I absolutely love this Trio of cards I’m posting today! Brown and pale blues are a favrotie combo of mine. When I first saw Bordering Blue I thought EW! BORING! But the more I worked with it I grew to LOVE it.


Paisley flutterflower

This was the first card that I did when I realized the Paisley from Jolies Fleur was indeed a GORGEOUS butterfly. SADLY this card was a submission reject! What is wrong with these people? LOL!

I stamped the butterfly with my Glue pad. Sprinkled my Martha Stewart Blue Topaz glitter. Adhered a jewel in the flower center.

I then made the flutter trial by using an Onare  piercing template. Obviously I LOVE this tool. I can’t NOT use it. I’m bad at free handing anything. Seriously I can’t even doodle a descent WHIMSICAL border! THAT people is why I stamp! I have no creative abilities if it involves ME being the artist.

The card base was done using Martha Stewart’s cardstock in like a pale green. The gorgeous inspiration came from the K&co Amy Butler designer paper, and Fabric brads. I thought the brads balanced the design, and made the butterfly look like it were going towards them.

The sentiment is from Au Naturale. Stamped with the versamagic Aegean Blue ink. PERFECT match!

The ribbon is also Martha Stewart. I think I have about every color in this type of ribbon now-

 I swear Im going to email her! I have so much money invested in her products! I got a project accepted for publication using them and when its published in December I’m hoping to get a kickback! LOL!

Now we come to out next design

Popped Pearlescent Fleur

poppin pearls

I absolutely love my Pebbles Shimmer Pearlescent Chalk. I LOVE making colors POP on a dark color. I found you achieve the best results doing POPPIN PASTELS if you use WHITE craft ink or WHITE StazOn (rather than versamark) cause it gives the color something to hold onto.

I was reminded of this technique when I saw the tutorial on SCS (listed above).

Since purchasing both sets of the pearlescent chalks I haven’t touched my regular SU! ones. I LOVE shimmer-if you read this blog or check my work at all I think its MORE than obvious! LOL!

So I stamped my flowers from Jolies Fleur, along the right side, and POPPED them with my pearlescent chalks. SO PRETTY! The outter petals are done in a darker shade then the smaller petals (more apparent IRL). Of course the bling by K & co finishes it off. This is a very simple ALL OCCASION card.

I tied on the same MS ribbon, then made the focal image pop on the white layer. The layer is my bordering blue cardstock by SU!

 Pattern of inspiration-

popped le fleur

I got this paper at a LSS. It was what inspired my card JUST above it. Isn’t it fabulous! Unfortunately I have NO CLUE who makes it, as there was only the one sheet.

Pretty much the same idea as above. Flower is popped with my pearlescent chalks.

The twill ribbon is-you guessed it Martha Stewart.

I hope you enjoyed my trio.

I  want to know what technique you LOVE but NEGLECT to do as often as you use to. I’d like to randomly select one and feature a card using YOUR favorite technique.

So please REPLY!

Have a great Sunday. We are off to do something with the kids.