Welcome! This month's stamp set is Best of Butterflies (#133345, $14.95).
My first card features some "sneak peek" items from the new 2013-2014 Catalog, too! I stamped each butterfly in the new 2013-2015 In Colors: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, and Coastal Cabana.
This image coordinates with our Elegant Butterfly punch, so it was easy-peasy to cut them out. I used a bone folder to give the wings a slight curve, then attached the butterflies onto the embossed Whisper White card stock with a Stampin' Dimensional. And, yes -- that is a brand new embossing folder you see! It is called Modern Mosaic, and it has a coordinating stamp set and punch in the new catalog -- woohoo! Here is a closer look:
The base of this card is also a brand new color: Smoky Slate. It is such a great neutral and I LOVE IT! Be prepared to see lots of fun projects using this great new color.
I also used a brand new Hostess stamp set called Banner Greetings. So, a fun card using the Best of Butterflies stamp set AND some sneak peeks all in one!
My second project was inspired by the Monarch Butterfly stamp.
I stamped this image with Stazon Black ink on Whisper White card stock, then I colored it in using the Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Marker. I used my Paper Snips to cut out the butterfly (I just cut off the antennae), then I gave the wings a little lift with the bone folder. I stamped the butterfly a second time onto a square of Whisper White card stock and colored it again with the Tangerine Tango marker. I used a tiny bit of the Liquid Tombow glue along the body of the butterfly to attach the cut out butterfly on top of the second butterfly. Here is a closer look:
I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards as much as I enjoyed making them for you today! And now it is time to visit Linda Bartolucci and see what she created this month -- I bet is is beautiful! Just click on this link: www.inkstampandscrap.com or on the icon below.