I’m sharing a glittery card today using the Thank You Craft Stamp from Simply Stamps. I used Nuvo Glitter drops to cover my paper for the butterflies so no loose glitter mess (in my world that’s a great thing!).
I started by making my card. I used (excuse my well loved jar of paint) acrylic craft paint to make a smudgy area on my card. You can use a brush for this – I used my finger.
Next I stamped my Thank You phrase with black ink.
This is the paper I used for my butterfly die cuts (Impression Obsession). I took a heavy piece of white cardstock and smudged some pink and purple ink randomly over the card. Then I used Nuvo (clear) Glitter Drops directly over the ink. I used a scrap of cardstock to smooth the glitter drops over the panel (like a pallet knife) so I didn’t have any clean up. Let dry completely before die cutting.
Here are my butterfly die cuts. Because they have the added glitter glue layer they are pretty sturdy and moldable. I used my fingers and curled the wings for a little added dimension.
Here is a closer look at my finished card.
Have a great day!
I have a sweet shaped birthday card to share today using the Happy Birthday Balloons stamp from Simply Stamps and a card die set from Sizzix.
One thing I really like about stamps from Simply Stamps is they are clear stamps mounted onto a repositional sheet on a wood block. So if you like wood blocks you can use them as is or if you like clear stamps you can peel them off and use them with you acrylic blocks or in my case the MISTI from My Sweet Petunia.
I started out with die cutting the pieces for my card back. I used the (661844) Gift Card Fold- its die set from Sizzix. It’s so cute.
Then I assembled the front to the folded card back.
I stamped the balloons I colored the balloons and cut them out to layer later.
Next I stamped the banner. It will be cut out and layered. Ignore the smudge. Since I will be cutting this out it won’t matter.
I stamped the middle section of the Happy Birthday Balloons stamp onto white cardstock. This with be die cut as the center panel of my card and the base for my balloons and banner.
Here it is after die cutting and my balloon and banner layered on it. Perfect it!
I assembled the rest of the die cut pieces.
To finish my card I added some dots of glitter glue along the pink panel, added some pen stitching to each of the layers and then made a little torn paper flower to add a little dimension to the “bow”. To make my flower I tore two rough circles from pink cardstock and crumpled them. Then I layered the flower pieces and added a dot of white acrylic paint to the center.
Hop you enjoyed my project!
Saltwater Taffy always screams beach to me. It’s one of those candies that you see at every little tourist shop along beaches everywhere. Today’s summer themed treat bag was inspired by the candy inside. Good thing there were some leftover candies for me. Yum.
I used a cute swimsuit stamp from Simply Stamps for my tag.
I started with a regular sandwich bag filled with candy. I folded the corners to the back to give it a little better shape and secured it with clear tape on both sides.
Next I cut a piece of light blue cardstock 5 1/4″ x 4″ and scored and folded to make a folded topper that is 5 1/4″ x 2″.
Note***Make sure and check that your bag is the same size. I’m sure different brands of sandwich bags vary a little bit. Adjust the size as needed.
I thought a little texture would be fun so I tore a piece of sandpaper and attached it to my cardstock and then trimmed the sides and bottom. I didn’t measure but it comes to not quite an inch tall at the highest spot. I hand painted a sun in the corner with watercolor paint for a little added something.
Next I started on a tag for my bag. I stamped the Vintage Bathing Suit stamp from Simply Stamps onto white cardstock in bright pink ink.
I added some glitter to the bathing suit and a little shading. I sponged the edges with brown ink and then added a border with a fine black pen. I used a hole punch to make a hole at the top.
I assembled my bag by punching a hole through the topper and bag and then threading twine through both and knotting. I added my tag under the knot. Here is another look at my finished treat bag.