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Hi friends! Laurie here again, and I've got a couple of Illustrated Faith + Bella Blvd cards to share with you!
"Fly Free" card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
Did you know that Illustrated Faith has stamp set? When I first saw them, my little heart sped up a couple of notches with excitement! You see, I have been a stamper for a long time ... in fact, that is how I started paper crafting. It's so easy to add stamped images to cards, scrapbook pages, and even gift and home decor items. Since I am primarily a cardmaker, that is what I'm sharing with you today.
I started by punching out circles from several of the IF She Blooms and IF Whatever is Lovely patterned papers. I then stamped the sentiments "Fly” and “Free" from the Illustrated Faith Fly Free stamp set.
I wanted to give the butterfly the look of flying so I stamped, colored, and then cut out and adhered only the center of the butterfly (so the wings are free to pop up from the page). I didn't want to fussy cut the antennae, so before I glued the cut out butterfly down I stamped the butterfly image first. That way the butterfly still has antennae! To finish the card, I stamped a few smaller butterflies and sprinkled on some Illustrated Faith Enamel Hearts.
Illustrated Faith: Fly Free Clear Stamps; IF She Blooms: Tiny Floral, BW Floral Stripe, Take Root Pink, Treasures & Text, 3 x 4s; IF Whatever Is Lovely: Praiseworthy; IF Enamel Hearts: Bless Her Heart
"She Blooms" card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
I mentioned above how I love making cards. One of the reasons is that I feel it is such a wonderful way to encourage and uplift friends and family! How wonderful it is to get something handmade and beautiful in the mail! Aside from the normal birthday and thank you cards, I like to create quite a few all occasion cards to have on hand. These cards are easy to personalize with either a stamped sentiment on the inside or just a handwritten and heartfelt note.
I used lots of goodies from the IF She Blooms collection (my absolute favorite collection). For embellishment I added a simple black twine bow and an Enamel Heart.
IF She Blooms: She Blooms, Treasures & Text, Chipboard Icons; IF Washi Tape: By Grace; IF Stickers: Say It-Black & White