Friday, September 19, 2014

CardMaker and Poppystamps Blog Hop

 Hello and happy Friday! Today the CardMaker design team has teamed up with the PoppyStamps design team to bring you a fun blog hop featuring products from PoppyStamps. I love this Elsa Butterfly Branch die. So fun and whimsical! I'll show you how I made this card below, but first, I have another card to show you.

 On this card, I used PoppyStamps wonderful Maple Leaf Die. I love the delicate cut border. I used Sandy Beach cardstock to cut from and then sponged color onto the leaf insert.

The next stop on the blog hop is Michele Henderson.


 To make the first card, start by cutting lavender and green card stock using the Elsa die.

 Use scissors to trim the butterfly from the lavender die cut.

 Sponged the outside edges of the butterfly with purple ink.

 Gently sponge along some of the foliage of the green die cut.

Adhere the lavender butterfly onto the green die cut. Add a few pearl embellishments to the center of the butterfly.

 To create a background for the die cut, trim white cardstock to 3 ¼ by 4 ½ inches and sponge along the bottom with green ink.

Sponge the top using blue ink.

Prepare a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch white card base and score at the corners. Layer the background with a piece of black cardstock and adhere to the card base with adhesive foam squares. Stamp the sentiment onto a small strip of white cardstock. Place a black twine bow under the sentiment and secure the sentiment using adhesive foam squares.

Thanks for hopping with us. I hope you have a great day and wonderful weekend!

67 comments:

icardeveryone01 said...

Thanks for the lesson!!
=] Michele

Brooke said...

Both cards are very pretty, Theresa!

crimsonowlcreations said...

Theresa,
I LOVE the butterfly card! The colors fit together so well! So very pretty!

Jeanne J said...

HI Theresa! Your card is so soft and dreamy - I love that you showed how you achieved all the beautiful color effects on your project. Now I can give it a try! So pretty!! You really brought the images to life.

Charlene said...

Beautiful card and the butterfly is so pretty!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful cards. Love that butterfly die. The leaf card is gorgeous too and a great CAS fall card.

Joanna Solecka said...

Just beautiful!!!

Mary said...

Theresa,
I'm loving these cards and your tutorial is perfect. The Poppystamps Maple Leaf die is becoming one of my favorite dies. Beautiful!

Sylwia S said...

Beautiful work.

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

ohh, I love see how you did it!!!! Graet tutorial and great and wonderful cards!!!!!! :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Thanks for sharing your tutorial. Beautiful card.

Piali Biswas said...

Beautiful cards!

Kimberly Ishkarah said...

Love the leaf! Great cards!

sunnee63 said...

so pretty! thanks for sharing!!

Lezlye Lauterbach said...

Wonderful cards! Happy to be hopping along with you!

Blanka said...

Beautiful cards!

darcydaydream said...

Love your cards...xx

lecardonbleu.com said...

Great tutorial, and beautiful cards!

Late Blooming said...

Great idea and any thing with butterflies is good. thanks.

martha94526 said...

Theresa, you teach us so much about your beautiful sponging and coloring.

Jenny L said...

Beautiful card.
Love the fab colours and designs.

eyes2theocean said...

Gorgeous and thank you for this tutorial,

Thank you,
Sar Tann

conil said...

Both cards are lovely. Clever surgery on the diecut. It adds so much to the finished project as does the perfect embossed frame.

Bea Connor said...

Beautiful cards as always.

Unknown said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I love how the simple maple leaf can look so finished when put with the border.

Lura said...

Always like to hear how it was done! Nice cards and I like how you made your focal points stand out with color.

Sharon said...

Beautiful card! And beautiful coloring - as always! Thanks for the lesson - those are so helpful.

Maureen Reiss said...

Really beautiful cards! Love your wonderful inking, really brings them to life!!

Ludkasz said...

beautiful!!!

Janet Durant said...

The black background really makes the leaf pop. This is lovely!

JackieA said...

Thanks for instructions. The card is lovely!

Dodge3670 said...

Beautiful card. I love the branch with the butterfly. Thank you so much for the directions. So very nicely done. TFS

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh! You wowed me on both of your cards! Thank you so much for giving a photo tutorial on how you accomplished such beautiful cards! Elegant beauties!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Beautiful dads. Love the background on the butterfly card!

Lisa said...

I can't decide which card I like better, I guess I have to go with the maple leaf. They are both so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us. Blessings, Lisa

kReN said...

I love both cards and appreciate the subtlety you create with inks. Leaves! My first love! TFS!

kren@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

n1sunrider said...

LOVELY! Your card is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial. It's always a plus. ; )
Ivette

Debbie Bauder said...

Your cards are so beautiful and I appreciate the tutorial on your first card. The coloring on your leaf card is amazing. The lighter color border really makes the leaf POP. That said I like having the option of whether or not to use the border.

Joni said...

Beautiful cards and as usual a great tutorial. Thank you.

Asas à imaginação said...

Dois lindos cartões!
Obrigada pelo tutorial, ótimo!
Marlei
Brasil

L. Brown said...

Very pretty cards.

Barbra said...

Simply beautiful cards!

Noelle said...

Both cards are just lovely! :)

Noelle said...

Both cards are just lovely! :)

Debbie K. said...

Lovely cards and lovely colors!

Becky said...

Both of these are lovely!

Di said...

Thanks for the lesson! Also, I love that the maple leaf has an outside frame - cool!

loulou said...

Beautiful cards. That Elsa butterfly branch die is so lovely. Your maple leaf looks stunning with that pale outline against that dark card.

Hanny said...

Wow, you've made two different but both lovely cards! So nice to see and read how you've made these cards, so nice and I learn from this. The second card has such a warm colour, lovely.
Hugs from the Netherlands, Hanny♥,
http://tierelantijntjes.blogspot.nl

Cheryl S. said...

Both of your cards are very pretty.

Kathy Krug said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love your sponging.

Viv said...

Lovely thanks for instructions

Barbara-Jean said...

Like almost everyone else before me, I appreciate your card and the instructions that actually seem easy to follow! Like the fall leaf, too.

Deb ONeill said...

Just beautiful.

Amante del Papel said...

such a beautiful card! thanks for sharing how do you doing!
amantedelpapel@gmail.com

staceylovespaper said...

Really nice card, love the colors

Eileen Lucas said...

Beautiful cards both of them. I always enjoy watching you color your backgrounds, enjoy your tutorials immensely.

sueymem said...

i love the leaf card.

Sue McRae said...

Two wonderfully designed cards!

Anja Curvers said...

Both cards are great and I love to see the proces of the card Thanks for sharing.

pbuandj said...

I really love the way you sponged the die cuts. It made them really special. Beautiful cards!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Always love your design and technique. These two cards are wonderful

Helen F. said...

Oh Theresa, both of your cards are gorgeous ~ thank you for the tutorial on how you created the first one! I love the butterfly and beautiful foliage die

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful birthday and fall cards! Love the pretty butterfly and the gorgeous leaf! Lovely colors!

Sandra Williams said...

Yours is one of my favorite blogs on this hop.

Cherrie Peabody said...

WOW cards for all occasions, what beauties, thank you for sharing

Yoonsun Hur said...

So very soft and sweet! Simply beautiful!!