Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pansies Made With Butterfly Punch (Video Included!)

FIRST OFF: A BIG thank you to my sister Mary for taking the video of me! I have soooo much fun doing them with her! It's so funny, we do two trial runs and they go so well then we tape and something always starts me wait it's my sister that makes me laugh!!! So please forgive the laughter. And I know I went a bit fast but I hope you can kind of follow what I did. ENJOY!

I am in the monthly card swap at Red Letter Journals in Grove City, Ohio. We meet at 3pm on the first Sunday of every month. How it works is that each month we learn a new technique to use in our card making. Then the following month we bring back 6 cards (all the same) made using that technique.

Last month we used punches. So that was out mission to use punches on our cards this month. I was recently at the regional Stampin Up convention and they had a demo of the flowers made with the butterfly punch. I had seen a video of it done a bit differently by Darlene on her you tube channel "itsaninkstampede". So I mixed the two together and came up with this type of punch pansy. I hope you will like it.

Now down to the nitty gritty of the card supplies and measurements.

I really like doing a gate fold card. Here are the basic measurements used in this card.
Take a 11 x 4 1/4-inch piece of cardstock and score lines at 3 1/2 inches from the left and 2 inches from the right.
Decorative paper cut at 3 1/4 x 4-inch piece for left side
Decorative paper cut at 1 3/4-inch piece for right side
Stamp image on piece measuring 3 7/8 x 2 3/8-inch white
then layer onto pieces measuring 4 x 2 1/2 inches then onto last layer 4 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches.
Remember to mount this piece on the left side only! I used pop dots to give it a little lift.

Supplies used(all Stampin Up unless noted):
cardstock: Shimmer White, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight
Marker: Elegant Eggplant
Ribbon: 1/2-inch scallop dots Elegant Eggplant
Sticky Tape
Stampin Dimensionals
Butterfly Punch, Bird Builder Punch(greenery)
Stamp Set: Word Play
IRock Tool from Imageinisce along with the crystals in clear(you could use a brad instead)


I also wanted to say using the "Tacky Tape" can be a pain when you peel off the pink covering. It seems to stick to everything. So when I am doing a project like this where I am using a lot of it. I use a scrap piece of paper covered with Scotch Brand Double Sided Tape. I cover the paper and then when I peel it off I just press it down onto the sticky surface! It makes it so much neater to work. Plus now that I have a cat(still a kitten) he likes to be in the room with me while I stamp. He thinks anything that drops is a toy. So after he ate a piece one day I knew I needed to think of a way to keep it from happening again! And yes Woody is fine but it made for an interesting couple of days waiting for it to pass! hehe :0)

I also wanted to say I am a bit behind on posting BLOG CANDY...EEK!!! So hang in there. By weeks end I should have something fabulous posted! :0)