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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Today the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge design team is sharing thank you inspired projects.  This year we have quite a few parties, graduations and other things to be thankful for and I decided to use a few art staples and create a series of thank you cards. 


This was an inky morning and I thoroughly enjoyed mixing up the colors and ended up with dyed hands in a rainbow of colors.


I started with a series of butterflies stamped with Versamark on white cardstock and heat embossed using clear embossing powder.

After that I was just dripping, spraying, misting and flicking sprays and paint to create different effects.


I decided to cut out the wings on this card to give a shadow effect.


This received a flicking of white acrylic paint at the end.
This was flicked first with water and then white acrylic paint. I also sponged dye ink around some of the butterflies in contrasting colors on some of the other cards to make the butterflies pop.
Products: Stampers Anonymous Monarch,  Simon Says Stamp Thank You sets (Many Thanks,  Lots of Thanks),  White acrylic paint, Versamark Watermark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Sequins, Darkroom Door - Eclectic Butterfly, Ranger Dye Ink - Picked Raspberry  Ranger Distress Stain Spray - Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Salty Ocean
 
Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher to a randomly selected participant in the challenge, come play along!


Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

16 comments:

  1. Stunning cards all of them, such wonderful colours too! Love the shadow effect on the little ones, they almost seem to have a ceramic effect with the embossing, - very clever!!

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  2. So many amazing colours Suzz, and they are all gorgeous! Love the white embossed butterflies, and I agree with Astrid about the shadowing, an amazing effect! hugs :)

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  3. Beautiful designs. I just found your blog, love your artwork ! Shirleyx

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  4. Wow all very striking!! You've inspired me to take out my butterfly stamps to play!! :)

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  5. These are gorgeous Suzz, I love the combination of the butterfly with the bold colours and fabulous backgrounds. Tracy x

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  6. Fabulous...what could be better? Beautiful cards and a fun time of playing!

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  7. Stunning color combo!! The butterflies really POP off the pages!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  8. Stunning project Suzz! Your colors are incredible ! I love all your cards,I could not really say what is my favorite!BArbarayaya

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  9. Love the these cards, Suzz! The colors are so pretty! The resist of the butterfly is amazing! Hugs, Sandra

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  10. Wow... Suzz, these cards are gorgeous! I love the beautiful colors your created. Great stamping! :)

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  11. You are the QUEEN of making cards look totally unique and different while still sticking to a universal theme. I always love to see the various ways you've kept the cards similar, but wildly individual! Love these and the colors are so juicy-delicious!

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  12. Fabulous set of cards and wonderful stamping! The backgrounds are just gorgeous and I adore the card where you've cut around the butterflies to create a shadow ~ just wonderful! :)

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  13. These are so beautiful! I love that you just played with these and created fabulous (mail-friendly) thank yous! Thank you for sharing them!

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  14. I can see you were having fun with the mists!! Gorgeous colours and a great way to make many cards quickly.

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  15. These are gorgeous! I must admit that I am in awe. Every time I attempt to use mists and sprays, I fail miserably. Seriously. I do. So to me, these are like MAGIC!

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  16. Hi Suzz, I used your concept to make congratulation cards for my grand daughter's promotion to 11th grade and a friend's daughter who is expecting a baby. Just love Tim's butterfly. And creating the backgrounds was a lot of fun. thanks as always for sharing.

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