Friday, 21 June 2013

Fast and Fabulous Friday - Very Vintage Butterflies

Hello There Friends

I hope all of you are enjoying Spring-like weather that gives a hint of the summer to come.  Here in Ottawa things are promising to turn into summer very soon now.

I have a long-over-due Fast & Fabulous Friday for you.  Once again I am in need of lots of thank you cards and I decided to get out my stamping wheels - heaven knows I do not use my wheels nearly often enough!  Do you?
So today I did.  A wheel.  A couple of stamps.  Some heat embossing and punching and voila.  Tell me what you think.

Supply List   
Stamps - Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel (w117693), Papillon Potpourri (w132058, 123759), Express Yourself (w130336, c130339)
Paper - Whisper White (100730), Vellum (101856) 
Ink - Wisteria Wonder (126985), Elegant Eggplant (126969)
Tools and Accessories - Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526), Jumbo Handle (103661), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Heat Tool (129053), Stampin' Sponges (101610), Two-Way Glue Pen (100425), Dazzling Diamonds (102023), Glue Dots (103683)

This card came together so quickly.  I inked up my wheel and rolled it across the card body.  Then I added a couple of small butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri set.  I stamped the larger butterfly on vellum and since ink dries so very slowly on vellum, I sprinkled clear embossing powder on these butterflies and heat embossed them before punching them.  The vellum was sponged from behind with Eggplant ink to darken the image and make it more distinctive.  Then it was attached to the card body with a single glue dot.   The addition of a sentiment and some glitter, and your card is complete!  

There you have it folks.  Fast.  And Fabulous.  At long last.
Hope everyone is looking forward to having a wonderful weekend.  I will be busy getting details ironed out for my BOGO party next Tuesday.  I'd love to see you there so please let me know if you can make it.  Until then,   God Bless,       ~Cynthia     <><


  1. Beautiful. And I too never use my wheels enough. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Thanks Rachelle. I really have to start using my wheels more often! Stampin' Up! has such beautiful ones....why wouldn't I? Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend. God Bless, ~Cynthia <><

  2. one of my favorite stamp wheels, and purple and butterflies. its like you were inside my mind.

    1. Dearest Sonya, your mind is obviously a delightful book to read then! You know how much I love purple and butterflies too - but I will admit that I only just 'discovered' this wheel. It will definitely see more use now though! Have a terrific weekend. God Bless, ~Cynthia <><

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    1. Thanks so much Susan! It's always nice when a simple idea comes together so quickly! Hope your weekend is one of rest and relaxation! God Bless, ~Cynthia <><

  4. SO pretty, Cynthia. I just LOVE the butterflies, and that ultra-fine glitter from SU is the perfect touch (I just LOVE that stuff!!)
    Thanks so much for sharing this pretty card in our challenge this week. God bless you this week as you craft, and go about your life - may He pour out His goodness and love on you and your family. Thanks for sharing with us!
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