Sending Positive Thoughts…

What better time than now to think about sending positive thoughts, I think that we could all use them to be honest. I am so fortunate to be part of a large crafting family, through Stampin’ Up! and this weekend I took part in a craft challenge on zoom with my wider team and friends. I first thought up this challenge three weeks ago, where someone has to describe a card to everyone without showing us, while we all try to recreate it as best we can with what we have got. It really is a lot of fun and I was so pleased with this week’s card I thought I would share it with you all.

I have used three colours here, Sahara Sand, Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam, I just love how delicate they all look together and the Positive Thoughts stamps really alligned with this. I had no idea which stamp set I would use when we first started, or what the card would look like!It just naturally developed as we went on and as we were given more instructions. (Not that I followed them all to the letter though!)

I am not sure that you can see it, but the panel on the left is embossed with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder, it really is beautiful and is carrying over to the new catalogue too – in fact everything I have used here is carrying over, fantastic news! The panel I embossed was Whisper White, and I stuck it onto a Whisper White panel, just covering up the seam with some of the beautiful Petal Pink and Champagne ribbon…. stunning.

A section of the card is embossed using the Parisian Flourish embossing folder and there is some ribbon to hide the seam, tied in a bow. The butterflies are layered onto vellum to give some texture and the sending positive thoughts sentiment is fussy cut and layered on.

The sentiment says “sending positive thoughts and feel-good wishes”, such a lovely sentiment and in a gorgeous font too. I fussy cut this out using my paper snips and popped it up on some dimensionals to make it stand proud. The butterflies on the right are also fussy cut, though there are dies if you would like them. Actually the dies are AMAZING, some really useful ones in there which can be used for all sorts of different things. I did use the butterfly die, but it was to cut out the vellum which is sitting just behind my butterflies. I find this helps to give the card some texture and a little bit more interest.

Three beautiful butterflies from the Positive Thoughts stampe set adorn the frame made with the Swirly Frames stamp set

The butterflies are stamped in Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink, and are just attached to the vellum at the body, so the wings are lifted and they look like they are flying. I stamped the Petal Pink one off first, to give a much lighter and more delicate look. I finished the card by adding a small die cut butterfly, from the same set, and some Champagne Rhinestones… probably my favourite bling in the catalogue right now.

I love the way the swirly frames stamps and the punched circle inside it looks like a frame, which we have then embellished using the butterlies. Why not have a go at copying the layout, or the colour scheme, to see what you come up with. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I have used here today don’t forget to click on the photos of the products below, this will take you straight to my online shop where you can browse at your leisure. Sending positive thoughts to all of you at this time,

Stay Safe and Happy Crafting,

Heather xx

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