Monday, July 14, 2008

Butterfly Kisses

Butterfly Kisses was my first stamp set from Papertrey Ink and it is still one of my favorites. The next two cards use that set and PTI's Vintage Cream, Sweet Blush, and Aqua Mist cardstocks. I'm on sort of a kick with the pink/blue/brown combo right now so bear with me.

This first card uses an ATC stamp from Red Lead Paperworks for the background (I got it free for spending $20 there on Saturday). The faux stitching is a stamp as well since I'm afraid I'd sew my fingers together with an actual sewing maching.



The next one was the first of my two Guest Star Stamper contest entries. I wanted it to look like the cover of a Fairy Tale book so I used the sentiment "Happily ever after" and some painted Grungeboard pieces to complete the look.




I do actually own other stamp sets, I swear. So this next card has nothing to do with Butterfly Kisses. Instead I used PTI's Out on a Limb set. After much searching, I found a lantern stamp from Inkadinkado to add to the branch. The velvet ric rack is from American crafts and the background paper is from Memory Maker's 5th Avenue collection.

Vintage Cream cardstock was my base again. I had never used cream paper before and I was a little skeptical about how often I'd use it, but I'm so glad I ordered it--almost every card I've made since has been on cream.



I've been making more of an effort to get into my craft room and start making things, and I've been much happier as a result. Card ideas have been coming to me pretty quickly and I am grateful for that because I know it doesn't always last. I've been hearing too many people talk about how their creative mojo is gone. I really hope for them it comes back soon.

Thanks for visiting and have a great rest of today.

8 comments:

One Creative Life said...

Mary I love the cards. Especially the fairy tale book. So cute!

Anonymous said...

Mary - stunning cards. Have a great day. Heather J.

Niki Estes said...

I love the black, cream and red together! Such a stunning card! Good luck in the GSS contest!

Debbie said...

Wow! this is so beautiful!

Tracy said...

Mary, those butterflies are gorgeous!!

Cindy Holshouser said...

And I should have said I love this one too. The little lantern hanging from the limb is so summer!

Precious Scraps by Beverly said...

These are the most spectacular cards. Your "creative mojo" must really be rolling !

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Mary! ALL of them!