The Stamp Review Crew: Watercolor Wings Edition


It’s time for another round of inspiration from The Stamp Review Crew. If this is your very first visit, we are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first and third Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set. The result is you see the versatility of the set and the amazing things you can create with it. This week we are featuring Watercolor Wings. I am Stop #15 on the hop. You may have just left Stop #14: the talented Bronwyn Eastley.  I have designed a gift card bag and a card for you.  Enjoy today’s hop!

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Project #1: Gift Card Bag

This little gift bag is a snap to create!  It’s size is perfect for holding a gift card.

  • Random stamping! The butterfly image was randomly stamped over the surface of a Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bag. I used Soft Suede, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand inks. I inserted a piece of Soft Sky card stock so the patterns “popped”!  Don’t you love how the dots show up? Tip:  To prevent the inks from smearing between colors, dry them with the Heat Tool.


  • Sparkle!  A single large butterfly is the perfect accent.  Once again, I used Soft Suede, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand inks.  A smaller butterfly was cut out of vellum using the Bold Butterfly FramelitsRhinestones and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter add a touch of sparkle!  Tip:  I covered the vellum using the 2 Way Glue Pen and sprinkled the glitter over it.  To keep it flat while it dried, I added a touch of repositionable adhesive to the back, and laid it on a piece of scratch paper.


  • Lace!  A double Sahara Sand Lace bow is the final finishing touch.  Tip:  For those of you who have not viewed my video on creating double bows, here is a link to it which will explain how to achieve perfect results every time: Creating Double Bows

IMG_2689Project #2: Coordinating Card
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.


  • Bling!  A random spattering of Rhinestones adds a fun touch! Tip: I tansfer rhinestones and pearls with the tip of paper snips.


  • Dots! Soft Sky and Sahara Sand Polka Dots, courtesy of the polka dot stamp from this set, adorn a Whisper White oval for a touch of color.


  • Butterfly and bow! The butterfly and Sahara Sand Lace bow from the gift bag are replicated again on the card.

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Project #3:  From the Archives

And here is another card I created recently using Watercolor Wings, along with accents from Butterfly Basics.  The color scheme is the same as the two projects designed specifically for today’s hop.

IMG_2591I hope you enjoyed today’s bag and card.   Won’t you let me know in today’s comment? Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one.  Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now hop along to Stop #16, the incomparable Jen Timko!  I guarantee you will not be disappointed with what she has in store for you!  If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.  Until next time…


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  1. Wow, Ann! That bag is gorgeous – as is the card. Your eye for detail is amazing. Also, good luck with your dog shows this weekend!

  2. These are so pretty. Love the soft colors you used.

  3. This stamp set goes fabulous together with the brick wall EF. I love your projects, but my favorite is the gift bag… such a soft look!

  4. The effect of stamping on the bag is wonderful (such a brilliant idea!) And both cards are lovely- beautiful artistic layouts.

  5. I DID NOT want this set. Now after the blog, I’m drooling to get it. So much to do with in so little time and to add to the fun, so many beautiful colors. Oh my! What is a girl to do? Thank you so much for sharing your blog with us that aren’t as good with cameras and computers. God Bless you one and all for what you share with us. Please keep up the great works of art. We all so enjoy them.
    One made me feel like it was a warm blanket of love to wrap around me, another made me think of sunshine and rainbows. I lost a granddaughter about 16 yrs. ago, she is represented to me as a butterfly. So Thank You everyone for allowing me to see my granddaughter in these projects. Now you know one of the reasons your work or fun is so important. The anniversary of her death is coming up here in a few days so these butterflies are comforting.
    Just know your fun has an impact on others, an impact for the better.
    Again Thank you and God Bless you all.

  6. Ann, I knew you’d do something spectacular with this stamp set but that gift bag just took my breath away, it’s just so lovely and imaginative!! All three projects are beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your work each month!

  7. Lovely bag-what a fun idea to stamp on the polka dots. LOVE the blingy card!

  8. Ann these are gorgeous! the butterflies are done to perfection! the matching card is a winner in my book, and you are exchanging your pearls for rhinestones on this beauty! Just gorgeous! hugs.

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    Hi Ann. Your projects always make my jaw drop. Firstly, I LOVE your choice of colours and how you have jazzed up that gift bag with all the attention to detail right down to the Dazzling Diamonds; the card is amazing with the double bow and spotted piece – just gorgeous.

  10. Loving all of your creations!! 🙂

  11. Beautiful job on bag and card. I love the colors. This was a real eye catcher for me on Pinterest.

  12. Your color palette is so rich, Ann. I love them all. Impeccably designed as usual. And you must have FINALLY run out of pearls!

  13. Wonderful cards. I just got my set yesterday and can’t wait to try it. Your colors are beautiful

  14. Oh my goodness! I LOVE this card. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing!

  15. All three creations are just wonderful! Love the color combination!

  16. And here I was, feeling in a bit of a SU slump (2 days before going to convention!)…your bag and card today got me jazzed! Thank you! How are all the pups doing? Any pics?

  17. Gorgeous as always!!! They are stunning and beautiful works of art. I always love seeing what your going to create!

  18. Another breathtaking card – and what beautiful babies! Congrats to Lexi. And then I read further and saw I won one of your creations! I guess you know that one will go in a frame too, right next to the Christmas one I have. Thanks!!

  19. Oh jeez, Ann, they are pure works of art. Are science and art supposed to mix so well in one person? Not usually I guess – that must be why you’re so special : )

  20. Oh so beautiful! What a lovely collection you’ve put together Ann, they are all so soft and pretty!
    Your treat bag is outstanding, l love the soft inky effect, definitely one l’m going try.

  21. As always, Fabulous!!! Wonderful colors!

  22. Gorgeous…love your color choices!

  23. Wonderful projects Ann. The colour combos are just beautiful and all the bling on that card – dazzling. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  24. Gorgeous as always Ann. Thank you for sharing

  25. Love the blue/tan/white color theme you have going here! All three of these are gor-geous! Wow! The translucent bag is possibly my favorite, but ask me again and I might change my mind because they are all so beautiful 🙂

  26. Just WOW, Ann! Love the bag. SO beautiful. The card just blew me away! Stunning! Rochelle

  27. Beautiful projects, Ann. I absolutely love the colors you used.

  28. Gorgeous, Ann! I love the bag. It’s so sweet and those butterflies are stunning. Of course, the coordinating card it absolutely beautiful!

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