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Sat 04

Happy Thoughts
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends. Today I wanted to share a card that I thought was fitting to start the new year.  I think all of us could use a little positivity to begin 2020.

Before I talk about today's card, I want to talk about the embossing folder I have used in my last couple samples.  It is called Shining Mandala and will actually be part of the February release. Consider the samples a preview of what is to come. I was sent the folder early and didn't realize that it wasn't part of the January release.  I apologize for not noticing my mistake. The tutorial works for the new Heart Bouquet 3D folder, which is the embossing folder that is currently available.  I hope you will anticipate the next 3D folder that will be coming shortly.

For today's card, I used a couple of my favorite art supplies... Distress Oxide inks and Pan Pastel chalks.

I started by creating a background:


I started with white cardstock, sponged it with some Distress Oxide inks and then splattered the whole thing with water to get the splotches.


To color the butterfly, I sponged the butterfly with Pan Pastel chalks that I thought matched the colors in my background.

The new Pinpoint Leaf Circle Collage die makes a nice frame for the card.  It runs through your die cut machine like any other die and creates a pinpoint pattern of leaves as it cuts out the center of the circle.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!







Love the card. What an interesting butterfly.

I love the colors on your beautiful card! That butterfly die is really unique and I think I need it now! I also love the pinpoint leaf collage die! It looks amazing with you colorful background!

Such a lovely frame paired with the butterfly and pretty colours.

Oh, how SWEET and classy card!! Love so much the softness of the gorgeous butterfly and the pinpoint leaf frame is just perfect with it and your background!

Gorgeous card, Laura! Love the colors and the beautiful butterfly die!!

So lovely Laura - love that background!

What a beautiful card!

A truly gorgeous card, Laura! I love the colors & that Pinpoint Circle has a really high spot on my wish list!!


gorgeous colors, love the detail on both dies!

Absolutely love your card!

I love your background. Great technique...

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