Hello! Hope everyone's week is off to a great start!
I have two very different cards to share with you today featuring the Small Butterfly Frame die and the Little Bits stamp set, as well as some of my favorite older supplies. You can find a full supply list at the bottom of this post.
This first card is actually made up of several of the "left overs" I had laying on the desk after an all day craft session...and it happens to be one of my all-time favorites! I just love it when that happens.
I started with the focal point of the card. I die cut 2 tags using the Timeless Tags 2 die from Steel Mill card stock and the In Bloom paper pad from My Mind's Eye. I've been hoarding this stuff. LOVE.
I layered 3 butterflies cut from the Small Butterfly Frame die on top of each other and left the "negative spaces" intact for the bottom layer. For the sentiment I die cut a banner from another one of my favorites - the Basic Banners die, colored it using Sweet Nectar dye ink and a dauber. Then I heat embossed "believe" in white using the Dream Believer stamp set.
Each was adhered to the little due of tags with foam tape.
I wanted the background to be interesting, but still allow that focal point to shine. So I added some splats to a Dove Grey card stock panel using watered down Distress Paint in Picket Fence and a paint brush. After it dried, I decided to "sprinkle" some hearts in there using the Little Bits stamp set. I stamped them first in White pigment ink, and then over-stamped them with Sweet Nectar dye ink.
I don't know about you, but I am always searching through multiple sets to find that perfect little accent image. And then it hit me...I need one set with several small accent images all in one! This sucker has taken up permanent residence on my desk. :o)
This next card is so outside of my comfort zone, it kind of scares me. I went bright y'all. Real bright. And playful. And a shaker!
But seriously, how could I not? This frame screams "Shake me!", doesn't it?
I stamped "birthday girl" on the inside of the shaker and adhered a die cut "hello" to the outside using the Hand Lettered Hello die.
For the background, I mimicked the shaker by creating a fun patterned paper using several of the images from Little Bits in multiple colors.
Still not sure if I am loving this card...but it was fun to create and I'm sure there is a little girl out there who will love to receive it!
Restocks - We have several shipments of restocks on their way. So be on the look out for emails if you've signed up to be notified. Or, if you follow us on Facebook, be on the look out for announcements there.
Website Forms - We have had some issues with our email and the forms on the website. Just enough forms were getting through not to alert us to a problem. However, the mass majority were not. We think we have recovered most of the them and are working through them. However, if you have tried to contact us and have not heard back, and just want to be sure, you can email us again directly at customer firstname.lastname@example.org
I sincerely apologize to those that this may have affected.
October Release - As many of you know, October is our Holiday release and we are very excited to share our newest products with you! We will start sharing peeks of our work soon on Instagram (dawnwplus9) and Facebook soon. And all of the products will be introduced and revealed starting October 1st!
I've got a Small Butterfly Frame, a Little Bits stamp set and a 15USD store credit that I'd love to give away!
So, are you ready to start your Holiday crafting yet? Or are you holding out as long as possible? Just leave a comment below by 10:00 p.m. EST on 09/21/14 to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be announced on Monday, 9/22/14.