Friday, February 18, 2011

Butterflies...butterflies everywhere

I'm thrilled to share with you our Nature Walk Stamp Set and Botanical Gazette DSP this week.  Here is today's card I cased from Carrie Gaskin, but I used the butterflies instead.  I'd love to do this for a class, but there are only 2 sheets of this paper in the I hear bulk buy???

Stamp Set: Silhouette Sentiments (hostesses set) on the tag.  The butterflies are actually DSP.
Paper: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Botanical Gazette DSP, Very Vanilla (the tag)
Ink: Early Espresso
Ribbon: Crochet Trim, Marina Mist Satin ribbon
Tools: 1-1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, Scallop 
Square punch
Accessories: bitty buttons, pearls, antique brads, dimensionals, glue dots, snips

A few tips: 
Paper sizes: main card is a 5x5 and will fit great in our medium square envelopes.  The white square is 4-5/8" square.

Punches:  Punch out circles of 1-1/4" from whatever DSP you love.  Use our 1" circle punch to punch circles out of cardstock...THEN..turn our scallop square punch upside down, center the already punched out circle in the middle and punch your square.  You have a much better chance of getting your circle in the middle instead of doing it the opposite way.

For dimension: I cut our dimensionals into 4ths and used 2 per square frame.  You could put one in each corner, but I thought that was a waster.  I'm stingy with my adhesive :)

The last tip has to do with the bow.  There was no knot tied in the bow.  I actually just made the 2 loops and then pinched it in the middle and wrapped a brad around it.  


Natasha Hein said...

i hear ya on the bulk buy! bring it on! i love your take on carrie's design.. : )