Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop! Spring is just around the corner, so we are sharing Spring projects with bees and birds. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
I am always so stunned by the gorgeous projects that use Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper as the main ‘event’. Once again I pulled out the Abigail Rose DSP to find inspiration for today’s theme. Spring projects with bees and birds should include butterflies. Mainly because I really like butterflies. But Birds & Bees & Butterflies are all pollinators. And Spring is about pollen. Lots of pollen. All over my car. But I digress. What better background than this sheet from the Abigail Rose DSP? Pollinate away …
Here is my card for the InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop.
This card was very quick to make. The Sprig Trinkets add some weight to the card but it still comes in at under 1 ounce. This would be a card that I would hand to someone rather than mail.
MEASUREMENTS & SUPPLIES
- Kraft notecards & envelopes
- Very Vanilla Thick cardstock: 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (x2)
- Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3″ x 4-1/2″
- Vellum: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
- Crumb Cake cardstock
- STAMP SET
- Butterfly Brilliance Background stamp
- Flowering Tulips stamp set
- DIES / PUNCHES
- Brilliant Wings dies
- All That dies
- EMBOSSING FOLDER / POWDER
- Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder
- White embossing powder
- INKS & MARKERS
- White Craft ink pad OR
- OTHER SUPPLIES
- Embellishments: Sprig Trinkets (2)
- Adhesives: Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
- Cut & Emboss Machine w/ Specialty Plate
- Paper Trimmer & Paper Snips
- Bone Folder
CREATING PIECES & PARTS
- Stamp the Butterfly Brilliance background stamp on Vellum using white craft ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
- Die-cut butterflies with the Brilliant Wings dies. Pick one and save the rest for future projects.
TIP: When I create extra pieces & parts I have 2 different methods of storing them. I put them in a 6″ x 8″ Cellophane bag and fold the bag to fit inside the stamp case or die envelope. Or, I toss them in a tray. I love that Stesha Bloodhart called this her ‘Trash Tray‘. I have now adopted her term for my Pieces & Parts Bin.
- Die-cut a circle from Crumb Cake cardstock with the All That dies. Emboss the circle with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder.
- Add mini Dimensionals to the center of the butterfly.
- Use Glue Dots to adhere the Sprig Trinkets to the embossed die-cut circle.
- Layer the pieces as shown.
- Stamp the sentiment just thinking of you today from the Flowering Tulips stamp set on the Very Vanilla card insert.
I originally did not use the Crumb Cake background circle. The butterfly got lost in the background. Sometimes adding a little solid color behind your focal image on a busy background is all you need to create a visual stop for your eyes.
And here is a BONUS – This card also works for the Global Design Project #GDP343
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it! And I will see you tomorrow with more Cottage Rose Bundle.
Do Something Creative Every Day,
and BE AWESOME!
BLOG HOP LINE-UP
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
QUICK LINKS FOR SHOPPING
Ooh la la! I love this phenomenal card! The texture, the sprigs, the DSP and that gorgeous butterfly are beautiful together. WoW!
Thanks, Sheryl. I was surprised by how light each of the Sprig Trinkets was. Fun to use.
An absolute stunner! I, too, love this piece of Designer Series Paper – and I adore your reasoning behind choosing butterflies over birds and bees. 🙂 Had you not mentioned it, I’m sure I wouldn’t have noticed. I’m so happy you hopped with us today, Ann!
Thank you for hosting the InKing Royal Blog Hop. I am getting kind of sassy as I age so I appreciation you letting me take liberties with the pollinators. 🙂
Ann, your card is stunning! I love the Abigail Rose DSP and the white flowers! Perfection!
The DSP did the heavy lifting. I really was surprised about how much I like this paper.
Beautiful card, Ann! I love how such a simple card looks so complex.
I know, right. I almost did not use it because it is deceptively simple. Thanks for your kind comment.
Ann I love it…..you are too funny! Great card.
Awww – Thank you Renae.
So many little details came together so beautifully on this card! You are amazing at that! Love the pollinator angle to include butterflies! My love/hate relationship with spring…lol.
Yep, Love Spring flowers not so much pollen in the air. But we march on …. Thank you for your kind comment.
Love your card today Ann, it is stunning. The vellum butterfly of course takes center stage but I like how you embossed and die cut the crumb cake circle for that added bit of texture.
Thank you, Lynn. I have been on a texture rampage.