Monday, September 21, 2009

Getting Punchy


Today's PMS Monday Challenge is to use die cuts and punches, excluding Nesties. I started with a butterfly die cut from SU! and ran it through the Cuttlebug with the swirl embossing folder. Next I punched out tiny hearts from some iridescent paper to line the edge of the butterfly wings. The outside of the wings are also propped up with dimensionals to tilt them out from the center of the butterfly's body.

Then today's Technique Challenge on Splitcoast is to use punches to make layer buttons. How perfect! I used this circle ribbon slot punch to punch out 5 cardstock circles and 1 designer paper circle. I stacked them up and taped them together. Then I covered it with Frost Versamark and glossy glaze EP a couple times to give it the hard shiny look like a button. How fun!

The saying from Paper Makeup Stamps is also embossed and punched out with SU!'s Key Tag punch. I used a border punch from Michael's for the bottom of the white layer. It's hard to see but the white layer also has all these ridges running through it from a texture plate. Add some sponging, gems and ribbon and that's the completed card! :)

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!

12 comments:

Tina said...

How beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week.

Fleming Printing said...

Beautiful job! Makes me wanna get a "bug" more and more, seeing all the great cards you make with it!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Ugh, I forgot to order burgundy...then today I realized I didn't order Ruby...and NOW...I need the butterfly diecut! Thanks a lot! haha...lovely as always!

Stampin and Stylin Earhart Designs said...

Beautiful. I got the butterfly die finally just haven't had time to play yet!! Love the hearts on the wings.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card, so pretty. Good luck with the challenges
hugs Mandy xx

Michelle said...

michelle..this is a beautiful card... I am also a fan of katie's stamps at papermakeup.. the sentiment is lovely TFS!
michelle

Christi said...

Gorgeous!!

Kathy said...

This is so pretty. I never think to emboss die cuts, great idea.

TrishG said...

Beautiful butterfly. I love the texture on it!

Kim said...

Michelle, that's gorgeous! Thanks for playing in the PMS challenge.

Louise Fairbairn said...

love love love this card.
LOU

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

As I already said on SCS, I adore that butterfly! A beautiful card! Thanks for playing at PMS this week!