Sunday, February 16, 2014

Ann Butler Doily Picnic Stamp

Hello today is my very first post on the Ann Butler Designs website.  I wish to  share with you a cute tiny stamp set that has huge possibilities. Ann Butler's 1" Doily Picnic stamp can be found at Unity Stamp Co.

Lucky, is the title of this CAS card, suggesting  many reasons to smile about.  So lets get started and create this CAS card.
Select your cardstock of choice, embossing ink and powder.  You might want to practice a bit on some end cuts of cardstock to get a feel for your pattern of choice and to ensure you have your quilting squares all lined up nicely.
If you have an anti-static embossing bag  rub your cardstock before stamping your cardstock with embossing ink.  Apply a liberal amount of embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat set your embossing powder.
Trim your embossed strip of cardstock to the size of your card base and adhere.  Punch out 4 hearts and 1 circle to make a shamrock from additional embossed cardstock pieces.  We did say this card was Lucky.  So, I am lucky to be on the Ann Butler design team and shamrock's represent the luck of the Irish for St. Patrick's Day, so lets celebrate together St. Patty's Day this coming March.

Add a ribbon along the top of  your quilted stamped strip of cardstock.

A cute title cut from some Quickutz alpha dies, almost make this card dance before your eyes.  Adhere the title to the card above the ribbon trim.
Adhere your shamrock to a square panel of cardstock and then to the card base using Helmar's Zap Dots to give the shamrock a lift off the card.

Adding a few pearls gave Lucky a twinkle that really show cased Ann's tiny Doily Picnic Stamp set.

Ann Butler 1" Doily Picnic Stamp Set, by Unity Stamp Co.
Core'dinations Cardstock, Signature Series  Graphic 45 Lights
May Arts Ribbon


  1. Lovely card Ava!!! Love your use of the beautiful stamps and ribbon.

  2. Congratulations on your first post for this DT.
    A cute card.