Watercolor Swallowtail Card

Today's card showcases an easy watercoloring technique that really brings a wow factor! I took my Swallowtail stamp and colored on it with 4 of the 5 2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write markers. I made sure to color starting with the lightest marker to the darkest marker. Then I spritzed it lightly (okay, I was a little heavy with the spritzin') with water using a Stampin' Spritzer and stamped it on some watercolor paper and -- voila! I love this technique!

I thought about adding ribbon to this card, but I really wanted the watercoloring to stand out, so I opted for just a small sentiment and some embellishments. What a great sentiment for someone going through a hard time - "you've got courage, you've got strength, you've got me." "You've got me" is stamped inside the card. This card is going to a dear college friend of mine battling cancer - who has unbelievable strength and courage. I continue to pray she wins the battle.

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Swallowtail Sympathy Card

Today's card is a clean and simple sympathy card using the stunning Swallowtail background stamp. I really do love this stamp, because there are so many different ways you can use it! It looks amazing stamped in black or you can watercolor it, use your Blendabilities, stamp it using a mask - I will be trying all of these ways and sharing them with you, by the way :).

This card was inspired by this beautiful card by Brandy Cox. I love the black on white as well as the dimension she gave her butterfly by fussy-cutting a portion of the butterfly as an overlay. Hopefully you can see that in this picture here:

Trying to put your finger on the beautiful silver threads tied in a bow on this card? It's from our beautiful 1/8" silver ribbon! All you have to do is cut off one side of the white trim and then you can pull out the silver threads to add to your project! I love finding different ways to use our products!

I wish I didn't have to make sympathy cards, but I do need them from time to time. This one is for my dear friend and upline, Tina, who just lost her mom to colon cancer. This one hits home for me, since I also lost my mom to colon cancer. Would you mind saying a little prayer for Tina and her family? And if you're 50 or older (although they should change the recommendation to 40) and haven't had a colonoscopy, please do so! It could save your life! I've had 3 so far with my family history, and they're not that bad!

Thank you for stopping by today! Let me know if you have any questions and have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

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Happily Ever After Card & Holiday Catalog Debut!

Today's card is a beautiful white and gold wedding card for a dear friend of mine. My favorite part of this card is the luscious gold satin ribbon - it's to die for! It also comes in silver, but the gold is just stunning.

I stamped the butterflies and the row of hearts using the Metallic Gold Encore ink pad, but I embossed "happily ever after" with gold embossing powder, because I wanted it to stand out. And I used Shimmery White card stock, because it has a heavier weight than Whisper White and has a beautiful shimmer to it. The butterflies were naked without a few pearls - the perfect touch!

Guess what? The amazing Holiday Catalog is now available! Click on the image below to view the jaw-dropping goodies offered! What's your favorite item from the Holiday Catalog?

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