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Watercolor Wings for CCMC364

Today I’m going CLEAN AND SIMPLE with my favorite set WATERCOLOR WINGS.

Watercolor Wings Monarch

Isn’t it cool how much this looks like a monarch!  But you’ll never guess what colors I used, it’s not what you think!  The stamped portion of the butterfly is built from just two colors, Crushed Curry and Watermelon Wonder!!  Isn’t it crazy how those two colors produced this look!  But how in the world did those colors come to mind??  Well, look no further than this week’s color challenge from Create with Connie and Mary!


As I looked at this color combo, I wasn’t sure where to start.  Then I saw Watercolor Wings (it’s always sitting on my desk!) and thought a butterfly might be the way to go.

Monarch Watercolor Wings

Here’s how the layering process went: first layer Crushed Curry stamped off once, second layer Crushed Curry full ink, then lastly Watermelon Wonder!  But the real magic happened when I added the die cut layer of Basic Black….I couldn’t believe how it transformed!

Watercolor Wings by Be Creative with Nicole

With such a gorgeous butterfly, all I needed was a simple background to let it shine.  A few polka dots, gold sequins and a simple sentiment made this the perfect CAS card!

OK, that’s it for me today!  I am working on a new video for you, I think you’ll love this fun technique I’m showing with Over the Rainbow… stay tuned!

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How about a FUN stamping trick!

I’m slowly but surely making my way through new stamp sets, it’s hard to put down favorites sometimes!  A WHOLE LOT OF LOVELY is a hostess set that caught my eye with it’s beautiful bold sentiments.

Butterfly stamp

Combine this lovely sentiment with beautiful designer paper and you have one gorgeous card!  Wonder where the inspiration for this design came from??  Well, look no further than the fabulous sketch challenge from Create with Connie and Mary.


Sometimes I need a little nudge when using a new set, sketch challenges are the perfect solution!

Whole lot of Lovely up close

The sentiment in Pear Pizzaz ink and cardstock stands out beautifully from the English Garden Designer Paper.  These colors are so beautiful and soft, I just love this combination!  Now look at the background, it has something unique….can you spot it??

Make your own stamps!

Did you notice the butterflies??  If not, you’ll notice them now!  A member of the Luv2Stamp group mentioned this idea on our Facebook group and I had to give it a try!  ( I couldn’t find who it was…please comment if it’s you so I can give you credit!)

Die cut your own stamps!

It’s super easy, just cut a piece of fun foam with adhesive on the back for the size thinlet you are using.  I put 1 dryer sheet under the foam to help pull out all the small pieces from the butterfly.  Run it through and you’ve just made a stamp!  I put two layers of butterfly on a block, each cut individually to avoid flattening the fun foam too much.   Now you’re ready to stamp!

Make your own stamps, it's easy!

I had so much fun with this new stamping trick!! I hope you’ll give it a try and let me know how it goes!!

Whole lot of Lovely

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