Thursday, February 27, 2020

Spring Is In The Air

Hello there! Vicki here today with a fun spring card for you.  Here in North Texas, we've had a few really nice spring days, but most of them seem to come with freezing cold winds which kind of shoots the whole Spring Day down the tubes.  I don't know about you, but I am so ready for spring to come and stay!  My Day Lily foliage is already pretty high, but we definitely haven't had warm enough weather to get them really going good and consistent.

For today's card, I wanted to use a few of the new products from the most recent release along with some favorites from last year.

Starting with a panel of Cougar Digital White Cardstock and misting it with a fine mist of water on the front and back sides, I ran it through my die cutting machine with an embossing sandwich using the Memory Box Chrysthanemum 3D Embossing Folder.  The water helps the paper to stretch enough to get a really good impression.  I did this late in the evening so I let that dry overnight and then using my ink blending brushes, I added ink blending to the entire panel in Berry Sorbet and Summer Sunrise Inks.  Then I misted it with Tattered Angels Spray in Iridescent Gold.  I set that aside and let it dry as well.

I cut a 4.25 x 5.5-inch panel of the light peach color of the Delicate Pastels Glitter Paper Pad as a mat to go behind the ink blended panel.  Next, I cut several of the Side Butterfly Circles as I wasn't sure which way or if I wanted to color it.  In the end, I liked it in plain white while I wanted to really make the butterfly stand out.

I tried some ink blending with little sponge daubers, adding Fairy Sugar to individual petals on the flowers.  In the end, I chose to keep the circle part plain white and to add a gold outline for the butterfly with some scrap orange card stock for the back layer.  Then I added some of the Goldfinch Fairy Sugar on top of all that. 

I used foam tape behind the circle by cutting a piece about 4 inches long, and then cutting a skinny strip (1/16th inch or so) two times from the half-inch width of the foam tape.  This makes it skinny enough to place it in the circle shape by going slowly, all the way around.

I have a tendency to change my mind mid-card, so I've learned to roll with the punches and go with my flow.  That's probably one of the reasons that I haven't tried to do video yet, but it's on my list of things to do by the end of this year.  I hope you enjoy this quick and easy card today and that it will warm your heart to think about Spring things for a few minutes.



  1. The detail in the embossed panel is gorgeous, expertly brought to live with your inking! The sparkly butterfly matches perfectly on this lovely design.

  2. Gorgeous card! Pretty colors and I love that circle die! Love the effect of the 3D embossing folders, but I have been a bit hesitant to try them! Not sure what sandwich to make with them in my Platinum6.... I know they are thicker than the standard embossing folders.

    1. They are thicker. When I use the Cuttlebug, I do the thicker clear plate on the bottom (C Plate) then silcone embossing pad, Embossing Folder (with paper) face down, then a "B" plate on top. I sually have to add the metal shim to get a good impression, so just experiment and then make a note somewhere to remind you of the sandwich recipe.

    2. Thanks, Vicki. I have a Cuttlebug too, so maybe I'll try the folders with that. Embossing is really the reason that I bought the 'bug, way back when!


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