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Hi readers! We’re back this month with the lovely & talented Laura Bassen using this brand spankin’ new Simon Says Stamp set: Friendship Butterflies, from our newest collection: Pure Sunshine! Laura definitely knows how to turn up the sunshine with this pretty sunrise of gorgeous colors using exclusive inks! Be sure to watch the video below for all the tips & tricks of how to make this fab card!


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Watch the video:


Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Laura for providing this fantastic inspiration!

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  1. Absolutely love the idea of gradient embossing paste. What a super awesome card! Thanks for the video as I think I’m going to give this a try with the different colours of ink!

  2. Laura always amazes me. She makes me laugh with her videos. Her card is so delicious! I love the texture and the butterflies. Her card is “Pure Sunshine”!

  3. Laura, your card is just breathtaking. I love how the beautiful butterflies are the main focal point of your card.

  4. Beautiful card! Love the colors you mixed and they blended so well….I totally need to try that with my embossing paste! The layered butterflies look fabulous and I like the thread!

  5. Laura, you sound so chirpy and happy. It was a pleasure watching your video. And the string part made me laugh. It is a beautiful card using great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Beautiful card! I love the loose look of the embossing paste! I adore Laura’s work and always fun videos :) Thank you.

  7. I just love listening to your videos. You always sound so happy. Thank you for taking creative risks and sharing them with us. The extra strings on your butterfly are great. They add a certain movement to your card.

  8. Great video. Loved the colored embossing paste and how she did it. Loved the stacked butterflies also. Lovely card!

  9. WOWOWOWOW!! This is just BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the FUN Design!! Such a Neat look and I LOVE the Color Choices!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Memorial Day WEEK!! =)

  10. What a gorgeous card. Thank you for your great video on the creation of that gorgeous background. Love the vellum in the butterfly diecut stack too.

  11. Beautiful card! Thanks so much to Laura for sharing her techniques and amazing talent with us!

  12. Gorgeous card filled to the brim with awesome inspiration in soo many ways. I love the butterflies and such a great idea with the vellum in between the others.

  13. Super pretty. I just recently began exploring the use of paste and love your idea. Thanks for the inspiration. Like the string too.

  14. WOW wow WOW
    GORGEOUS card!!!
    FABULOUS techniques – LOVE the stencilling and layered butterflies!!!
    LOVE the colours too!!!
    THANK YOU for the tutorial Laura :)

  15. Nobody does a video better Laura!!! You always make me smile and get my creativity rockin’. Off to the crafting table.

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