Friday, March 16, 2012

Guest Designer for SP&Company Stamps

Hi everyone! Marla here & I am guest designing for you today. When I received my SP&Company stamp set called "Pure Happiness" I thought that it would go perfectly with a die I had in my collection.

If you want to complete this project you will need: die, patterned paper, adhesive, inks, Pure Happiness stamp set, Circletastic Background stamp, scallop punch, vintage paper, glitter spray, and embossing powder.
I took the designer paper and glued it to the coffee cup die. I then glued the top of the coffee cup on with my tape runner. I glued the patterned paper sleeve on the card leaving the front part open so I could slip in a coffee gift card.

I decided to create a flower out of some vintage lined paper using a scallop punch. I punched out 8 of them and then sprayed them all with glitter spray in an olive green color.
The next step was to heat set all the circles with my heat embossing tool. After this was done, I stacked each of the circles up and punched a hole in the center of them. I then took a brad from my stash and placed it in the center of the circles.
I then took each layer individually and crumbled them up towards the center and around the brad.
When all the layers were crumbled up I then started to unfold each one until I got the desired flower look that I wanted.
I then decided to create an embossed resist butterfly to add as an embellishment on my card. I started out by creating a background using the Circletastic Background stamp with my distress ink.
I then took a butterfly stamp from my stash and stamped it in Versamark ink over the background. I then used my clear embossing powder and heat set it. When I finished with that I then took a brown ink and blended it all over the butterfly. When this was finished I fussy cut the butterfly out so I could add it with some foam dots to the front of my card. I decided to bend the wings a little to give it more dimension also.
I then added some bling underneath the flower. I stamped the lines from the Pure Happiness stamp set in the distress ink I used for the Circletastic Background, and the words were stamped with the black ink. I stamped the words "hot cocoa" in the green distress ink also. I then cut it out in the shape of a banner and pop dotted it to the front of the card. The final results are below. I hoped you enjoyed these techniques that I shared today. If you would like to see more of my work please visit me at

Vera has an absolutely adorable and fun card to show you today!!!

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  1. Great project. Beautiful flower!!

  2. LOVE that flower! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!