Jun 25 2013

Flower Shop Butterfly?

When I was looking around for a challenge to play along with today, I looked at the Color Challenge over on SCS (CC432) and loved the idea of Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry and Coastal Cabana together.  It screamed FLOWERS to me, so…of course, I went with my new favorite set, Flower Shop, one of the sets we are featuring this week over on Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection 2013.

But, when I was playing around cutting "leaves" from the petals, I discovered that the cut flower sort of looked like a butterfly!  Since I'm a huge fan of using punches in different ways other than what they were originally intended, I went with the butterfly on my card!  I even made little antenna for him and pearls for his body!



Here are the details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Smoky Slate cardstock folded in half.
  2. I cut a 2 1/2 x 4 piece of Coastal Cabana chevron pattern DSP and layered it on 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White.
  3. Then I embossed above and below the DSP with the Needlepoint Folder (the dessert touch on SCS).
  4. I stamped the flowers with Crushed Curry and punched them with the Pansy Punch.  I added Itty Bitty Flowers to the centers punched from the Coastal Cabana DSP with little Pearls added to the centers.
  5. I used the Pansy Punch to punch out the "leaves" from Coastal Cabana DSP and tucked them behind the flowers.
  6. The butterfly is the open flower stamped with Smoky Slate Ink on Smoky Slate cardstock, then punched with the Pansy Punch.  I cut off two of the petals, added Pearls for the body and cut a small sliver of Smoky Slate for the antennas.
  7. Finally, Happy Birthday from Label Love was stamped with Smoky Slate Ink on Smoky Slate cardstock and punched with the Artisan Label Punch.

Ok…I love it!  lol!




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One Person has left comments on this post

Jun 25, 2013 - 09:06:45
melissa davies said:

Look at you gettin' all creative on us! I love that butterfly idea!