Flutter Beautiful Bouquet

Hey there! I hope that your weekend is off to a great start! I enjoyed my time at Scrap-A-Latte yesterday! Renee usually does some kind of special when I’m there minding the shop and yesterday she posted on FaceBook that if you mentioned the post you got 20% off your purchase! Pretty cool! My parents brought Daniel by to see me and a little while later Brian stopped by with Izzy! Nice to have some visitors along with the customers! I FaceTimed with Andrea and updated my old MacBook Pro that I haven’t turned on in over a year! Still runs pretty well considering it’s over seven years old! On my way home I stopped by Heather’s so we could run up to IKEA once again! LOL! She had to get some greenery and a chandelier! Once I got back to my house I had dinner and watched a little TV before bed. Today I’ll be spending the day at The Ink Pad with the lovely Barbara! Come on by and say hi!

So I got some new goodies from Concord & 9th, love that company! I needed to play with themΒ so that’s what yielded today’s card! The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I covered the entire front with a piece of Black 110lb. Next I took a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor Card and used my Spellbinders Artisan Explorer Machine to emboss the Concord & 9th Bouquet Die into the paper. I used Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry Distress Markers colored onto an acrylic block along with my paintbrush and some water to loosely trace over the die lines. It’s trimmed down a little and adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. My butterfly is cut from a piece of Vellum with the Concord & 9th Floral and Flutter Dies. I cut it again from some more Black 110lb and then trimmed off the wings and adhered the body to the Vellum with Multi-Matte Medium. It’s then adhered to the card with a thin sliver of Foam Tape. The greeting is cut from still more Black 110lb using the Concord & 9th Beautiful You Dies and that is also adhered to the card with Multi-Matte Medium. Finally what card would be complete without a few Aquamarine and Sparkling Clear Pretty Pink Posh Sequins?! I do love the Concords & 9th Dies, especially that butterfly, so nice and different! I hope that you enjoyed my card that I created for you today! Thank you so much for coming by! Have a stupendous Saturday! πŸ™‚

Flutter Beautiful Bouquet-WM

Products used:

Ink:Β Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry Distress (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Black 110lb (Recollections)

Specialty: Watercolor Card (Tim Holtz) and Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Does: Bouquet, Floral and Flutter and Beautiful You (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Aquamarine and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Artisan Explorer (Spellbinders)

20 Replies to “Flutter Beautiful Bouquet”

  1. Your posts make me want to move to New York. What a fun life you seem to live! And–as usual–another beautiful card from beautiful you!

    1. Thank you Ann! I try to make life as much fun as I possibly can! Have a super weekend! πŸ™‚

  2. Such a pretty card, Justin. Until I read the description, I thought you’d inlaid the die cuts. But embossing is a neat trick. Looks great!

    1. Thank you Leah! I like to emboss dies cuts, it gives the look of inlay! Have a great Easter! πŸ™‚

  3. I’ll have to find a YouTube tutorial to try embossing with a die. It looks great! Thanks.

  4. I just got that Bouquet Die too! I love how you used it! I’ve got to try that and hope it comes out as good as your card.

  5. Beautiful card, Justin. I love the colors and the butterfly with the black body, so creative. It has such a light and airy feel. As I said “beautiful”. Have a great weekend .

    1. Thanks you HJ! I love that butterfly, so nice and different! I hope that you are having a great weekend and that you have a happy Easter! πŸ™‚

  6. Wow Justin – that butterfly is just gorgeous. You did one heck of a fantastic job “painting” those flowers. I’d have to call this card exceptional at the least. You are just a creative genius and that’s all there is to it. The color combo you used is refreshing and so indicative of spring. I love it.

    You lucky guy! Again into Manhattan to The Ink Pad. I found out my nephew works across the street from Chelsea Market so the next time I’m in Manhattan maybe he can join us for lunch along with you. That would be really neat. I hope you have a fantastic day today and get to enjoy meeting some new customers. Are you going into Penn or driving in? Big hugs – Luv ya! XO πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks very much Grace! I had fun making the card! I do love the butterfly and the vase is a fun die!
      Yup, I do love my time at The Ink Pad! Oh, that’s cool and that would be fun! I took the train, not that much parking around, they love to tear up the streets! LOL! Love you too! Happy Easter! XOXO πŸ™‚

  7. WOW! I love everything about this creation. The velum butterfly is the perfect finishng touch. i need to start using velum for more than scrapbook journaling.

    I actually had to read your post twice to realize what you did. This is embossed and then you painted on the embossing lines? And you stayed on the lines???? My image would be a watery mess or missing sectins of color.

    35 folks for dinner tomorrow, I have to get moving.Luckliy all my craft projects are already made.

    1. Thank you Linda! Vellum is of my favorite things to use! I go through a lot of it!
      I wasn’t perfect about staying exactly in the lines but I was happy with the way it came out!
      I hope that you have a wonderful day with your peeps! Happy Easter! πŸ™‚

  8. Hi Justin,
    Really beautiful card. love your technique of embossing then painting.
    You’re lucky to have not one but 2 scrapbook/stamping stores to go to. There aren’t any left around me.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    1. Hello Gerri!
      Thank you! It’s fun to use your dies for different things!
      I do have at Scrap-A-Latte and The Ink Pad! I love when I see people in both places! I hope that you have a happy Easter! πŸ™‚

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