Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A Bright & Cheery HELLO Card

Hello, Crafty Friends!! I'm popping in to share another creative project I created with Team Xyron.
This week we are partnering up with our good friends at Deep Red Stamps! If you don't own Deep Red Stamps you should! I'm totally in love with their stamps. Their red rubber cling stamps give a crisp impression each and every time! The results are simply amazing!! And I've created this gorgeous card to show you just how amazing they are!

Supplies Used
Florence Centerpiece  (Deep Red Stamps)
Butterfly Flourish  (Deep Red Stamps)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Friendship Words Block (Sizzix)
140 lb Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
Corrugated Stack (DCWV)
Chalkboard Stack (DCWV)
India Ink (Clearsnap)
ColorBox Petal Point- Boardwalk (Clearsnap)
Clean Color Real Brush Markers (Zig/Kuretake)
3D Dots (EK Success)
Mixed Media Glue
Red Crinkle Ribbon

I started by stamping the Butterfly Flourish stamp image with Black India Ink onto Mixed Media Paper using a stamping tool. I'm a notoriously bad stamper, so I almost always use some sort of stamping tool to assist me. But I found that these stamps gave a beautiful impression the first time around even with my klutzy hands and there was no need for restamping.

I, then, colored the image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in:
No.052 Bright Yellow, No.070 Orange, No. 023 Scarlet- for the butterfly.
No. 046 Mid Green- for the flourishes.
No.064 Oatmeal & No.072 Beige - for the circle background
No.091 Light Gray & No.096 Mid Gray- for the rectangular plate.

I stamped the image a second time, this time only coloring the butterfly.

Then, I cut another piece of Mixed Media Paper to measure 3-1/4" x 8-7/8". I stamped the Florence Centerpiece Stamp, again, using Black India Ink. Using my stamping tool, I stamped the image about a third of the way down.  Then flipped my paper upside down and stamped again, creating a mirrored image on the opposite side.

Then colored these gorgeous floral bouquets in:
No. 020 Red, No.022 Carmine Red, & No. 029 Geranium Red- for the roses and rosebuds.
No.052 Bright Yellow, No.070 Orange, No. 023 Scarlet- for the hibiscus.
No.052 Bright Yellow, No.070 Orange, No. 023 Scarlet, & No.050 Yellow- for the daisies.
No.046 Mid Green & No.043  Olive Green- for all the leaves and stems.
and No.046 Oatmeal for shadows.

 I used a blending stylus and tip to shade the perimeter of my card front with Dune and Espresso ink.

Then I went back to my two butterfly images. I cut out he fully colored image around flourishes. And the second image, I cut out the butterfly. I glued just the thoraxes (bodies/ abdomens) together and lifted the wings for a 3D look.

For even more dimension, I added 3D dots to the back of the image. 

I wrapped crinkle ribbon around the center of my cardstock, I used a Mega Runner to fasten it to the back before sending the entire thing through the Xyron Creative Station.

I then added my butterfly image and a tied bow to the center.

I cut a piece of black chalkboard paper to measure 3-3/8" x 9" and ran it through my Xyron Creative Station. Then layered and adhered them all to a #10  (3-7/8"x 9-1/4") sized card made from corrugated cardstock.

I used more chalkboard paper to die-cut the word hello. Then attached them to the bottom of my card front. I used an acrylic stamping block with a grid to help with alignment and placement.

And here is my finished card...

This card really WOWs!!

The colors are so bright that they demand attention! And with gorgeous stamps like these, they ought to get it!!

I hope you all enjoyed today's project and have 
a BRIGHT, CHEERFUL, & absolutely GORGEOUS day!!

Until next time...

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  1. The oranges and reds, I can't handle all the greatness with this post! Good job Mitsy.

    1. Thanks, Sonja!! Girl, you are too much!! Love ya bunches!!

  2. Great job. Beautiful colors and the butterfly is so realistic.

  3. I LOVE butterflies....and your card is sooo beautiful!!! I love the layers and dimension and colors! You do fabulous work. I hope you enter that in Crafter's Castle challenge :) Hugs...Janie

  4. Beautiful colors on your great design.

  5. Me again....Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
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