Thursday, June 1, 2017

Make It Monday #286 - Coordinating Card Pairs

Hello friends.  Stephanie is up this week with her 2nd Make It Monday video and she's showing us how to do a coordinating pair of cards.  Would have loved to just CASE her cards as they were SO lovely, but I held myself back and went instead with my Butterfly Cover Plate that hasn't seen any love in quite awhile!


I blended Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick DOX inks on a panel and then splattered some water droplets before die cutting it with the Butterfly Cover Plate.  This card uses the negative pieces and my 2nd card uses the positive piece.


My sentiments for both cards were from the Especially You stamp set, and I used the same stamps (and die) but just mixed them up a bit.  The first one uses the die cut and the 2nd one is embossed on vellum.


This was a fun little challenge and I loved Stephanie's video!  Especially the part about using washi tape to stick your images that are ready to be embossed onto a piece of scrap paper, so you have something to hold on to while embossing so you don't burn your fingers!  Now why didn't I think of that?!!  Also loved to hear her laughing on her video too...totally made me smile!!


Had to show you a couple more felt flowers that I made for these little treat boxes for a couple friends from bible study who had birthdays this week.  The one like these that I made for last weeks MIM was so big (1 1/2" x 12"), so I cut it down to 1 1/2" x 6" for these and I like them much better!  I also added centers to these ones too.  These flowers get kind of addicting and I even managed not to burn my fingers with the hot glue gun this time!  :0)

Make sure you check out Stephanie's video and BEAUTIFUL cards, and then play along right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!




16 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous set of cards Marcia! Your blending is perfect!! Those treat boxes are so adorable too. Love the puffy flowers. What a cute idea using the flowers on top of the boxes.

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  2. Gorgeous cards, Marcia. I love the butterflies. Your boxes are also cute and you have become an expert now on the felt flowers!

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  3. Your two-fers are so beautiful, Marcia. LOVE that butterfly die and the colours are amazing.

    Your little treat boxes with the felt flower toppers are so sweet! Great job! xx

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  4. Your cards are so beautiful Marcia. Love your DOX backgrounds. And those boxes and flowers are so pretty. Your friends are going to love them. FYI, I got my laminator from Amazon for under $25, I think so wasn't a huge investment. Col and I are having such a great time and we definitely need to all get together some day to craft.

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  5. very pretty cards. Love the oxide ink. I need to get mine out and use them.

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  6. Lovely cards, Marcia! Such a good idea to use the positive and negative pieces for two cards. Now why didn't I think of that?!? Love your colour choices, too.

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  7. Beautiful butterflies, Marcia! I can't decide which I like the best. They're both fantastic! Love those flowers too!

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  8. WOW! I say that a lot when I visit your blog friend! : ) these cards are amazing! I love the colors you used and that die is the best!!

    Your felt flowers are perfect! I didn't try that technique yet but it is calling my name after seeing yours! : )

    Have a great weekend.

    Patti

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  9. These are so gorgeous! I love that you got two cards out of the one die cut.

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  10. Marcia, you outdid yourself on these beautiful cards! What a great way to make coordinating cards with the positive and negative butterflies. Lovely!

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  11. Oh Marcia! As soon as I saw your beautiful Butterfly cards, I slapped my forehead asking "Why didn't I think of that?" Love your MIM designs and will definitely CASE this one :-)
    Your felt flowers are gorgeous too, they make a sweet topper for the lovely gift boxes

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  12. Blending perfection, Marcia, and gorgeous butterflies! Great way to use + and - die-cuts also. What adorable felt flower toppers for your gifts!

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  13. what a great idea to use the negative die cut! You are inspiring me!

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  14. Really pretty and VERY efficient card making!!! Lovely as always!

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  15. Wonderful - love that you used the positive and negative space. That is one of my favorite techniques. Who wants to waste such beauties!

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  16. Gorgeous set of cards which led me to also use the negative/positive aspects of my die-cuts! Your ink blending - wow!

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