CS34352… Flowers & Butterflies…

Lately it seems so long between my posts, but this time I have had a valid reason.  I’ve just finished creating & assembling invitations for a lovely couple who lost everything in the recent Brisbane floods – you can read more http://www.sunshineinvitations.blogspot.com/ or http://www.dreamweddingrescue.com.au/  – yep, nothing to do with stamping, but that is my excuse & I am sticking to it!  PS  Photos of the invitations won’t be posted until next Tuesday when I know their guests have received their invitations, as I don’t want to spoil the surprise.

Now on with stampin!

I decided to do a card from the sketch over at Creative Sketches I think I am cutting it a little fine, but hey I really had to think about this.  I knew what paper I wanted to use & that a male’s card would hopefully be the end result, but try as I might, it turned into a female’s card right before my eyes.

Base Card – Baja Breeze – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ or 15cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Soft Suede – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 5 5/8″ x 2 1/4″ or 14cm x 5.5cm
Layer 3 – DSP – 5 5/8″ x 1 1/2″ or 14cm x 4cm
I adhered the 2 pieces of DSP to the Soft Suede Cardstock.  I coloured my ribbon using Baja Breeze Ink & adhered across the join prior to adhering to the Base Card – Baja Breeze.  I then punched 2 squares from Soft Suede using my 1 1/4″ Square Punch.  I repeated the same using Very Vanilla Cardstock
With the 2 pieces of Vanilla Vanilla Cardstock, I put these through the Bigshot & the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder.  I must admit, I have had this folder for some time, but has never been out of its folder!  Things will change now!  I attached these squares to the Soft Suede ones, as per the sketch & adhered to the card.
Using my Bigshot, the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Dies  & Baja Breeze Cardstock, I cut the butterflies out & adhered to the squares.  I then applied Rhinestones to the centre.  For my flowers, I inked the blue using Baja Breeze Ink & SU Sponge.  I layered all 3 together & adhered to the card.  I applied another Rhinestone to the middle of the flower.
I then stamped the sentiment directly onto DSP using Basic Gray Ink.  This was punched using the Large Oval Punch & another from the Scallop Oval Punch but with Baja Breese Cardstock.  I adhered both together & then to the card.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Afterthoughts
Ink – Baja Breeze, Basic Gray
Cardstock – Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
DSP – Elegant Soiree
Ribbon – 38″ Taffeta Ribbon – Whisper White
Punches – 1 1/4″ Square, Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Embossing Folders – Elegant Lines
Embosslits Dies – Beautiful Wings
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, SU Sponges, Rhinestones
Until next time, Enjoy!

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