Sending Positive Vibes

Hi peeps! Happy Monday. Vera here. Can you believe it’s already the last week of August? Feel like the older I got,  the faster times slipping by. Yikes…

Anyway, I am here to bring you a colorful inspiration on behalf of The Ton. Today, I am showcasing the new Sunny Folk Garden set.

To make this card, I started by stamping the butterfly outline on a piece of cardstock and then cut it out using Brother Scan-N-Cut. I used the cut out opening as my stencil. Now, on a hindsight, I should have cut it out of a piece of acetate so I can keep re-using it.

Using the cut out opening on the cardstock, I trace the opening so I can figure out the placement for each butterfly. Then using it as a stencil, I inked up the opening with various ink color. I used The Ton Cali Blue, Caribbean Turquoise, Soft Garden, Lemon Drop, Coralline, Cosmopolitan Pink.

Once I am done with the coloring, I stamped the butterflies wings and heat embossed it with fine white embossing powder. Now, as you can see the color on the butterflies above looks different than on my card. That’s because after I took this picture and was working on the heat embossing part, I messed up a couple of the butterflies.

Yep, I was so irritated at myself for messing it up after I almost finished, but hey, that’s part of the process. I took a breath and told myself, just take the time to do it all over again.

So, I re-did a couple of the butterflies and by the time I finished blending the ink, they come out a bit different than my original one. I also made slight change of plan. Instead of a flat layer butterfly card, I cut out all the butterfly and adhere them to the card base with foam adhesive. And, I actually like it way better compare to if it’s been a flat one.

Finished by stamping the sentiment on strip of cardstock and again adhere to card bae with foam adhesive. Add some shimmer to the butterfly with shimmer marker.

I am pretty happy with the way this card turned out. You know, sometime you have an idea in your head and sometime it work out and sometime it doesn’t. This time, it works. Yes, I messed up along the way, but at the end it was a good messed up, because the correction ended up better than the original idea. 🙂

How about you? Do you usually continue or re-do stuff after you make a mistake or you just chuck the whole idea? I am in between. There’s time where I get so frustrated and just chuck it & completely abandon the plan. Depends on my mood & patience on that time. Hah!

Well peeps, I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration. May your week starts off wonderfully. Sending positive vibes your way! Hugs.



4 thoughts on “Sending Positive Vibes

  1. TracyM #6773 says:

    THANK YOU for sharing and inspiring!
    … I find that my “oops” moments transform my projects to be even better than what I originally planned, so it’s nice to know that I’m not alone … it can be such a bumpy ride but so worth it in the long run 🙂


  2. BB says:

    Oh, my goodness! What a beautiful and simple card! A thought I had when I saw this was making ink refill swipe marks on Yupo paper to give either a same-on-each-side look (like real butterflies have) or a not-the-same-on-each-side look. But this is perfect just the way it is!
    I’m just sharing what popped into my head, as this happens frequently when I see either a stamp &/or die set or a project like this. My brain telling me other ways I can do this. A sign it is meant for me to do! Thanks so much for your post!


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