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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fluttering by to Say Hi

Welcome to the Paper and Such August Release Blog Hop! I'm so delighted to be a guest designer for Paper and Such for the month of August.  The new set being released this month, Wings and Such, is beautiful....butterflies, sentiments, and flourishes, oh my!  Just wait until you see all the beauties the design team has prepared for you today! Grab a refreshing beverage and get ready to hop along!  Here is the list of participating bloggers for today's hop:

Cathy McCauley - Guest DT <---you are here!


If you have come from the Paper and Such Blog you are in the right place...if not, be sure to begin there for all the details of the hop!


Wings and Such will be available at Paper and Such for only $12.



I had such a fun time with this set, I made two samples for you!  Here's the first one:


Creative Nugget:  The flourishes were stamped on a Decorative Plaque Die and in each corner of a Vintage Cream panel using Antique Linen Distress Ink.  The cream panel was impressed with a Canvas Impression Plate and stitched to Blueberry Sky card stock  This was mounted to a Select White card base.  The Basic Grey DP was also stitched to Blueberry Sky.  The sentiment was stamped over the flourish on the plaque and mounted to a Blueberry Sky Oval Nestie.  The butterflies were colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut, and mounted on the ends of the flourishes.  Some glitter and a button twine bow finish the card.

The second sample has a totally different look!


Creative Nugget:  For this sample, reverse masking was used to make the three circles which were sponged with Fired Brick, Dried Marigold, and Wild Honey Distress Inks.  The butterflies and flourishes were then stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  The sentiment was added before giving the whole panel some texture with the Canvas Impression Plate.  The border and right corner were pierced and the panel mounted to some Basic Grey DP and a True Black card front.  A little rhinestone bling was added to finish the card.


I hope you've been inspired by my samples, but there's more to come.  Head on over to Cheryl's blog for more fabulous butterfly goodness!  Oh...and by the way, one lucky commenter will be randomly selected to win this beautiful new stamp set!  Have fun hoppin'



Thanks for fluttering by and have a blessed day!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Card Recipe
Stamps: Wings and Such (Paper and Such)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen (Ranger)
Paper: Select White, Vintage Cream, Blueberry Sky (PTI), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Perhaps DP (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Oval Nesties (Spellbinders), Decorative Plaque Die Set (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Canvas Impression Plate, Blueberry Sky Twill Ribbon (PTI), Sew Mini (Janome), Button Twine (May Arts), Copic Markers B91, 95, 97, 99; E41, 42, 43, 44

Card Recipe
Stamps: Wings and Such (Paper and Such)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Wild Honey, Dried Marmalade, Fired Brick Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: True Black (PTI), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Urban Prairie DP (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Piercing Tool (SU!), Rhinestone Flourish (Michael's), Kaiser Rhinestones


12 comments:

Julie said...

These are both so beautiful Cathy!! So much detail!!! We are so glad to have you guest designing with us this month!

Cheryl said...

Wow! Both cards are gorgeous! I love that you used the same set but created two completely different styles.

Kathy H said...

Congrats on your guest spot, your cards are beautiful!!!

Kelly said...

your color schemes and layering are just beautiful!

JennyH said...

Your cards are gorgeous, very different but both beautiful. I love this stamp set and you have showcased it so well : )

Mary-Anne V said...

what lovely cards... love the black and orange combo.

Romaine said...

Cathy, these are both beautiful! I love the way that you coloured the butterflies in the first sample!

Debbie said...

These are both beautiful!! I really like the blue butterflies and all the stitching on the first one!!

Emily said...

Great designs, I love the sewing.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty. You know me. I love buetterflies, and I really like how you used these. Both look fabulous! The colors are awesome. Congrats on being the GD. :o)

~ Kendra ~ said...

Both cards are so beautiful!!

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