Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Soaring by...

to say Hi!  Hello everyone.  Well it looks like a very gloomy day ahead with rain.  A great day to be doing some stamping don't you think?

My card today is using a Papertrey Ink set called - Everyday Button Bits.  There are so many pieces to this set to make a variety of images.  You just add a 'button' to finish off your image. 

I first made my frame by using spellbinders square dies. I then cut another piece to fit almost the same size, as the opening of the frame, then sponged some clouds using SU soft sky. I then stamped the basket part of the hot air balloons where I wanted them, then added the buttons. For the rolling hills I used some green card stock and MFT stitched snow drift die. 

I used some foam tape to raise the frame then added some punch flowers in the corner. For the embossed background I used my scor-buddy  - first score on a diagonal every 1/2" across, then turn to the next corner and score again across the page. (I hope I explained that correctly?).

stamps: PTI - everyday button bits 
paper: cougar white, bazzill green, scraps of light pink and green 
ink: SU soft sky, versafine black 
dies: spellbinder square dies, MFT stitched snow drifts
misc: buttons, martha stewart hydrangea punch,  scor-buddy

Thanks for your visit today.



Shirley T. said...

Hi Pauline,

Simple but soooo beautiful. It covers all age ranges too. Thank you for sharing.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Leslie Miller said...

I love how fresh and sweet and sunny this is! It's a real eye catcher for me as I'm loving this style lately. All the white on white is awesome, the frame looks fabulous popped up on the scored background. I keep staying on the fence about getting some rolling hills dies, but I think you've convinced me. Those dainty little flowers in the corner are the perfect finish. Gosh, I love it when you stamp! I'm a day late, but I was off the computer all of yesterday. Have a good week!

Tracy said...

Those buttons make the cutest balloons. I really like that you added the heart shaped one in. Too cute. Love the scored background too. Such a great look but I never think to do it. Hugs!

Leslie said...

What a fun card with those little buttons. I was going to say I love the back ground embossing folder and then read that you did it with the score clever!