Pals Paper Arts this week has a sketch that I wanted to play along with using the shimmer card stock. Here is the sketch:
Here are the 2 cards I made using the sketch as inspiration:
All the scallop circles and butterflies were punched from the shimmer card stock. The butterflies were punched using a Creative Memories punch that I have had for several years. I love this punch! The scallop circles were punched using a 1 1/4 inch using an ek Success punch. I love the bright cheerful spring like colours on this card. The sentiment which is by Hero Arts clear stamp set made especially for Operation Write Home and a portion of the proceeds help to fund Operation Write Home. It was stamped using Memento Ink - Grape Jelly.
For the second card I rotated the card base as the stars were too big to fit horizontally so I flipped it vertically:
All the stars were punched out of the shimmer card stock. The larger stars were punched using a Martha Stewart punch all over the page and the smaller stars were punched using a Recollections punch. The sentiment which was stamped using Heidi Swapp Archival Dye ink in Teal is also from the same stamp set I used on the 1st card.
I am very pleased at how these cards turned out and will have to make a third card as I have 3 granddaughters who will be the recipients of these cards. I will probably die cut some flowers for the 3rd card and attach them to scallop circles. I also intend to add some bling to the butterflies as Brooke, the 6 year old loves bling. I'm sure the girls will love the bright spring colours I used to create the cards.
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