Welcome to Kylie’s International Stampin’ Up! Blog Highlights Blog Hop which I am participating in again this month. Part of the excitement of this blog hop is seeing which of the fabulous projects are chosen for the top 10 at the end of the month. These projects are voted on by you. In order to vote you will need to click on the below link and be sure to click on the heart in the right-hand corner for your vote to count. You have the ability to vote for 5 projects so please share the love around.
Kylie’s International Stampin’ Up! Blog Highlights
Our theme this month is Encouragement.
In my Facebook Live a few weeks ago I showed how to re-create the feathers from the May Paper Pumpkin kit as I just loved them so much. I’ve attached the link in case you want to see how I did this.
As I was demonstrating this though one of my lovely followers asked if Stampin’ Up! had a dreamcatcher stamp. I had to double-check because I was sure there was, but it didn’t carry over to this catalogue. I am not sure about you but this sat with me all night and I went to be dreaming of how I could create a dreamcatcher. It only took me a few nights to really think this over and then it was a matter of getting the idea out of my head and onto paper
How do you think I Did?
I am pretty pleased with the result myself, although there were a few issues that I had to overcome but isn’t that what Encouragement is all about.
I did originally stamp the butterflies in Pool Party which is the same colour as I had coloured the flowers (from the Free as a Bird Stamp Set) and the colours used on the feathers but I felt they got too washed out so I did them again in Coastal Cabana. The background is Crumb Cake, with a layer of Coastal Cabana and then a stitched rectangle in Whisper White that I had in my stash.
Butterflies and Dreamcatchers
Initially, I was thinking of some clever way to use the twine and weave between the circle piece that I cut out using the layering circles but I was thinking that it would be tough to try and get this in a pretty pattern. Luckily I had one of the pearlized doilies left and thought this makes it easy and look pretty at the same time.
I then cut short lengths of a number of different ribbons that I had, scalloped lace, braided linen trim, vanilla and copper ribbon (this retired last year from the Tea Time Suite). Then I cut another circle out and wrapped around our linen thread. This took quite a bit of time but I think this is what finishes it off and it also helps cover up all the other messy bits. On to this bit, I tied a few strands of the twine and let them dangle and this is where I used glue dots to adhere my feathers too.
Butterflies and dreamcatchers to me go hand in hand so I had to try and fit some butterflies on this card, which is added a pearl to help embellish them. The sentiment comes from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set and I think it is fitting for the card. I think added a few sequins from the Basic Self Adhesive Sequins to complete the card.
I hope you liked these cards and I would love for you to take the time to vote for my card and leave a comment.
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