Technique Tuesday from February 7, 2023 (Embossing Folders and Ink) and a Sketch

 I am loving that I have a number of background pieces to add to cards.  When I made my first Technique Tuesday video for February 7, I ended up with quite a few (over 40!) pieces of embossed cardstock.  This has been allowing me to make cards more quickly.  I'll challenge you to make a bunch of card pieces, die cuts, layers, whatever you're interested in creating.  It's kind of like a kit, but the pieces may not coordinate with each other like in a kit.  Then mix and match as creativity spurs you to use them.

This is the card I made during my Facebook live video on February 6.  I stamped a small square collage using 3 stamps from Framed Occasions and one color of ink (Evening Evergreen).  By adding that to an embossed square as part of my sketch, this card came together very quickly.

I had already stamped and die cut my butterfly using the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and Brilliant Wings dies, as well as die cut a butterfly in vellum.  Can't you see this card in a variety of colors?  And maybe a different patterned paper layer?  So many possibilities!

The card above was my first one with this card sketch.  I just wanted to see how it would look with the butterfly focal point and my embossed layers.

And finally, 

I showed some of the pieces for this card in my Febuary 6 live video.  Here it is finished!  I love those butterflies!  I wish I had played around with this stamp, found in Amazing Silhouettes, more when I first got it.  I remember being excited about the stamp set, because it is so different than other Stampin' Up! stamp sets.

Try this sketch next time you create a card!

For the first card, with the Flirty Flamingo butterfly, I used:

For my card sample with the Pale Papaya butterfly:

And for my large Starry Sky card, I used:

Happy Stampin'!