Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Awesomely Artistic

Well Happy Tuesday!!!

You'll be happy to know I spent 2 hours yesterday getting one step closer to posting some actual project!  (*** insert slow clap from the audience here).  I know, I know - I keep promising them ... it really IS a huge time commitment to do it "right" - so hang in there - they ARE in the works.  In faaaaaaaactttt - I have one to share today!  Yep - true story!  Yes, I have about 20 other posts I planned to post first buuuuuuut Stampin' Up! threw out a challenge to us Demonstrators to create a card using at least two of four specified punches and post it for a chance to win a free stamp set.  Well of COURSE you all know "free is my favourite" so I made a card this afternoon and now I'm posting it.  Fingers crossed I win a set :)

Ready?  Here ya go!
Can you figure out which two punches I used?  Well I'll tell ya!  The white "circles" along the left edge are actually made using the Sweetheart punch.  The little butterflies are made with the Hearts Border punch.  See?  Don't have butterfly punches or farmelits?  No worries!  Always more than one way to skin a cat, as the saying goes ( ... but I know my friend Melissa had never heard that phrase and was shocked anyone would ever DO such a thing so now I say "more than one way to pluck a chicken" *lol*).

For the rest of the card deets - I used Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock. Blackberry Bliss ink and a new set "Awesomely Artisitc" (page 125 of the new catty).  LOVE this set and can't wait to play with it more!  I used my white gel pen for a pop of white in the centre of the flowers (but you have to be careful not to go over the Blackberry Ink - it turns the white gel pink instead of white!).  I added some rhinestones for a little bling.  Oh!  I stamped the dragonfly on whisper white paper and popped it up on dimensionals.  Yes, I cut it out old-school ... with scissors *lol*.  To get a nice border around it I came up with a brilliant idea - I dug out the rubber that the stamps came on (for the clear and wood sets) and I traced the dragonfly that I had stamped using the rubber punched out piece.  Worked great!  The sentiment is embossed with Winter White embossing powder.

That's it!  Half an hour later I had my creation.  Wish me luck ... and have a stampy day!


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