayer (generic); Sponge (generic)
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More inspiring ideas await you at Mike Funke's Stampin'-Style, stop number 2 on the Pals Hop. Hop on over and see Mike's very cool and creative ideas. Click on any of the sites listed below to begin the Pals Hop. We're thrilled to have you visit and excited to hear what you think of our hop. Feel free to leave as many comments as you'd like along the way!
1. Regina Mangum Stampin' Bean
2. Mike Funke Stampin-style
3. Barbara Furlong The Love of Stamping
4. Debbie Pierce Stampin' Sunshine
5. Carla Bazhenow Carla's Scraps
6. Kylie Nicolosi Kylie's Crafty Corner
7. Sumaiyah Yates Stampin' Dymonz
8. Martha Stewart Seasons of Stamping
9. Jason Casper Jason's Stampin' Pad
10. Mary Fish Stampin' Pretty
11. Gina Shaw Cards by Gina
12. Kalshelia Lloyd Stampin' Fabulousity13. Melanie Collins Oops a Daisy