Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Strength and Hope - New in the Summer Mini

Well, my 8 foot snow banks look a little shorter today, can almost see the top of half ton trucks when they go by. I am using the snow bank as a measurement for how quickly Spring is not coming.

On a brighter note, todays card was made using a new set that is going to be in the new summer mini coming out very soon. It is called Strength and Hope. Good thing it does not have refuge as I seem to like the word refuse better LOL. See some posts back for that story.

The card base is Early Expresso, and I layered some DSP (retired Baja Breeze) on Baja Breeze card stock and place those layers on the card.

I was given these Nestability dies as a gift so I thought I would try one. I first stamped the flourish second generation ink on with Baja Breeze then sponged the outside with the die still on. I stamped the HOPE and embossed it with clear embossing powder from Stampin Up.

I stamped and embossed the butterfly with white embossing powder and cut it out. Beautiful butterfly it is. I added some colored rhinestones to its body.

I also added three pearls to finish it off. Thanks for stopping by.

Here's what I used:

Stamps: Strength and Hope, Elements of Style

Paper: Baja Breeze, Early Expresso, Whisper White

Ink: Baja Breeze, Early Expresso

Accessories: White and Clear Embossing Powder


Elaine said...

Very pretty card.

Heather Dean said...

Beautiful card! I'm following you from SC!

Kath said...

I'm liking your card!

Jan Mata said...

This card is beautiful. I am following you from SC.