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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dare To Dream

I CASEd this card from the Occasions Mini Catalog which just retired :(  I loved the look of this card and saw the potential for many occasions for this Dare To Dream card.  It could easily be used for a birthday card, a graduation card, a congratulations card, a thank you card, a thinking of you card or a just because card.  I also loved the shimmer on the butterfly.

To create the diagonal lines on the Whisper White card stock layer, use the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate on top of the Simply Scored base.  Use the stylus to make your lines at every 1/8".  The Simply Scored Diagonal Plate makes it so easy to make all these lines in a snap.  It gives your card such a great texture and look.

To make the butterfly, stamp a flower image from the Mixed Bunch stamp set in Melon Mambo onto Shimmer White paper and then punch it out using the Blossom Punch.  Using Shimmer White card stock allows for less chances of ink running together and less curling of the card stock once sprayed with the shimmer paint/rubbing alcohol combination.  If you use Whisper White card stock, you will end up with a big mess and an unusable flower.  Spray the flower image with a mixture of Champagne Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol mixed in an old Stampin' Mist spray bottle (in the Occasions Mini Catalog SU! used Champagne Smooch Spritz instead).  This gives the butterfly it's shimmer look (see picture below).  Let it dry for an hour or two.  When dry, cut out a "V" shape or one complete petal from the top and one complete petal from the bottom of the flower image.  Do not cut completely across the flower image or you will end up with two separate butterfly wings and not a whole butterfly. 
Cut out a flower image from Melon Mambo card stock using the Blossom Punch.  Cut out a "V" shape from the top and bottom of the flower image (see directions above for stamped image).  You will want to cut all the way through to the other side so you have two Melon Mambo butterfly wings.  Attach the wings to your Whisper White card stock layer with adhesive.  Use your bone folder or paper piercer to curl the butterfly wings of your stamped image and then attach the butterfly to the Melon Mambo wings.

To make the butterfly's body in Daffodil Delight, punch out a circle using the 1 1/4" circle punch.  Place this punched circle back into your punch and punch off part of the circle making it's body.  You can also hand cut the butterfly's body but things never turn out the way I expect so I have chosen to find other ways like using punches to create things.  To make the antennae, use thin strips of Daffodil Delight card stock and roll part of the strips around the end of a paper piercer until it's nice and tight.  When you release the card stock, it will be curled similar to ribbon on the end of a balloon.  Attach the antennae underneath the butterfly's body.

Ingredients:
Loving Thoughts (WM #125843  CM#125845)
Mixed Bunch (WM #125535 CM #125537)
Blossom Punch #125603
1 1/4" Circle Punch (used to punch out butterfly body in Daffodil Delight)
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate #125586
Champagne Shimmer Paint #116806
Melon Mambo ink and card stock (5 1/2" x 8" card base - scored and folded at 4 1/4"; scrap used to punch out a blossom)
Daffodil Delight card stock (5 3/8" x 4 1/8" layer and 3 3/4" x 1" piece for banner; scraps used to punch out butterfly body & for the antennae)
Pool Party card stock (5 1/4" x 4" layer)
Whisper White card stock (5 1/8" x 3 7/8" layer - scored every 1/8" on Simply Scored Diagonal Plate; 3 1/2" x 7/8" piece for banner)
Shimmer White card stock (scrap used to stamp & punch out a blossom/butterfly)

1 comment:

Fiona said...

Love the card. Maybe if we were in Australia it would be the right way round!

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