Monday, February 28, 2011

Build a Blossom Butterfly

Oh my heavens! Don't you just love it when you find other ways to use your stamps and punches?! When I saw this Build a Blossom butterfly by nmdeedster on SCS, I knew I would be CASEing it. I kept the same colors even! The butterfly is made with the Build a Blossom stamp set from the Occasions Mini catalog and coordinating Blossom Petals Punch. I used three large petals: two for the top wings and the third cut in half for the bottom wings. The body is the medium petal punched in Basic Black cardstock.

About the only thing I did change from the original card was the layout -- I made it a 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" square card. Did you notice that I used the Framed Tulips embossing folder -- but I made it a square?! {squeal!} I don't even remember where I first saw that. Someone else thought of it first and wow, is that genius, or what!?!

I used a 4" x 4" square for this card. Line it up on one end of the embossing folder and send it through the Big Shot like normal. Then, flip the cardstock so the un-embossed end is at the end. Line up the embossed tulips into the grooves of the embossing folder. Run it half way (or less even) and then roll it BACK OUT. Basically, you emboss just the edge and then back it out before it messes up the other end. The sides get re-embossed, but if you line it up in the grooves, it doesn't change the pattern.

Does that make sense? I've been meaning to take a photo to give you a visual, but I missed my daylight opportunity yet again today. Leave me a comment if you want a photo and I'll work on posting it this week with my other Framed Tulips Embossing Folder sample!

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Build a Blossom, Tiny Tags, So Saffron ink & cardstock, Basic Black marker/ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Pear Pizazz cardstock, Blossom Petals Punch, Smooch Pearlized Accent ink, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (Big Shot), Stampin' Dimensionals

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1 comment:

Krystal De Leeuw said...

Loved your card so much I featured it on my Sunday Favorites. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!! Happy Stamping!