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5MQ – Butterfly Hello


Just a 5MQ for today!  This is one of my all-time favorite layouts when I want to make something quick! I love this Prima paper so much I could wear it!  It would make a gorgeous sweater or skirt, no?!


I should make a whole stack of these for my Mom–she'd love 'em! 

No fancy techniques but I will give you a tip:  Stamp the sentiment first, then mount the strip of pattern paper where you want it along the top; trim off the excess and mount it underneath the sentiment, and again, trim off any excess flush with the bottom edge of the card. Slap that butterfly down, and Bob's yer uncle! *wink*


                               LIVE SIGGY


Supplies & Materials:


Boo! Card & working with large background stamps

The booglie eyes on this ghost-guy cracks me!  I think he's my favorite character in this set by Kim Hughes. *chuckle*

I'm really liking two inks of late:

Adirondack Snow Cap (Pigment)–this stuff really is BOMB on dark card stock!  I used it to stamp the background, and I just set it aside to dry (no heat-setting, no thermal embossing) while I worked on the rest of the card.  Now, I haven't had a chance to test it on printed card stock, but I 'fout fell off my chair, I was that impressed with this white ink's performance on my initial tests with dyed card stock.

The other ink is Archival Jet Black, which is great for when you want to use water-based coloring mediums (watercolors, watercolor pencils, water-based markers, etc.). I love dye inks, but, often times the black doesn't stamp as deep/intense as I'd like.  I *really* liked how this ink stamped with red rubber images, but I was not expecting to also be this happy with how it inked up Kim's stamps, which are of high-grade photopolymer (not vinyl)!

Anyhoo, I'm always tickled when I find another ink to love, and just wanted to share!

The video shows an easy technique for working with large background stamps, and for creating "motion" with a stamped image.  You can watch it here, or on YouTube!

Have a wondermous day!



Supplies & Materials: (I tend to dump all my bottles of iridescent glitter together into a plastic tub; the seam binding ribbon used in this design was actually from my stash, but a similar color is in a tri-color package by 7 Gypsies, or you could use white and custom tint it)


Butterfly Thank-You

Well, golly, ya'all ROCK!  Thanks for all the good wishes!

Now, I have a purty card to share today with ya'!  And, a video to go with!   There is a spot tho, where my bed-head got a bit in the way of the camera.  Please ignore. *sheepish grin*


I fell in love with this 6×6 paper pad by Prima–the colors are an unusual combo for me and one I probably never would have tried on my own.  So nice they've taken the guess work out of that, eh?!  Anyhoo, this particular sheet of paper makes the card look more complex than it really is because they combined a ton of the patterns from the pad into a single sheet.  So cool and clever! I likey!

Happy Mundane!!! (that still cracks me every time I hear it…) 





All the products used in the project are listed below for your reference:




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