Quick one…

Busy madness going on here!

Just thought I would share one that I taught at an awesome store in Dayton called Simply Scrapbooks.  I normally don’t travel to teach at stores (just too many I would love to go to!), but this one is less than an hour away.  And it is an incredible store! (I have a link in the sidebar to my very local store, Stamp Your Art Out.  Love that place, too.  I teach there often.  I have never seen a store with so many stamps!  Can you say "heaven?!")

OK… blabbing… can you tell I am procrastinating getting stuff done?  Hee.

This one looks odd in the photo.  The background is much softer in real life.  For the butterfly, I stamped it with Versamark ink on vellum and heat embossed with white powder.  I adhered just the body of the little guy onto the card, then rolled up a mini glue dot and tucked it under each wing.  This makes the wings stick up and stay there.  Love doing that with little butterflies.  And, of course, I used some vintage text book paper – a favorite of mine for cards.

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Supplies:

Hero Arts stamps (flourish, butterflies and greetings), notecard and pearls

Versamark Ink

Memories Sand Ink

May Arts velvet ribbon

Other: vintage text paper and vellum

If you want to see an awesome card using that butterfly set, check this out.  Lisa Spangler did it and it was one of my favorite cards in the catalog.

Have a great night.  I am excited about watching Celebrity Apprentice.  Is anyone else lovin’ Trace Adkins?  He really surprised me.  I really like him…

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  1. Tami H

    This is just stunning…love every single detail. Oh, to take one of your classes! I can only imagine. Ohio’s not *that* far from Nebraska…LOL. ;)

  2. Just gorgeous Jennifer. I love the softness and detail. And count me in as lovin’ Trace too!

  3. kristina

    Beautiful card, Jennifer! I LOVE Trace, too! Hoping he wins tonight!! :)

  4. I hope Trace wins tonight – I didn’t ‘know’ him before the show, but he is really down to earth, and has had very creative ideas!

  5. love that butterfly set (and of course your card!). :)

  6. I am not normally a country-music fan, but I’ve been a Trace fan for awhile, hope he does well.

    and thanks for the gluedot/butterfly wings tip, that’s a good one! Keep ‘em coming.

  7. SO cute Jennifer! LOve that text paper! have fun teaching your class! I bet they love having you come!

  8. Yay I’m so glad I just found your blog through Nichol Magouirk’s – love the card (I swear, I look at Hero Arts and just see your stamp on everything – yikes! did I just really say that?!?!) I so appreciate your explanations and a peek into the techniques. And I’m loving Trace as well- he did me in on that QVC episode for some reason…

  9. What a treat to find your blog! Just such a sweet card—beautiful colors and I love the book print.
    Melissa

  10. Ginger

    Ok – I didn’t watch but here’s to hoping Trace won!

    Oh – and me, you and Jana should plan a weekend trip up to Simply sometime. :)

  11. Candy

    Lovely card Jennifer. I love that stamp set. I haven’t been watching The Apprentice, but I love Trace – hope he won!

  12. Is this in Dayton, Ohio?!?!? How did I miss that in college (I went to UD)??? FIgures… now I live in Colorado! :)

  13. you are too cute, jennifer :)
    that card is gorgeous.

    i love trace too… i was dying when he was talking about the backstree boys!!!

  14. This card is gorgeous!! I bet the store was very honored to have you!!

  15. that card is so sweet!

    and so is trace! i am loving him and was bummed that he wasn’t “hired”

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