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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Thank You

Hello to all,

The temps have been hotter than usual here in SoCal, and most all of California for that matter, for the past few days. Unfortunately, it's brought some pretty bad wild fires around the state. But, since I live very close to the coast, it has not been unbearable for us, luckily, as we don't have air-conditioning in our house.

I've been playing around with the SU Abstract Impressions suite and have a few cards to share. This first one uses this week's Freshly Made Sketch. I found a 6 x 6 Vintage style paper pad in my stash and I thought that the butterfly die would look great on the papers. Vintage is a style that I rarely (never) use. I love Vintage style cards, I just really don't do them well. This card is pretty simple, and closely follows Cecile's sketch.

I cut the butterfly three times and glued them so just a peek of each layer can be seen. The bottom layer is Cajun Craze card stock, the middle is cream card stock and the top is a piece from the Vintage paper pack. The butterfly is placed on with a dimensional. I added 3 enamel dots for embellishment and called it finished.

The inside uses another piece from the paper pack and the flower die from the suite. Both the front and inside sentiments are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set.

Here are two more cards made with this suite. It's a super fun set and suite to use. I know it's been a pretty popular SU set and I can see why after playing with it this past week.

The butterfly is cut from the new color,  Highland Heather, card stock. Using a sponge dauber, I sponged Highland Heather ink over it. I then inked it all over with VersaMark and heat embossed it using clear EP. This was done twice. After the 2nd heating, I quickly sprinkled some lavender glitter over it. Again, I've used two layers to make the butterfly stand out. The bottom layer here is Highland Heather card stock. The background of the card is made by randomly stamping Lemon Lime Twist ink for the stems and Highland Heather ink for the flowers. Layer one is stamped off to make a lighter shade of the color. The sentiment is stamped with Memento black. The card base is Highland Heather.

The last card uses the new Mango Melody ink along with Calypso Coral. The sentiment is from another new SU set called Rooted In Nature. The banner die is Die-namics and the label die is from SU.

I hope you are having a great weekend and staying cool. Thanks for stopping in,

Stamps: Abstract Impressions & Rooted In Nature sets from Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Highland Heather, Mango Melody and Calypso Coral card stock, K & Company Brianna patterned papers
Ink: Cajun Craze, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, Memento Tuxedo Black, Mango Melody, Calypso Coral
Other: SU Abstract Impressions dies, SU label die, Die-namics Pierced Fishtail Flag die, SU clear embossing powder, heat tool, Misti, glitter, Gemini Jr, diemesionals, SU mini glue dots


  1. What a gorgeous collection of cards! So elegant.....and beautiful colors! Glad you shared one at FMS!

  2. What a beautiful collection of cards! I love those flowers and the pretty butterflies! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


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