Hi crafty friends, so super excited to be a part of the Celebrate Day 2 Blog Hop. These 2 days are packed with amazing inspiration. If you missed Day 1 of the blog hop over to Simon Says Stamp for some fantastic inspiration. Don’t forget to leave a comment below for your chance to win a prize.

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I had so much fun making this card using the beautiful Whirl Butterflies. Using distress watercolor paper and a mix of distress ink and oxides I created a fun background to cut out all the butterflies. I find if I don’t add some spatters the panel is just not finished. Am I the only one?

I diecut all the butterflies from the panel I created and the centres of the whirl dragonfiles out of distress black heavystock.

For my background I used distress watercolor cardstock. Inked up the panel with a mix of tumbled glass spray and oxide and add a bit of rusty hinge. I stamped on images from Stampers anonymous Ledger scripst CMS241 and Eccentric CMS448. Using opaque texture paste I stenciled on one of my fabs from the new release deco floral.

Using velum I die cut Lush Leaves and scattered onto the panel and glued them down using collage medium. Added a few ink splatters.

To finish off the card, I added all the butterflies including some little ones from Boutique Vault 2 release. Added some fun ink splatters, popped up the sentiment using foam tape and put everything onto white Neenah cardbase.

Simon Says Stamp has an amazing gallery packed full of amazing inspiration. Here is a link to all the Celebrate release gallery and here’s the link to the Celebrate Release. Please don’t forget to add your amazing projects to the gallery to share with others….:)


Simon Says Stamp is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop from the comment sections! Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win. SSS will announce the winners on their blog on Wednesday the 24th of April

Hop Order:

Simon Says StampΒ BlogΒ 

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Suzy Plantamura

Amy Rysavy

Debby Hughes

Lisa Addesa

Alberto Gava

Kulbir Kirkland

Barb Engler

Kath Stewart

Kim Hamilton

Allison Frazier

Natasha Vacca

Hope you like my step by step. You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below: click on the picture and it will take you directly to the product. If purchased through the link provided I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate all your amazing support. Looking forward to sharing many more projects and techniques including my favorite .. mixed media.

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