Thursday, May 11, 2017

Falling in Love with Watercolor Wings

Hey, friends!

I've been on a roll this week with my crafting!  It's to the point where my poor husband suggested that if he put his dirty laundry in an empty Stampin' Up box maybe I'd notice it.  LOL!  I guess that tells you something!

I'm on a mission to use more of my designer papers in my projects and not be a paper hoarder.  This paper is out of the Falling in Love Designer Series.  I loved the soft colors and it occurred to me that it would be perfect to pair with Watercolor Wings!

I made multiples of these with only subtle changes because I liked the design so well.  The colors in the DSP are Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky and Very Vanilla.  This one uses Sweet Sugarplum cardstock for the base.  This is a fancy fold - let me show you how it's done:

Start with a piece of cardstock 5-1/2" x 11".  Score the long side at 1-1/4", 4", & 6-3/4".  You will need three pieces of designer paper, 1" x 5-1/4", 2-1/2" x 5-1/4" & 4" x 5-1/4".  You will also need one piece of Very Vanilla cardstock cut 2-1/2" x 5-1/4" for the greeting panel.  Stamp your greeting panel however you like before attaching it to the card base.  Here I used Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride and Sahara sand inks.  The butterfly and the dots are part of the Watercolor Wings stamp set and the words are from Endless Birthday Wishes.  This is a great set to have in your collection - there are tons of words and phrases that you can mix & match to create just the right birthday greeting!

Attach the two larges pieces of designer paper and the greeting as shown here before folding.  Then flip the card over and attach the last piece of DSP on the opposite side:

INCIDENTALLY,   Endless Birthday Wishes and the Falling in Love Designer Series Papers are both retiring and could be out of stock soon.  Click the SHOP NOW button at the end of this post to check on the status of either item.

Once you have attached the 3 pieces of designer paper and the greeting panel, fold into an "M" shape on the scorelines.

The butterfly embellishment is a 3-step stamp.  Stamping the darkest images on the cardstock first helps you line up the subsequent images easier.  I stamped (1) the edges of the wings in Sweet Sugarplum; (2) the solid image in Blushing Bride, stamped off once; and (3) the center of the wings in Blushing Bride, full strength.  The body and "just for you" are stamped in Sahara Sand.  The embellishment is die-cut with the Layering Squares Framelits.  The matching scalloped framelit is die-cut from Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper (a Sale-a-Bration free item).  TIP:  The best adhesive for attaching anything to Glimmer Paper is Mini Glue Dots.  A brush of Clear Wink of Stella on the edges of the wings adds extra glimmer!

On this one I used Sweet Sugarplum cardstock for the scalloped square and added Basic Rhinestone Gems to the wings for glimmer.

This is such a pretty fold both open and closed.  It makes a beautiful card for your recipient to display.

The Watercolor Wings butterfly looks beautiful on the outside of your envelopes, too.  You know it's something special inside when you pull this out of the mailbox!

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1 comment:

  1. Very cute card! I have some of this paper & just used it on a card yesterday!