Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Good morning friends.  Hope you all had a long and fabulous weekend!  It was a beautiful weekend here in my neck of the woods, and we got lots of yard work done and flowers planted.  Yeah...color again!! :0)  LOTS of color going on in my stamping room too, as I replenish my birthday card stash.  Am totally in love with the new PTI stamp set "Life is Beautiful", so you will be seeing lots of butterflies on my blog! Take a look:

For the top die cut butterfly, I used the baby wipe technique (thanks Stephanie!!).  Just use 2 or 3 different colors of re-inkers and make an ink pad by inking up the folded baby wipe.  I used Melon Mambo, Real Red, and Pool Party.  The Pool Party when it mixed in with the other 2 colors turned to a shade very close to Wisteria Wonder, so it was not what I was expecting to see, but I love how it turned out!  I also stamped the bottom layer with Melon Mambo ink to create a shadow effect...it shows up better if you enlarge the photo.  I used a woodgrain embossing folder and Wisteria Wonder cs for part of the background, and the Filigree Border Die (PTI) for the right side of the background.  I also used a scrap of Raspberry Fizz Bitty Dot DSP and the Fabulous Frames Die Collection (both PTI) for underneath my butterfly, and some diamond bling for the center of the butterfly.  The sentiment is from PTI's "Birthday Classics: March" stamp set and another die from the Fabulous Frames Collection.  A few iridescent sequins finished up the card. :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Tuesday!  Think I'm going to go play with my butterfly set again.......     


  1. I am putting this card on my order list! So PRETTY!

  2. Love it. I haven't had time to play with this butterfly set yet. Hoping to this week.


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