Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

Hello friends, thanks for stopping by my first post for 2019 - I had to think about that before I typed it LOL!  I love to stamp and am really loving the new Spellbinders stamps - and had a lot of fun using the Layered Butterflies Clear Stamps

Layered stamps are fabulous but if I am being honest I have to say I have had a few 'bloopers' when I first started using them, but have always believed that there are no such things as mistakes - they are rather 'opportunities for embellishment.' Wink:wink!

As you can see I literally 'missed the mark' with these butterflies but did not want to throw them away - the first thing I did was fussy cut/hand cut using scissors, each of the butterflies and sponged using Imagine Memento Inks and a Sponge Dauber,filling in any gaps - and you know the areas that I went over the edges with the second stamp - well it is nothing a White Gel Pen will not fix!

The card front has been embossed using the Spellbinders Flourish Stitch Em-bossing Fold'ers Quilt It by Lene Lok and lightly sanded using a Sanding Block.  This has been adhered to a slightly larger pre-cut white card base.  The Layered Butterflies have been adhered using glue in the centre and Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares under each wing and a pearl to the centre of the body.  Liquid Glitter has been lightly added to add some sparkle to the wings. The sentiment has been stamped onto white card stock using black ink, trimmed to size and edged using a Black marker.  Next it has been glued to the centre of the card front.

As you can see - all is not lost - the Layered Butterflies still look the part and that is what counts - what do you think?
This card is linked to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Washi Tape
Stamping Sensations - Winter Sparkle
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes 
My Time to Craft - Something New
Sweet Stampin - Something New
Creative Fingers - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
As You Like It Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes 
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes

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


  1. What a fun start to your new year crafting! What clever stamping fixes too! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at Sweet Stampin' for our 'New' challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

  2. You are so clever at 'embellishing' your 'oops' Linda, and the result is a fabulous card!
    Thank you for joining in at Word Art Wednesday
    WAW DT

  3. Great project.
    Thanks for stopping by at 613 Avenue Create. Xx

  4. A lovely card - butterflies seem to be everywhere at the moment - we even had a real one fly in to a restaurant in the Uk in December!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin

  5. Beautifully made - love the butterflies.

    Thanks for joining us at My Time to Craft.

    Helen x

  6. Very pretty and elegant card,love it and the design and colors too.
    Thank you for joining us at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE,hope to see you again.
    Željka DT xx
    More challenges to enter...

  7. This is such a pretty card, I love the colours. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge #234 at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Why not join our other other challenges at Polkadoodles and Digi Choosday.


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