I'm off to the coffee shop shortly, to meet my friend (since Jr. High!) and downline gal-pal Vicki for coffee. We're heading to Sherwood Park to a place called Common Ground Community Cafe - a not-for profit coffee shop! We are heading there to check out the lay-of-the-land for an upcoming class. Vicki and I volunteer for the Robin Hood Association which is anon-profit organization that is committed to excellence in assisting individuals with disabilities to achieve their personal best and experience a quality lifestyle. Once a month we go an help some FABULOUS ladies learn how to make cards. Next month we are taking the class on the road, and creating our projects at the Common Ground Cafe. I'm looking forward to it! ... but we DO need to check out the space to wrap our heads around how we're going to run the class.
So that's what I'M up to this morning! Hope YOU'RE doing something fun too!
Today I'm sharing another card we made at my Stamp-a-Stack last week. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! It is SOOO versatile!! You really can add almost any sentiment you like. Check it out ...
The butterfly is from the You Move Me Bundle that is in the 2018-2018 Annual Catalogue. The bundle is CAD $63.75. The photopolymer set is $32 and the Thinlit dies are $39
Whilst I HAVE used the bundle once or twice, I used the pieces that were the main purpose of this bundle - a card that makes it look like the butterfly or hummingbird are fluttering by. Check out the video here to check that out!
Now - the only tricky part to making the butterfly on this card ...
another tip is to cover the back of your black card stock with a Multipurpose Adhesive sheet so that, once the butterfly is run through the machine, the black detailed piece is now a sticker and can easily, mess-free, be attached to the yellow piece. I'm sorry of that's totally confusing. You'll understand it if/when you go to cut one out and you do it wrong *lol* . That's how I learned how to do it! lol.
The green piece is Old Olive (also looks nice in Pear Pizzazz) and it was run through the Big Shot using the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder ($11.75 CDN)
Of course ANY sentiments works well with this card - my favorite retired set EVER is the Sincere Salutations set. I like it so much I have two of them *lol*. I DO use them a LOT at my Stamp-a-stack events so yes, two sets ARE necessary!
I added a single rhinestone to the centre of the butterfly or some bling, texture and interest. Done!
I hope you like it ... and start to look at stamp sets and framelits in ways other than their main intention. Who KNOWS what you are missing!!!
OK - off I go for my coffee date. Hope you have a stampy day!