Thursday, March 28, 2019

Card: Workin' with Stampin' Blends

Hello and Welcome! 

I am very excited to share today's card because I was finally able to play with a pair of Stampin' Blends...and I am hooked! Of course I am! If you've used them before, then you probably know that they are extremely fun and easy to work with and you get a wonderful "blend" of colors that can really add a little something extra to your card.  Plus, I found it extremely therapeutic to sit in my craft area and color this beautiful butterfly paper.  Some quiet crafting time sure does set the mind at ease.  

And here is today's card...

I wanted to keep the focus of today's card on the paper because who doesn't love those butterflies!?  I have been holding on to this particular page because I couldn't decide whether to color the butterflies or just showcase them on a black and white card.  Then the Stampin' Blends arrived and I had my answer! 

This is the second card that I have made that features the fun cut-out design on the front of the card.  You can see the previous card at my post here.  The previous card also features the "Work of Art" stamp set with a black and white card base.  

Today I got into my scrap pile as well and I love when I get to bring old pieces back to life.  The vellum leaves and pink twine are left over from the August 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I don't know how many times my "box o' scraps" has come to the rescue!

Card Details

Card Size:  4 1/4" x 5 1/2" 
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Botanical Butterfly DSP
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Powder Pink
Stamp Set: Work of Art
Stampin' Blends: Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green
Tools: Rectangle Stitched Die Framelits, Circle Punch

Today's card was inspired by the following challenges: 


Keep Austin Crafty!


  1. I'm so glad you got a chance to break out your Stampin Blends and enter the TGIF Challenge this week!!! Your card is beautiful! I especially love the color combo you selected.

    1. Thank you Tami! I thought the pinks and greens just brought the butterflies to life :)

  2. Beautiful card, Angela! I love that "work of art" sentiment, and it's perfect with your gorgeously colored butterflies. Thanks so much for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!

    1. Thank you Christy! I know that stamp set is no longer available but it's still one of my favorites!

  3. Beautiful Angela! Love the subtle vellum and shading on your butterflies. Thank you so much for joining us at We hope to see you back tomorrow for another challenge.