Butterfly Frame

Hello everyone.

I am proud to share with you the newest release from Crafter’s Companion – Stamp It Stamps – that you may have seen at CHA last week. These are about the coolest vintagey looking stamps there are and here is the Butterfly Frame on my card.

Pardon the poor photo quality of this card – I didn’t have my lightbox with me when I had to take a photo 1 day before leaving for CHA last week.

Here is how I did the card:

I stamped the image onto kraft cardstock and embossed it with black embossing powder so it would still remain dark after I finish inking it.

This is the part I had the most fun with – I sprayed the image with white color mist and then dribbled brown color mist on top to age it further. The mists were from October Afternoon. The edges were trimmed with my deckling scissors and inked with brown chalk ink. I embellished the focal image further with some Stampendous mica flakes (crushed so it wouldn’t be so heavy). I love how those flakes easily attached with just adhesive and I get instant texture – I’m all for anything easy to use.

The rest of the card was left simple so that the focus would remain on the main image and sentiment – which happens to be from the Fairyopolis winter set.

Check out more card inspiration using this Stamp It collection from my Crafter’s Companion team mates.

Have a fun and inky day!


Home Decor challenge!!

Good morning everyone!

Can you use stamps on home decor projects? Why yes of course!!Everyone is stamping everything these days – so here is the challenge at Wags n Whiskers (WnW). Make a non-card home decoration item!

Well, one random participant will win a Free Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber stamp! You don’t need to use a WnW image on your project to enter the challenge, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a Free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digital Stamp!! Two chances to win!! If you are in need of a WnW design, click here for Rubber stamps, and here for Digis!

Here’s my home deco project:



Here’s a close up of the lovely angel from Wags n Whiskers Rhiannon.

The foliage are diecuts from Spellbinders foliage dies. The wreath was made using folded red burlap – lots of it. Here is the tutorial for it. I used the same size wreath form but I doubled the amount of burlap used – I like my wreath to be big and full because I think a skimpy, skinny wreath is kinda sad.

Ya – Suzanne – this was the red burlap wreath I was intending to make for your Through The Craftroom Door Christmas edition – I just finished it (in Feburary!!) I guess I could use it for Valentines Day too!

Last but not least, today is also my last post with Wags n Whiskers. Thanks for having me on the team! I enjoyed getting to know you all ladies and working with you. Good luck everyone!