Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hearts and Butterflies

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 Hi everybody! This is my first post as a designer for Sin City Scraps. I'm very honored to have been chosen for their first design team. If you've never used their rubber stamps, please give them a try. I used two beautiful sets in the cards called Rosette Hearts and Love of Butterflies. These stamp sets fit my style perfectly as I love to create with both hearts and butterflies.

This first card is a very 'happy' card blinged up big time.

Beautiful Butterfly Card demonstrating Emboss Resist Technique

  I used the stamping technique "Emboss Resist" on this card.
  1. Choose your stamps and stamp with Versamark on card stock in various directions and even stamp off the paper some to make it look random.
  2. Use embossing powder on your Versamark stamped images.  I used white embossing powder.
  3. Use heat gun to heat set the embossing powder.
  4. Choose inks to use to create a resist on the stamped images.
  5. Distress with Tim Holtz distress inks in Wild Honey, Mustard Seed and just a little of Rusty Hinge.
  6. To create this look, use a sponge dauber to add ink on the card making sure to rub over the stamped images.  Use the different color inks randomly on the card. Start with the lightest color and fill in spots with the darker colors.  I take the darker colors and emphasis the stamped images.  Then, go back and fill in any white spots with the lightest colors.
  7. Take a paper towel and rub over the embossed images to remove any ink still on them.
  8. Die cut Spellbinders Petite Oval and Lacey Oval to use for focal image.  For added interest, I used Nestabling Lacey Ovals in Silver from Want2Scrap™.  I used a stamp from Rosette Hearts for the focal image.
  9. Cut butterflies from Cheery Lynn dies and use glue dots to adhere them.
Supplies for Butterfly Card
  • Stamps - butterflies from Love of Butterflies and greeting from Rosette Hearts
  • Card base - Gina K Designs heavy base weight white card stock
  • Layering paper - Gina K Designs white layer weight card stock
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Embossing Powder - Recollections Snow
  • Embossing Ink - Versamark
  • Spellbinders - Petite Ovals and Lacey Ovals
  • Gems - Nestabling Lacey Ovals in Silver from Want2Scrap™
  • Diecut butterflies - Cheery Lynn
I wanted this second card to have a romantic feel to it.  It's a simple card but I think it turned out beautiful.

Romantic Card

I LOVE this background stamp from Rosette Hearts.  The focal image is also from Rosette Hearts. It's such a romantic set.  Sometimes background stamps can be hard to work with.  The technique I use is to ink up the stamp really good, lay it down stamp side up and lay the card stock on top of the stamp and rub lightly over the entire stamp.  This works better for me than stamping normally.   Supplies for Romantic Card
  • Stamps - Background and focal image from Rosette Hearts
  • Card base - Gina K Designs heavy base weight white card stock
  • Layering paper - Gina K Designs black onyx and white card stock
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Pearl heart gems - Nestabling Scalloped Hearts in Pink Pearl from Want2Scrap™
  • Olive satin center band ribbon - Ribbon Carousel
  • Metal heart locket embellishment - Hobby Lobby
I hope you enjoyed looking at my first creations using Sin City Scraps deeply etched rubber stamps.  I know if you give them a try, you'll like them as much as I do and create beautiful projects that you'll want to show off on your blogs.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Until next time, Regina Hardy
Cards by Regina


Barbara Rankin said...

Love, love love your cards. Your resist technique and sunny colors are wonderful and make me happy. Your second card is so feminine and pretty. TFS

alex said...

Stunning cards, love your tutorial x

Pammejo said...

Beautiful Card, love the resist technique and how vintage your second card is. I really love the stamp sets TFS

Nancy said...

Lovely work Regina!!!

Allie Gower said...

Gorgeous. You rocked those images and the bling just helps your card to sing, sing, sing.


Michele Parrish said...

Very Beautiful!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Congratulations on your first post as a new design team member and both of the cards are wonderful. I really love the butterfly one best though. Like you....always like to work with butterflies.

Allie Gower said...

Lovely cards.
Thank you for sharing your valentine with us for the Want2Scrap Round Up.

Allie Gower

Shanna Shands said...

I love your orange bling on this too.... need to stamp more with my stamps!