Thursday, April 25, 2013

Papillon, Anyone?

Don't I sound sophisticated and french with that title...LOL!!!!!  I have always liked the Papillon Potpourri set and now that we have 2 butterfly (that's right, 2) punches that match with the set I love it even more. 

Recently I did a Birthday Stamp-A-Stack and one of the cards we made was pretty and feminine and included some super pretty butterflies!

Isn't it purty?  I went for a softer look with the Wisteria Wonder.  Notice how I layered an embossed piece over the base...both the same color.  A little strip of some Tea for Two DSP (from the Spring Catalog), a small scallop punched layer courtesy of the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch), some Linen Thread and it's all finished off with some beautiful butterflies!

There's a simple trick to coloring the butterflies this way.  Stamp them on some scrap cardstock and use sponge daubers to rub ink over them (blending if you're using multiple colors).  THEN you punch them out.  The wings on mine are curled a bit which was partially done with the addition of some shimmer mist and partially done with my finger.  They are attached to the card with a line of glue where their bodies are and finished off with some pearls.

LA Stamper's Shimmer Mist Recipe:  In a Stampin' Mister, pour about 1 inch of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, add 2 inches of Rubbing Alcohol and top it off with water.  Screw the lid on tight and shake well before use.  If you want colored shimmer mist, you can add a couple drops of ink refill...color of your choice!

As always, everything you need to re-create this card can be found in my online store.  So, head on over there with the shopping list to place your order today!

Shopping List
  • Stamps (Papillon Potpourri, Create A Cupcake)
  • Ink (Early Espresso, Wisteria Wonder, Certainly Celery, So Saffron)
  • Cardstock (Wisteria Wonder, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla)
  • DSP (Tea for Two)
  • Linen Thread
  • Punches (Elegant Butterfly, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border)
  • Basic Pearls
  • Big Shot & Honeycomb Embossing Folder
  • SNAIL & Multi Purpose Adhesive
Have an inspired day!

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