Monday, May 9, 2011

Swirlin' with Butterflies! and a punch tutorial


I really wanted to just get in my craft room and make a card today!! So I finally did later this evening. I didn't have anything in mind to make until I found this sketch challenge from Stamping 411.


This is the sketch that I followed - just that I followed it kind of loosely I guess!



I ended up doing a lot more "Big Shotting" than stamping, but it was pretty fun to make! I actually had the Elegant Lines embossed piece of Crumb Cake (already Shimmer Sprayed). Then I was going to put some flowers on it, but decided to make Butterflies instead. I used the Beautiful Butterflies die and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit with Pumpkin Pie and Peach Parfait to make all the butterflies.

Then since the butterflies needed a little something behind them, I decided to use the Swirls Scribbles Sizzix die in Espresso to add some fun!


And here's the tag I made with the Happy Greetings set. The stamp really has three HELLO's on it, but I just used the one. Here's how I punched it:


First I stamped just the one HELLO on a scratch piece. Then I put it in so that the end lined up to make the top edge.


Then I put that punched piece back into the other side of the punch and lined it up and punched again.


This is kind of a cool look here, but I didn't really want the little knobby things on the ends for this card. (We actually made this in stamp class not too long ago - remember the Decorative Label Punch "mini me" and "skinny me" - this was the mini me! - And if you turn the saying to the longer edges of the punch, that's the skinny me! - And, yep, I made up those cool names for them :) )

Oh... back to the tutorial!...


So for this card, I decided to clip the knobby ends. Then I sponged it (along with just about everything else on the card!).



Then here it is on the card again!


Thanks for stopping by,


Julie


17 comments:

Linda said...

This is so pretty. Can I case it?

Kerin said...

Wow this is beautiful!! Love the swirls & butterflies, and your punch trick is awesome!

Joanne K. said...

your compositions are always great and your stamping positioning and placement of cut-out are spot on!
Another great card.

Hands On said...

Gorgeous card. Love the punch idea. TFS.

Kristi said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the idea with the punch.

Monique said...

Julie, you had me at the butterflies! But on closer inspection I love what you have done with the punch for the sentiment! Great Idea TFS

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Totally beautiful Julie. Love the punch idea and will be trying that soon.

agustina said...

OMG!!! Love this beautiful ORANGE combo card!! Love it love it!

julie said...

Love the color combination with this card!

Connie Babbert said...

LOVE how you did the little punch! Great job with the sketch! Thanks for playing!

Patti Chesky said...

I love your take on the sketch! Thanks for the punch tip. I am going to give it a try!

Kris McIntosh said...

Really gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing your punch trick with us. The label looks really great on your card. Congratulations also on being selected in the Stamper's Showcase at Stamping 411 this week. Well deserved.

Jen said...

I love the colors, I love the butterflies. I love it all! Congratulations on the Stamping 411 showcase pick!

gbarron56 said...

Julie -- aren't you clever to come up with that punch idea! Will definitely be trying that one. Your butterfly is gorgeous as well. Great job! Thanks for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Selene Kempton said...

So very pretty Julie! I love all the little details!

Laura Gardiner said...

Thanks so much for the step-by-step instructions for how to use the Decorative Label punch in a new way! I've already used it!

Betty said...

ohmyohmy that is incredible! i love it, lovely card!