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

4 comments:

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.