Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Saturday, February 24, 2007

Lovin' my new punches!

I got the two oval punches in my last order from SU! and I've already used them quite a bit. I've made plates for words and faux hardware by layering the two sizes, but this is my first punched flower card. I've seen a lot of different versions of flowers done this way in the galleries on SCS, but I really liked the way this card was done using the diamond pattered stamp from Looks Like Spring for the center and the added detail of a butterfly, so it was my inspiration for this card. I left room at the bottom to add a sentiment when I know what occasion I will need it for.

To make this card, first I stamped Saffron card stock with the Weathered background and punched out my ovals. I added the darker edges by rubbing them with my chalk ink pads. The center was punched from Rose Red with the 1 3/8" circle and inked in Basic Brown.

The butterfly is from the Touch of Nature set - one of my favorite sets! I water colored this and after it was dry I added a coat of Crystal Effects. It looks so much prettier in real life than it does in this scan. I attached it using pop dots so it really has a nice shiny, 3D effect. The background is Mellow Moss card stock stamped with the Cheesecloth background.

Hope you have a great weekend! I probably won't be getting much stamping done today because it's Mike's day off, so not sure I'll have anything new to share tomorrow or not.

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