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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

....................Some new cards

I made this waterfall card using patterned paper from Die Cuts With a View, Nana's Kids, some card stock scraps, ribbon I received in an embellishment swap, a Martha Stewart lace border punch, and some Martha Stewart butterfly stamps that I got in a great deal from Crafty Steals. I colored the butterflies using some glitter gel pens. Its hard to see in the photos but the paper has glittery effects as well.

I made this card using a stamp resist technique I saw on Stamp TV with Gina K. but I changed it up a little bit. I used a linen textured paper as Gina K did and I love the way it looked.  I first stamped butterflies (the same MS stamps mentioned above) using a VersaMark stamp pad. I let those images dry and then stamped some more butterflies. I embossed those using UTEE but next time I think I'll use clear detail embossing powder. I went over everything with 3 colors using a sponge dauber. The VersaMark images that had not been embossed look like shadows while the embossed images really stand out. I'm going to try this technique again using flower stamps next time.


  1. I really like the unique fold on the first card. Sweet butterflies, too! Great job on the resist technique!!

  2. Gorgeous cards Bonnie! I love the fold on the thinking of you card! So pretty :)

  3. Really wonderful cards, Bonnie -- thanks for directing me over to your blog. I definitely plan to try out the VersaMark resist technique you describe; first things first -- get just the right stamps! Beautiful, TYFS!

  4. Oh I just love the waterfall card--just gorgeous--those butterflies are beautiful! Great cards!

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  5. Bonnie, what a clever idea. Great job!

  6. Great layouts and cards Bonnie!!

  7. Hi Bonnie, thank you for your nice comments on my blog.
    I must say, I like your butterfly cards very much. They inspier me to make a card with a butterfly! Love your scrapbook to.

  8. Hi there, beautiful butterfly cards, love the resist technique one