Welcome, Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini Blog Hop!

Welcome to Stampin’ Addicts’ latest blog hop — this one featuring the brand-new Summer Mini Catalog.

I’m stop #22, so perhaps you’ve been hopping for quite some time!  If you started at the beginning, you’ve just visited Stampin’ My Life Away and enjoyed Lisa’s projects using Stampin’ Up!’s patriotic set July Fourth and jumbo wheel Red, White & Blue.  I salute you, Lisa!

Here I’ll present some cards made with the single-stamp set All a Flutter, found on page 31 of the mini.  I’m happy that Stampin’ Up! offers reasonably priced single stamps — so often they are just the specific stamp I need (like Dasher and Chocolate Bunny!).

To keep your stop short and sweet, I am omitting recipes for the projects.  Check back in the coming days for the complete stories!  Click to enlarge the photos, please.

  1. My first project, Metallic Butterfly, uses a re-inker technique I learned at a Stampin’ Up! Regional meeting in Milwaukee a few weeks ago.  (You can read my tutorial here when you have time.)  It was hard for me to capture the metallic sheen of the image.  Please try this technique — it is so cool and so easy!  The color here is Bermuda Bay:  farewell, dear friend!
  2. I call this next project Silk Butterflies, because it uses the faux silk technique.  Actually, this was the first project I designed, based on an old nightgown of mine — with basically the same pattern!  The nightgown wasn’t silk, nor did it have a sweet ruffle like this one.  It did inspire this card but, being very practical, not much else ….)  I’ll post the tutorial for faux silk on Tuesday.
  3. This Watercolor Butterfly uses a technique that’s as simple as it looks:  over an embossed image, scribble stripes of crayon and blend as little or as much as you like.
  4. Relax, all you lepidopterists, this Butterfly Trio is art, not science!  I started to look online for coloring ideas, but I never could find this particular butterfly (moth?), so I just went with what I liked.  This is simply markers on Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Paper.  The spatter you see on the More Mustard mat is from the cool new Smooch Spritz.  The color of this one is Log Cabin, which makes you think red-brown, but the color is more copper.  The spray is unpredictable — and that’s a good thing! — so be sure to protect other surfaces/items around where you’re spraying.

I enjoyed having you with me — I hope your heart was All a Flutter while you were here!  You’re now on to the last stop on the hop, Tinkerin in Ink with Tanya.  Tanya’s projects using Motorcycle are sure to appeal to the biker chick in you!

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29 Responses to Welcome, Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini Blog Hop!

  1. Heather says:

    Ooooh! My absolute favorite is the nightgown one! That is completely something I would do!

  2. Kim says:

    Beautiful! Love your butterfly trio card!

  3. Tami Black says:

    Great projects! Love the butterfly card most!

  4. Cindy E. says:

    Oooooo, I HAVE that stamp, and now I know what I’m gonna do with it. 🙂 TFS!!!

  5. Lora Oliver says:

    Gorgeous!!! Love your use of colors and the butterflies are amazing.

  6. Love the Butterfly trio card.

  7. rhondag says:

    Gorgeous coloring on that last card!! Lovely projects!

  8. Jill Finkboner says:

    Love all your projects but the nightgown one is very nostalgic! Also the last one is very realistic in your coloring – great job!!

  9. Melissa says:

    Deb, I just love all of your different techniques! My favorite, though, is your last card!

  10. mauistamper says:

    That butterfly trio is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the techniques you showcased – tfs.


  11. MaryR says:

    beautiful cards – I so love the butterfly trio card

  12. Lisa N says:

    Great ideas! Beautiful!

  13. Debadoo says:

    Totally love your projects!! I’m a technique freak and hadn’t seen the one of mixing metallic with classic reinkers. Love that. I’ve done polished stone, but never just painted that on the stamp. Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Deb B.

  14. Rhonda L. says:

    Absolutely fabulous! Love all your techniques-can’t wait to try them!

  15. I LOVE the middle card best, and the last one is my next fave! GREAT samples!

  16. Very pretty! You did a wonderful job! Love the last card the colors really pop!

  17. What to compliment first–so hard to choose! Your trio card absolutely pops, and I love all the fun ways you’ve used vellum. Such fun techniques, too!

    Great job, Debra!

  18. I love the trio card the best–and I am a naturalist. Beautiful!

  19. Yapha says:

    Wow! Your projects are gorgeous! I never would have imagined so much versatility in a single stamp! I love that butterfly trio card!

  20. mitz says:

    As i ** flutter ** on by.. thinking.. way to
    wow us…..great job..

  21. Carmen says:

    Wonderful!! I am a butterfly freak and these are all just perfect! The second and fourth are my favorites!!

  22. jentimko says:

    Wonderful variety with one stamp! I love the last card! Your colors are beautiful!

  23. Trina says:

    Deb, these are all fantastic, but I am particularly drawn to the last one. So very nice.

  24. Beautiful projects! I love that last card the best!

  25. Here I thought i could do without this stamp. But no! You had to make all these beautiful cards and share them with us 😉 Great job!

  26. Twila Davis says:

    Wow what great projects! I think I have to have that stamp now! Thanks for hopping with us!

  27. Great projects! Love the vivid colors of the butterflies in the final project. Awesome!

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  29. Lisa Young says:

    Wow Deb these are all beautiful! I love all of the techniques you used plus the way you got so much mileage out of one stamp!

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