Saturday, April 6, 2013

So Blessed Card altering a Paper Smooches Die!! =)

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I wanted to share a card I made for the Challenge over on the Paper Smooches Challenge Blog!! I LOVED the trigger photo above and went through the stamps I have to see what I could come up with!! I don't have an actual butterfly stamp set so I went through the sets I do have and found two different images I thought would work for a butterfly!! 

For my card I used the Friendly Flowers Set:
*Paper Smooches FRIENDLY FLOWERS Clear Stamps Kim Hughes*Paper Smooches SPIRITUAL SAMPLER Clear Stamps Kim Hughes
*Paper Smooches HOT SPOTS SMALL SET 1 Wise Dies Kim Hughes*Paper Smooches HOT SPOTS SMALL BASE Wise Dies Kim Hughes
I used the side ways Daisy that I stamped twice to make a butterfly and colored with copics then I added glitter star dust stickles and some black Prima gems!! I also added some fun wire antennas that I coiled out of black craft wire gauge 24!! I also wanted to play with the FUN Hot Spots Small Set 1 Die and the Hot Spots Small Base Die!! I thought it would be neat to make them larger than what they are so I ran the base through my Sizzix Big Shot machine with the end hanging off so it wouldn't get cut all the way through!! I then replaced the die moving down the paper to extend it to make a 51/4 inch long base!! Again I ran it through my machine after I matched it up with the previous cut and this time I left the part of the base that I already cut off the edge so it only cuts the end of the base creating a longer base die cut!! I then took the center cut out and adhered the chevron wise die cut and again needing to make it longer I taped the paper to the die and ran it through my machine leaving the end of the die hanging off the edge so it doesn't get cut off! I then moved the die to line up with the rest of the pattern and taped it down again ;leaving the portion I already cut hanging off the edge of my cutting base so it only cuts the end of the die making it a longer die cut!! I thought it would be fun to have the chevron pattern in a different color so I cut it again out of black cardstock and added them in after placing some washi tape on the back of my die cut to hold them in place!! I then glued it in place on the base die cut and I LOVE the way it turned out!! looks like the butterflies in motion!! I then heat embossed the sentiment from the Spiritual Sentiments Stamp Set using two different powders Zing Black Glitter and Stampin' Up Turquoise!! I LOVE the look it gives!!

Here are some pictures!! =)

THANKS for stopping by and have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)



~amy~ said...

Larissa, this is my new FAV of yours....Love it!!!

Linda Beeson said...

I so love the colors you used and LOVING that die, I need that!

Lindsey said...

What an awesome creation! Your sparkly butterflies are perfect. :)

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love the sparkly butterflies and the embossed sentiment on the woodgrain background. Thanks for joining us for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.

Jinny Newlin said...

What a striking creation, Larissa! LOVE the aqua and orange, and the woodgrain background is FABULOUS! Not to mention, the shimmer and shine really takes this one over the top! Yum!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Another BEAUTIFUL card!! LOVE these creative butterflies too!! FUN take on this challenge:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Trend Watch: Butterflies Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge last week! Hope you visit the blog and try our sketch this week:) <3

ps.. that was really sweet of you to leave a comment on all of the players' blogs.

Lindsey said...

I love the way it turned out, too! I love every single thing about this card! The colors are amazing and so are the butterflies that you created. And I love how "blessed" is blue.

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