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DT: Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies


Firstly thank you for popping by to my blog. Just wanted to put that there as I know blog reading is not something that everyone does, so thank you.

Today I have another design team contribution for the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies blog.

I created this tag with lots of different bits and pieces … let me talk you through it as I forgot to take process pics.

I started with stamping and die cutting the Brilliant Wings stamp. This is great as it stamps and cuts out 6 different butterflies in one go. I stamped them onto the Petal Pink cardstock and used a mix of different ink colours and the stamping platform so there was a gradient in the colours stamped.

I also die cut one of the filigree butterflies from the die sets and inked that using my blending tool.

Next I took 2 tags and cut out a panel of one of them as an aperture. I inked and stamped round that using the Very Versailles stamps. And splattered some shimmery watercolour paint too so there was some shine.

I then took 5 of the butterflies and laid them out around the aperture and stuck the aperture tag down. I then trimmed them back so that they were smaller than the tag but visible through the gap.

Next I took my piercing tool and guide and pierced the edge of the tag. Love the effect this creates.

Next I did a little more very versailles stamping on the bottom tag so that I would come through the vellum a little.

I cut a panel of vellum to sit behind the aperture and then sandwiched the two tags together.

Next I stamped the hello sentiment and the fancy frame from very versaille and fussy cut them out and inked the edges to match the tag. I added them to the frame and then affixed the layered butterfly to the top.

Finally I added the trim on the top. Voila! A layered tag with lots of interest.

I’m actually going to enter this into the UK stampers forum tag swap as not joined in yet this month so seems like a good way of doing my DT and joining in a swap!

Happy crafting!


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Lindsay Mason ATC swap : fabric

I joined in with the ATC swap that Lindsay Mason organised again.  The theme this time was fabric.  So I went with a bit of fabric, some netting, sewing and shrink plastic!!!???!!!


Paint smearing and stencilling… including some transparent glossy texture gel coloured with brusho.


I added some little patches of cotton fabric which I painted and stamped.  I also stamped a zip stamp in the background.


The stamps I wanted to use are all way too big for ATC art… so out came the shrink plastic.  I haven’t used this for ages… It is always such fun to create little embellishments!  

Now to do some sewing & finish them off… and of course got side tracked and forgot to take photos!!!


I added trim, netting, brads, ribbon and bakers twine.  The oval sewing was done with a piercing mat to create the shape before hand sewing.

The base was made using some cardstock stamped to add texture.

Love how these turned out.

Happy crafting!