Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pansy Punch Art for PPA87

This is another version of my previous pansy card but I used Summer Sun ribbon instead of Lavender Lace. The pansies were made with the Extra Large Butterfly Punch cut out of Shimmer White cardstock. Thus my entry for Pals Paper Arts Punch challenge. I video tutorial by Dawn Olchefske helped me create the pansies. This is her blog and you will have to navigate to find her You Tube video tutorial called Butterfly Pansies Punch Art. Hope you have as much fun as I have making these easy little spring flowers. Happy Spring...I think! (It snowed here yesterday!!)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pretty Pansies

I have wanted to make these little pansies and just got the Butterfly Extra Large Punch. After punching out some butterflies, I placed them on a thick layer of paper towels. Then I spritzed them heavily with water. With my Aqua Painter I picked up a drop of Lavender Lace reinker and dropped onto the outside of the butterflies. I then used another Aqua Painter and pulled out a drop of Summer Sun reinker and placed in the middle of the butterflies. All the color flows together. After they dried, I used a Black Stampin Marker and drew the stamens. 2 butterflies are put together with a rhinestone brad. This card uses Newsprint DSP for my background and some died satin ribbon in Lavender Lace. Can't wait to try some other colors for my pansies!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pillow Top Valentines

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The Pillow Box die makes a perfect little Valentine gift! There is room for 3 little candy bars. I put my Pillow Box die through my Big Shot using last years Stampin Up DSP in Pretty in Pink and Real Red. I punched out little tags and cut bows to wrap around the boxes. I found a pink basket and just punched out some Pretty in Pink and Real Red cardstock with the Heart punch and then embossed some of the hearts with embossing folders and glued them onto the outside rim of this basket. I am taking this to my coworkers ( my fun part time job at Coldwater Creek!)

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Masculine Valentine

All I can seem to do right now is crank out Valentines! So of course I needed to make one for my sweet hubby. The Pals Paper Arts Challenge sketch provided the inspiration because all I could see in that rectangle was the word "LOVE!" I should not justify buying anymore designer paper with all my retired Stampin Up! stash and that is just what I used for my background for this card. The Filled With Love stamp set provided the LOVE but I went back to Love You Much stamp set for the Feb. 14 sentiment punched out with the Round Tab punch. Real Red is my ink, ribbon and cardstock color and a sweet little cordory button adds a bit of interest.I gathered up the red ribbon by putting down a strip of sticky strip tape and just folding it a bit at the top and bottom of the white rectangle. Hope you have a wonderful week! After a week of snow, I am looking forward to a big melt!
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Valentines for Friends

Today I had two special friends come over to make Valentines and to have lunch. They were quite creative in the variety of designs we came up with using punches, retired DSP and ribbons. Thought you might enjoy seeing some of our creations. We will make very similar cards in an upcoming workshop! Love You Much is the stamp set I used here.

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