March 13, 2012

Today I made a card for the Stampin' Up! only blog challenge.  For this week's challenge found here we were to create a card using green as our main focal point.  It didn't have to be St. Patty's Day; it could be spring themed as well since the season of spring is sure to be green. 

Well, for this green challenge I decided to create a butterfly card using the blossom punch.  I stamped and punched out the flower image and then I cut the 2 sections of the flower (the top and bottom) so that I would have my butterfly.  The 2 sections that I cut out I ended up using for another layer on top of my butterfly.  Each flower petal is layered using another punched out flower of certainly celery card stock.  Next, I added a button with some twine tied through it in the center of my butterfly.  I used glue dots to adhere my button and my butterfly in place.

I used my simply score tool to create my scored background.  I scored each line going in one direction and then I turned my card stock around and I began scoring in the other direction.

The grassy area along the bottom of my card was cut out using the Adoring Accents Edgelits Die (found in the current occasions mini catalog) and my big shot.  When you make a cut using the edgelits dies you will end up with two different designs from one cut.  One will be above your cut and another below your cut.  I ended up running this edgelit die through my big shot twice and I played around with the pieces I had until I came up with a grassy hill that I was happy with.  Once I knew which pieces of certainly celery card stock I was going to use for my hill I stamped them with the grass image from the Stampin' Up! Inspired By Nature stamp set.  Then I decided to add a few white highlights using a white gel pen.

Lastly, I added my sentiment.  I decided this would make a cute Mother's Day card.  I stamped the sentiment and punched it out using my word window punch and it is layered using the modern label punch.  I added a silver brads along both sides and my sentiment and I placed it onto my card using dimensionals.

I posted a close up photo of the butterfly I made.  It's hard to see in the photo I have posted above and I wanted to show how the petals are layered using certainly celery card stock and the petals are slightly curled up like the wings of a butterfly would be.
Well, I hope you liked my butterfly card.  Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Inspired By Nature- for the grass
Card Stock:  White, Certainly Celery
Ink: Certainly Celery, Black Stazon
Supplies: Big Shot, Adoring Accents Edgelits Die, Blossom Punch, Twine, Button, Simply Scoring Tool, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, White Gel Pen, Brads, Hole Punch- for brads, Glue Dots, Dimensionals
Technique: Dry Embossing, Punch Art

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Melina said...

I love the scoring you did! Very pretty way to use the blossom punch too :)

Cindy said...

Patty, this is absolutely beautiful, and I love the way you layered the butterfly (and that scored background is fab, too)! Thanks for joining us this week at SUO Challenges!

Becky said...

wow..This is gorgeous! Beautiful green and love the embossing and butterfly.

Robin Messenheimer / Robin's Craft Room said...

Wow, that's a nice technique with the edgelits and the "grass." Thanks for sharing the details - and for participating with the SUO Challenge Design Team this week!

Heidi Baks said...

Love your hill cuts, and then the extra grass stamping on them! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges this week.