Tuesday, August 23, 2016

International Blog Hop Highlighting Stampin' Up! Products

Welcome to our International Blog Hop. We are a group of demonstrators from around the world that want to show you ideas and inspiration using the latest Stampin' Up!® products that are available to purchase right now. You may just be starting the blog hop here with me, Maria Willis, or you may have hopped over from the talented Katina Martinez. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below (bottom of my post) will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the amazing projects. If this is your first time visiting my blog... Welcome! I'm Maria Willis and I'm from Boulder Creak, California, USA. I've been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for just about 2.5 years now and I have loved every second of it. I'm so glad to have you visiting me today as I take part in this fantastic hop put together by the incredible Kylie Bertucci.

On to my cards! I've got two cards to share with you today and the first card has a bright watercolor background and showcases both the beautiful Butterflies Thinlits Dies (intricate butterfly in the front) and the Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies (solid butterfly).

I love these butterflies! They are so beautiful and are so easy to work with. Here I've layered two different butterflies. The top, more intricate butterfly was cut from vellum for a soft look and was then washed over with Clear Wink of Stella for a bit of shimmer. 

I heat embossed my birthday sentiment in white so that it would really pop on my watercolored background. Some of the fun details of this card might be hard to see but there is Clear Wink of Stella splattered on the black background. The black background is made up of five layers of circles to give it a raised look. There are loops of silver metallic thread tied into a bow just to the left of the butterfly. 

Here's one more look that shows off the fun antennae and the silver metallic dot I used on the butterfly's head. 

For my second card I've used the adorable little kitty from the Pretty Kitty stamp set and the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

I stamped the image in Basic Gray Archival on Shimmery White paper and watercolored it using my Aqua Painter. 

I trimmed the image using the new Layering Circles Framelits in Pink Pirouette and half of a doily. Some DSP from the A Little Foxy paper stack and some Stitched Ribbon in Smoky Slate finished the card off nicely. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects today! You are currently visiting me here in the USA and if you are from this area too I would love to assist you with purchasing Stampin' Up!® product or if you need any help with the products.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss so please keep on hopping! Remember that currently you are at my blog, Maria Willis, so check out the blog hop line up below to see who is next on the list.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to have you back again soon!

-Maria Willis



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  1. Great cards Maria. I love them both but I really love the bold style of your butterfly card. Very cool.

  2. Both cards are lovely. I cant' tell which is my favorite. Just love both.

  3. Hey, Maria, you have created two bright and cheery cards. Each equally nice for someone to receive :)

  4. Fantastic cards! Really love how they both turned out.


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