Beauty Abounds Team Swap

We are a young, growing team, at The Critters’n Ink, Critters’ Den. With the catalogue launch this past month, we decided to start a monthly swap, within our group. This is my contribution. I hope you like it.

We need to first, create our butterfly background piece. I did this using a piece of whisper white card stock 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, and using a Stampin’ Sponge, I used 4 different inks to create a coloured sheet. I then take the die of choice, from the Butterfly Beauty Dies, and cut out my butterfly, with my Big Shot.

I remove the bottom right butterfly, with my paper snips as that’s where I want my sentiment to go.

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I used the Tasteful Textile embossing folder to emboss another Whisper White (5 1/2 x 4 1/4), to use as the back ground for the butterfly.

I used mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, cut in half and smaller pieces, to elevate the butterfly element.

I layered this onto my card base (I used 4 different card base colours to reflect the colours I used to create the butterfly piece.) I used coordinating enamel dots to match the card base colour.

For the sentiment, I used white embossing powder on Basic Black card stock, then fussy cut it out and attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Happy Birthday to You

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This Sale-a-bration Stamp set can be yours, FREE with a $60 purchase. I’m very excited that as of February 4th, there will also be a die set available for this stamp set. Life is Good!!

Card Base – Basic Gray – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 – score at 4 1/4″
Matte – Flirty Flamingo 4 x 5 1/4″
Card front – Whisper White -3 3/4′ x 5 “
Scrap Whisper White – cake stamp (fussy cut)

I used the 2″ circle punch to punch a circle from the Flirty Flamingo. It’s going to be covered with the Whisper White, so it doesn’t matter where you punch.

I then ran the Flirty Flamingo circle through the Big Shot, in the Scripty embossing folder. Because this is a 3D Embossing folder, you might want to consider purchasing the 3D embossing plate, as it eliminates the need for shims when running through the Big Shot. I can’t do without it.

I stamped the Cake stamp with Basic Gray, onto some Whisper White, coloured it with Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo, and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends, then fussy cut it out.

A little Wink of Stella, on the flowers,and voila!! I also used a bit of Wink with some basic gray ink, to highlight the cake.

I put the cake cut out on Stampin’ Dimensionals, to give the card some “oomph”.

Isn’t it beautiful?

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Pretty Kitty Birthday

Pretty Kitty has to be one of my all time favourite stamp sets. I saw this card on Pinterest, posted by Wanda of Starlight Stamper.com. It was so stinkin’ cute, I had to do it as well. I realize that the stamp set is retired but I couldn’t help myself.

The card base is Basic Black – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. You will also need 2 each of 3 3/8 x 1 1/4 and 2 1/8 x 3 1/8

Pool Party Matte 4 x 5 1/4
Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 (inside), and two pieces 2 x 3″ each.
DSP – 2 pcs 3 1/4 x 1 1/8″

I used the Layering ovals to cut the sentiment layers


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