Featured Artist/Designer: Laurie Willison – 07 09 2015

Welcome to another Featured Artist/Designer Spotlight. Today we’re thrilled to welcome Laurie Willison. Before we show you Laurie’s project, let’s get to know her a little bit more…


Hey there!  It’s Laurie Willison from Soapbox Creations.  I have been making cards for years but now, officially a blogger for 8 years.  I don’t know where the time has gone!  During these last 8 years, I have been honored to be on several design teams including my current teams, Papertrey Ink and My Favorite Things.  I love to make cards but my most favorite part of this hobby are the all the people I have been lucky to have met and now call friends.  I am a CAS card maker…I do love all that white space!  I have also created a fun die called the Card Hanger Die which is available on my blog for purchase.  I love coming over here to Paper Crafters Library to visit and am so happy to be joining in again today!

Social Media Links:
Blog:  www.soapboxcreations.blogspot.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauriewillison
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SoapboxCreations

A Lovely Hello

Hey there!  It’s Laurie here today and I am so thrilled to be stopping in at Paper Crafters Library.  I have a fun little card to share today using a couple of my favorite techniques.





First, I used a die from PTI to make the card front panel.  Next, I randomly scored lines on that panel using my Scor-Pal.  I lined that up and attached it to the gray card base using foam tape.  I stamped the curve sentiment in black ink so it would pop from the card.  I attached the leaf die to the card front using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  I have a sticky pair of tweezers I use just for adding these delicate dies to the card.  I just hold it over my trash can and give it a light spray.  Once its on…its on but it is SO much easier to attach.  Next, I did a little ombre stamping with Life is Beautiful stamp set and dies.

Here’s a detailed video to see on how I do this technique:

I also cut one more layer in vellum to add between the leaves and the top butterfly layer, just for a little more soft look.  And that’s it!

Thanks so much  for having me today!  Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Sentiment Splits, Life is Beautiful (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Soft Stone, Stampers Select White, Spring Moss and PTI Vellum(Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink), Versafine Black Onyx
Misc: Life is Beautiful Dies (Papertrey Ink), Misc Leaf die

We hope you have enjoyed today’s project courtesy of Laurie Willison. Be sure to stop by Laurie’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you).

Happy Crafting!

12 replies on “Featured Artist/Designer: Laurie Willison – 07 09 2015”

  1. I really love these butterflies! I wonder if you couldn’t shade an area on some vellum or card stock and then die cut the butterfly?

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