Thursday, January 13, 2011

Build a Blossom Butterfly Card ~ Leadership 2011 Swap Card

Hello Stampin' friends!  I have been in my happy place creating again!  I really love the NEW Framed Tulips Embossing Folder from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  It is so much fun to create your own "framed" little piece of artwork!

So first, I used the the NEW Build a Blossom stamp set, stamping the flower petals and butterfly wings in a plastic stamp storage box with just enough bleach to cover the top surface of the stamp. You will want to put a folded paper towel in the bottom of the plastic container to keep from having too much bleach on your stamp that might cause your image to run. When the image is dry it will change colors. I recommend trying the bleach out in advance on some scraps until you figure out your what color combination you like.  After it was completely dry I used the NEW Blossoms Petals Punch to punch out the different pieces.  To make the middle of the flower I wrapped some Daffodil Delight Pompom Trim around itself and stuck it down with a dimensional.  Can you guess how I made the butterfly body? Check the pictures below!

So I took a scrap of Chocolate Chip cardstock and punched out this little bat friend and chopped off his wings with my paper snips, turning him into a butterfly body!  This card was so much fun to make! I wasn't able to go to Leadership this week in Nashville so one of my demo friends took it down to swap some for me.  I am really looking forward to what she will bring home from swapping and Momento Mall!
I hope to have more to share with you soon!


CRW said...

I love this card. Where did you get the butterfly idea?

Donna Heber said...

Beautiful card Charlotte! Bright and cheery.