Butterflies and More Butterflies!

Today I’m back with the details on two cards that were available yesterday at Queen’s Ink Art du Jour. We had a great group throughout the day yesterday and I ran out of card kits before the end of the event. Next Art du Jour will be held on Tuesday, June 5th. I haven’t decided yet what I’ll make, but I suspect that it will have a summer beach theme.

Yesterday’s cards were all about the butterflies. For the first card, I created with a colorful version of Laurel Burch’s Flutterbye using a few non traditional colors for butterflies and Laurel Burch! At one point, I was asked how I decide on what colors to use. In the case of Laurel Burch images, Stampendous provides a coloring guide so I usually pick one or two colors from the guide and go from there. For the second card, I pulled out all of the butterfly stamps included in the Indigo Cats stamp set to create a cheery and colorful scene. The sentiments for both cards are from Penny Black.

So with no further ado – here the supply list for the projects. And stay tuned – my next Copic class at The Queen’s Ink will be on Tuesday, June 26th. Card models are on display in the store and the details will be announced shortly!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for yesterday’s projects. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Rowhouse Greetings | Flutterbye by Stampendous! Laurel Burch Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Deluxe (*) from Infused Collection by Authentique
Stamps: Laurel Burch Flutterbye by Stampendous; Choose Happy (*) by Penny Black
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: Y19, RV29, BG11, BG13
Rowhouse Greetings | Indigo Cats by Stampendous! Laurel Burch Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Deluxe (*) from Infused Collection by Authentique
Stamps: Laurel Burch Indigo Cats (butterfly stamps only) by Stampendous; Happy Thoughts (*) by Penny Black
Dies: Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: RV29, Y15, YG06, G09, B02, B04, B66

May Art du Jour at Queen’s Ink featuring Stampendous Laurel Burch stamps

Join me at The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, May 8th for Art du Jour! Kate, Kim and I will have a variety of make and take cards, tags, and ATCs to help you build up your stash at this open house style event. We’ll be on hand from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM so stop by on your lunch hour, on your way home from work, or stay all day! Work at your own pace and relax! Projects are $3.00 each and new projects are available each month.

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | websitehttps://queensink.com
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 10:30 AM – 4:30PM

Here’s what I’m offering this month! Both cards feature Laurel Burch stamps by Stampendous. I will have markers on hand for you to share, but if you would like to bring your own, here’s the list of colors: RV29, YG06, YG07, Y15, Y19, BG11, BG13, B00, B04, B66. Just be sure you mark them with washi tape or some other identification.

Hope to see you there!

Rowhouse Greetings | Flutterbye by Stampendous! Laurel Burch

Rowhouse Greetings | Indigo Cats by Stampendous! Laurel Burch

Butterfly Twila

Here’s another card using some of the newly released dies from Creative Basics by Rhea. This one features the Fancy Rectangles Build-A-Card and Double Stitched Circles Die Sets. You can use the Fancy Rectangles Build-A-Card dies to create a shaped card which you see here. I also used one of the dies to create a frame on the front of my card. These dies are also great for shaker cards. This card also features Roberto’s Rascals Butterfly Twila available from C. C. Designs.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# and 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Sweetie Two by Authentique
Stamp: Roberto’s Rascals Butterfly Twila (*) from C. C. Designs
DiesFancy Rectangles Build-A-Card Die Set (*) and Double Stitched Circles Die Set (*), both by Creative Basics by Rhea
Copics: E000, E00 E11, E21, RV10, V20 (skin); R81, R83, R85, B00, B01, B02 (wings and clothing); V20 (shading)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Monarchs and Milkweed

Power Poppy Monarchs and Milkweed Digital StampToday I’m featuring the new digital stamp set from Power Poppy called Monarchs and Milkweed. Based on an original watercolor and gouache painting created for a graduation ceremony, this scene of transformation follows the Monarch from caterpillar through chrysalis to butterfly. Milkweed (Asclepius) is the only plant on which a Monarch will lay eggs, and here we celebrate the phases of Milkweed as well, from seeds carried away by the wind, through buds and flowering, to the formation of new seed pods. Accompanied by a hand lettered quote with these wonderful Lauryn Hill lyrics: “Everything is everything; What is meant to be, will be; After winter must come Spring; Change, it comes eventually.” The image is larger format than most of the Power Poppy digis, 6″ across, and of course can be enlarged or reduced in a photo editing program. Lighter “no-line” format image also included.

Be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for some extra special inspiration!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; My Precious from the True Love Collection by Kaisercraft
Stamps: Monarchs and Milkweed Digital Stamp set (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader and Marvelous Squares, both by Spellbinders
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y38, Y68 (monarchs); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, BV23 (leaves); Y15, Y38, Y68 (flowers); B01, YG21 (caterpillar); YG21, YG03, YG1 (cocoon)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Flutterbye – Thinking of You

Still playing with my new Laurel Burch stamps from Stampendous. They’re fun to color and are bright and cheery on a gloomy day. The hardest part (at least for me) is picking the colors and deciding where to place them. Since I used so many colors, I’ve added this color map to guide you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Color map - Flutterbye by Stampendous (Laurel Burch)
Rowhouse Greetings | Color map – Flutterbye by Stampendous (Laurel Burch)

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Bazzill Cardstock in Admiral; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Flutterbye by Stampendous; Floral Greetings by Stampendous
Inks: Tsukineko Memento in Tudexedo Black; Tsukineko Versafine in Onyx Black
Dies: A2 Matting Basics  A by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Uniball Gel Pen in Impact Gold
Copics: YG06, YG09, G09, RV02, RV04, RV06, V15, BG02, B01, B04, B60, B63, B66, Y02, Y15, Y19, YR15, YR16

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.