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Hearts a Flutter

Tia's Tips: It's winter time here in the Rockies, which means everywhere you look folks are wearing layers to stay warm and to cool down. Layering doesn't have to only apply to your wardrobe, creative layering is perfect for your cards too!

The Design team at Passionate Paper Creations & Friends received an early Valentine's gift from our sponsor at Stampendous. We received two images to work with during their sponsorship event!

Sponsor: Stampendous:

Join the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends Facebook group-Members have the opportunity to win a stamp of their choice from Stampendous this weekend (2/4-2/6/22)

The Projects:

Inspired by all the layering around me, I decided to play with some layers of my own in my card designs.

With the House Mouse set 'Heart Treats' I layered my papers. I was fortunate to have an embossing folder with conversation hearts. I used several dye inks to color them and then mimicked those colors a shade lighter in the candy dish-but I'll get to the coloring in a moment. I took a 2nd sheet of cardstock and embossed tiny hearts and die cut a large heart window and layered it over the conversation hearts. From a Facebook group, I read that a member had a collection of 'Pink Depression Era Glass'. I'd never heard of it before, but it stuck in my mind and became my inspiration for the candy dish, and certainly all nice candy dishes belong on a nice wood table.

COPIC Colors:

Bowl: R000; R00; R01

Mice (Skin): E50; E51; E93

(Fur): E21; E23; E25 aND T2; T3; T5

Candy:Y00; G000; B000; R01; YR20

Tabletop:E25; E57; E77; E79

***Stampendous Website has a tutorial on coloring house mouse stamps!***

I love the name of this butterfly stamp: Floral Flutter, and it got me thinking about a flutter pattern and how I could layer the stamp to simulate the pattern! I knew I wanted to ink the butterfly in blue, so I turned to my Pinkfresh coordinated ink cubes: Storm, Seaside, Summer Shoer and Sky Blue. I used my Misti stamping platform to keep the image in the same spot! I started with the lightest color at the bottom of my cardstock and then moved the paper towards me the same number of lines each time I stamped. This did make the card rather large (5x7)-next time I wouldn't space it out quite so far. For my sentiment I opted to layer some letters from my stash of extra cricket-cut letters!


Butterfly: BG000; B01; FBG2; B26; B66

Leaves: YG17; G24; G43

Flowers: White-YG00; Y02; YG23; CO; C3

Purple: V01; RV63; V12; V15; Y17; Y19

Pink: RV10; RV02; RV52; RV23

Great sponsors! And a wonderfully supportive and creative community!

Thanks for stopping in-go create some creative layers of your own!


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