Monday, May 25, 2015

Painted Petals and Butterflies for Freshly Made Sketches

I hope you had an amazing weekend - as amazing as you are amazingly amazing! All this in salute to a lovely stamp set and coordinating Designer Series Paper that will no longer be available to order after June 2. Just 8 more days! The stamp set is Painted Petals and the DSP is Painted Blooms and both were found in the 2015 Occasions Catalogue which is good until June 2.  Another product I used here from the same catalogue is the Butterfly Thinlits, but the good news is that you will see them back in the 2015-16 Annual Catalogue along with another set of butterfly framelits and a new butterfly stamp set! For this card I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #187 for the layout:

The butterfly on this card required several steps to finish it, including watercolouring, die cutting and using Heat and Stick Powder to adhere some Dazzling Diamond Stampin' Glitter to it.

  • The sentiment, stamped on vellum with Blackberry Bliss ink is from the Painted Petals stamp set as well and is one of my favourite!
  • This card is the subject of a step-by-step photo tutorial that I will be featuring in my June Newsletter. If you have never use Heat and Stick powder, or if you just love butterflies you might want to make sure that you will receive my June Newsletter.  You can do that easily by just signing up here, with the understanding that you can unsubscribe at any time:

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Because I am providing a step-by-step tutorial in my newsletter, I will not be leaving a list of supplies used today. You will find that listed in detail, along with measurements in the photo tutorial.

I just wanted to remind you, if you had put it off, that this is your last week to order from both the 2015 Occasions Catalogue and the 2014/15 Annual Catalogue. June 2 will be a cross-over day. You will be able to order from the old Annual Catalogue at old prices (where there are duplicates in the new Annual Catalogue) and also from the new Annual Catalogue.  Old Hostess rewards apply on June 2, but that will change on June 3 to the new way of calculating Hostess rewards, using percentages of sales. You can still get bargains of up to 50% off on many items, but many have also sold out. Check below for an up-to-date list of retiring products and get your orders to me as quickly as possible, or shop online at your convenience at my On-Line Store.

I also should remind you that as of May 31, 2015, My Digital Studio and all related products will be discontinued. You have until May 31 to order any of the downloads that you want to have in your collection. After May 31, you can continue to use the software, but there will be no printing services provided. You can, however, have your projects printed through other providers if you want. There will be no more support for the software and the website will be gone after May 31.  Here is where you can check out the downloads available until then:

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  1. I just love the colors and sparkles on the butterfly. It sounds like hard work to do but the effect is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Oh so pretty! What a lovely mix of papers and embellishments! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!


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