Monday, March 16, 2015

Winged Things

  Hello Crafters!
I have a twofer for you today.
Quite sometime ago Sandy Allnock posted this video featuring some new Hero Arts Stamps. I knew immediately I wanted both of these sets. You've already seen the Baby Animals here. Today I'm using the Butterfly and Flower set Sandy featured in her video.
It's called Butterly and Flower, they might have well as named it "Kelly's Perfect stamp set" :)
I'm playing along with Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge to use "Things that Fly"
and you know I'm all for The Daily Marker's 30 day Challenge to color everyday.
 I started by stamping and masking the butterfly from the set. I sketched out the size of my square before I started so I would have even coverage of the butterflies flying out from behind it. Once that was done I started coloring them with my copics. I love how the pastels look against the black! Speaking of black I outlined all the butterflies with my copic multiliner to make them pop. They got a little bit of detail from the white gel pen before I called them done.
I did some in lay die cutting for my sentiment. I cut the Thanks from Hero Arts first so I would have the fluidity of the butterfly design. Next I cut the stitched rectangle from Simon Says Stamp from the butterfly panel. I then cut it again from white. Finally cut your Thanks through the white rectangle and we're ready to piece them all back together again. Once I had everything taped together I fit the square back into the butterfly panel. I did add some shading to the left and bottom of the square to give my one layer card some dimension. Last but certainly not least, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the Thanks die cut.
Since we did all that die cutting you know we had some pieces parts left over . .so . . . .

I just used the left overs to create this clean and simple card. I popped it up on some dimensional adhesive and coated the whole thing in Wink of Stella. Now I have a pretty but quick and simple Thank you the next time I need it :)
Thanks for visiting!
Happy Monday!!


  1. Completely and totally in AWE!!! I just don't know how you do it - you just seem to throw some color and white details at your images and they come out perfect!!!! I think you are wildly talented and this twofer is just a witness for the fact that you are INCREDIBLE!!!! Love what you do - they way you do it and the talent and smiles you share with us!!! WE ARE SO LUCKY!!!!

  2. Love these, Kelly! You have the best ideas!

  3. Oh, WOW! What an awesome design! Your masking is amazing on this! Gorgeous card! Thank you so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

  4. Nicely done! All. that. masking. But it was worth it!

  5. Wow!! Gorgeous cards Kelly! Love all the beautiful colors.

  6. So drop dead gorgeous!! Amazing, Kelly!

  7. Kelly, I don't understand how we manage to think alike so many times... Stay tuned, I'm posting my card today that I made last week but couldn't post it until today because the dies where released yesterday. You may recognize some similarities. :) Your card is very beautiful! I always love when you use colours of the rainbow. So pretty every time!

  8. Oh my goodness, I don't even know where to start!
    This is so beautiful Kelly!
    Your coloring (amazing as always) make those butterflies look so alive!
    Simply stunning!

  9. Oh my goodness gracious! I am SO glad you are creating again, Kelly. This is absolutely fantastic and gorgeous. I never in a million years would have thought to do this. The stamps are perfectly placed and colored. They look like they could fly off the page. Wow, wow, wow! And a twofer. Someone catch me! :)

  10. This is awesome, Kelly; just love what you did on the 1st card and the 2nd card is amazing, too. I never would have thought to do that.

  11. Oh how I love what you have created.

  12. You are the QUEEN of masking! Beautiful cards, and yay for twofers!!

  13. Two really gorgeous cards, Kelly! I love how all those pretty colors are peeking through the sentiment on the first one...and your 2nd card is amazing! As always, your coloring and details are sheer perfection!