I know - two posts in one day - that's because I missed posting yesterday and I really do need to keep on top of my blogging otherwise I'll never get to show you all the cards I've made.
One thing I find when a new seasonal catalogue comes out is that we tend to forget to use products from the Annual Catalogue. So for this card I've used Watercolor Wings and Butterfly Basics which can be purchased as stamps only or as a bundle with the coordinating framelits/thinlits (you then save 15%). The only thing I've used from the Occasions Catalogue is the Clear Wink of Stella.
I mentioned in an earlier post that my least used colour family was Subtles and so I have been making sure to use colours from this 'family'. I've managed to use three colours - Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Pear Pizzazz - on this card. I stamped the 'fern' image onto the card stock before running it through the Big Shot with the Embossing Folder (I tried it the other way round and it didn't work!)
The position of my 'bricks' have worked well and allowed me to stamp the sentiment directly onto the card front.
Both butterfly images are actually a three step stamp and not the usually two step. The first layer is stamped in Soft Sky, then Marina Mist and finally Night of Navy. They also have coordinating framelits/thinlits which makes the cutting so easy.
I wanted my main butterfly to have a bit of sparkle - got to have some sort of bling! so I've used the new Clear Wink of Stella. This is a glitter pen and is used to accent stamped images without the mess :)
Stamp Set - Watercolor Wings, Butterfly Basics, Crazy About You
Card Stock - Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink - Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz
Other - Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Clear Wink of Stella