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Butterfly Beauty cards

Hello again!

I mentioned earlier that today was a day of butterflies and here is my second butterfly creation. I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has an absolutely STUNNING inspiration photo and a gorgeous palette of purple, pink, gold and white.

Once I saw those butterflies on top of the cake in the photo, I knew I also had to use butterflies and I finally put my Stampin Up Butterfly Beauty set to work! First of all, I inked up a panel using distress oxide inks. I chose Villainous Potion and Spun Sugar and then also blended in some Milled Lavender to tone down the Villainous a bit!

So here is where I have to say that the card above is not my first card for the combo….

You see, I die cut the blended panel and almost immediately felt that I’d made a mistake. But I went on and added the second layer cut from gold glitter card. I realised that the card I had in my mind just would not showcase the beautiful combo like I wanted. So I blended another panel and used that for my card base, assembling the die cuts from white and gold cardstock. I felt MUCH happier with the second version!

I added sentiments by Clearly Besotted and Mama Elephant to complete my cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Embracing Plaid

Hello again Everyone!

So I wasn’t going to play along with the ‘Can You Handle the Pressure‘ challenge this past fortnight as the twist is plaid. I don’t have much plaid patterned paper and couldn’t think of a ‘LucieG’ way of using it! Then this evening inspiration struck! Luckily there were still a few hours before the challenge closed and this was a really quick make!

I used the Stampin’ Up Brick and Mortar embossing folder and added the Simon Says Stamp Stars Parade die cut. I inlaid plaid, green and glitter stars and then added a little My Favorite Things sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Vase Collection

Hi there!

First up today, I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

First of all, I created an ink-blended background using distress inks. Then I used some of my favourite dies and stems from Simply Graphic, Stampin Up, Altenew and Miss P Loves. I was going to colour the images but decided I like the impact of the white against the inky background! The sentiment is by Poppystamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Butterfly field

Hello again!

Next up is my entry into one of my favourite sketch challenges, Freshly Made Sketches.

I’ve always loved dry embossing but haven’t used my folders much since I switched to the Gemini Junior die cutting machine. I could never get the plate/sandwich quite right. Last week, I decided to get my old manual die cutting machine out again, so I cleared some space in my craft room and set it up. So far, so good! The Gemini will continue to be my favourite machine for die cutting but it was so good to get a decent first impression with an embossing folder again!

So the reason for this little back story is that I was able to quickly emboss this sweet flowery scene with my new set up using an older Couture Creations folder. I added some die cut butterflies (Stampin Up, Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp) and a sentiment by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Vase Cluster

Happy Friyay!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has another stunning colour palette this week – yellow, orange, red and kraft.

I wanted to play with my new Miss P Loves Botanical die set. Can you believe I ordered these at 2.30 yesterday and they arrived with this morning’s post? Bravo, Crafts 4 Less!

I cut several stems and coloured them with distress inks. I then cut a few vases from my Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo die set and adhered them to a strip cut using a Honey Bee woodgrain frames element die. I lightly blended a circle on my card base, adhered the die cuts and stamped a Pretty Pink Posh sentiment to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Spring Vase

Hello friends!

I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge which has another beautiful colour palette this week – blue, yellow, green and white. Perfect spring colours!

I just received my annual Stampin Up! order and was itching to use the Indigo Blue stamp and die set that I purchased! So happy I was able to use it right away! I also used an older flower die by Simon Says Stamp (Meadow Rue – from 2013!) and dies from Poppystamps and Simply Graphic. The sentiment is by Mama Elephant.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.