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Thursday, February 18, 2016

International Ambassadors Unofficial Butterflies and Flowers Blog Hop

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Welcome to the International Ambassadors Unofficial Blog Hop - we have really enjoying the Blog Hops and hope that you are too.  Our goal is to bring you lots of inspiration as you stop by each Blog.  Each International Ambassador has our own style and I am sure there is something to inspire everyone. This month - the theme is butterflies and flowers - something tells me things are going to be very pretty as you Hop along!!





Spellbinders Products:
Preferred Partner Products:

Other: Liquid Glue; patterned paper; pink buttons x2; Kindy Glitz

















1. Cut/emboss Pierced Rectangles #5 #6 (#1 being the smallest)using 12" x 5" Cream cardstock, scored in the center - make sure the fold is inside the cutting blade to create the card base.
2.  Cut/emboss Pierced Rectangles #3 #4 (#1 being the smallest)using patterned paper.
3. Pop patterned paper up onto card base using foam tape.

















4. Cut/emboss two (2) Classic Scalloped Hearts #1 #2 (#1 being the smallest) using patterned paper
5. Adhere #2 Classic Scalloped Hearts together at the small end, overlapping to get the size you are wanting.
6. Adhere the smaller hearts onto the larger using liquid glue and popping up the outer edges with 3D Foam Squares - as shown in the photo above

















7. Cut/emboss one Bitty Blossoms #2 (#1 being the smallest) using cream cardstock
8. Sponge the edges if desired and roll the flower, gluing the base - you can see a video here for 
9. Adhere the Bitty Blossom to the center of one butterfly, add shimmer randomly to the edges of the petals.
10 Adhere a small pink button to the remaining two butterflies, adding a medium white pearl to the center
11. Cover the outer rim of the button using liquid shimmer - allow to dry.


hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and are inspired to use your heart dies a little differently.  Make sure you pop in and visit the other International Ambassadors - these girls are amazing - each one is picked to be an Ambassador for their country because they are seasoned designers and so inspiring, they also stand as talented designers in their own right - as you will see!!!  The list of International Ambassadors is below, in case you get lost along the way.

  Linda Lucas - Australia (you are here)
Yvonne van de Grijp - Netherlands
Christine Emberson - England

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
{{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting

33 comments:

  1. Love your card this month, I like how you all come up with such great cards from the same direction of what to use
    Cheers , Kaye from Melbourne

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    1. Thanks so much Kaye - I love to find more than one use for my Dies - and I hear you with the International Ambassadors - we can all have the same products and end up with totally different projects - love that!! :D

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    2. Thanks so much Kaye - I love to find more than one use for my Dies - and I hear you with the International Ambassadors - we can all have the same products and end up with totally different projects - love that!! :D

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  2. Lovely card Linda , so cheery .
    Elaine H X

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    1. Thank you Elaine - for all of your comments and likes - much appreciated! {{{hugs}}}

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    2. Thank you Elaine - for all of your comments and likes - much appreciated! {{{hugs}}}

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  3. Hi Linda, Love how you've used the heart dies for your butterflies and the buttons and flower for their bodies. Great idea for a very different and pretty card. Aussie Janelle x

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    1. Thanks so much Janelle - appreciate you lovely comment! {{{hugs}}}

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  4. Your card is so pretty! Beautiful colours!
    Such a great idea using the heart dies to make the butterflies :))

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    1. Thank you Bente - they ere a lot of fun to create and great for using scraps of paper! {{{hugs}}}

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    2. Thank you Bente - they ere a lot of fun to create and great for using scraps of paper! {{{hugs}}}

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  5. Love the colours you have used Linda on this pretty card xx

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  6. So gorgeous! What a fab idea to use the hearts to make those pretty butterflies! xxx

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  7. What a wonderful card...your butterflies are great...thanks for showing how they were made....well done

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  8. Lovely card,clever use of the hearts to create butterflies.
    Adrienne

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  9. Like how you used the heart dies to make butterflies

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  10. Lovely idea with the butterflies. I have used the spiral flower before and forgotten how, will have to bring back out my die. Thanks for sharing your pretty cards.

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  11. Hi Linda, love your card, clever idea using the heart dies,
    Regards Liz.

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  12. Hi Linda I love your card today, I too love how you have used the hearts, a beautiful card.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens xx

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  13. This is beautiful. Love the idea of using the hearts for butterflies.

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  14. Hi Linda, A really lovely card, great tutorial.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  15. Oh Linda this is a fabulous innovative use of the heart dies. Love not only the 'butterflies', but also the colours, flowers and other accents
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  16. Beautiful colours! Your a accents make the card.

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  17. Beautiful colours! Your a accents make the card.

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  18. Great card, love how you made the butterflies

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Thank you for your comment, I read and appreciate each one - you make my day! {{hugs}}}