Friday, 30 April 2010

Some more inspiration from Craft Stamper magazine

On Wednesday I showed you a card I cased from Craft Stamper magazine. Still with mag, I took inspiration from both Lousette Ashton's "Stamp "n' Punch" article and Debbie Dolphin's "Easy Easels" article, to create this easel card:

Stamp sets: Flight of the Butterfly, Medallion
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Whisper White
Ink: Almost Amethyst, White Stazon, Versamark, Lovely Lilac
Punches: Butterfly, Circle
Other: Dazzling Diamonds, Medium Window Sheet
Non-SU: Die cuts, Die cutting machine

I put the fold of the card just inside my die to get the card blank and then used the next smallest die to cut both the card front and the insert. The card front was stamped with the Medallion in Almost Amethyst, placing the centre in the upper half of my octagon. The centre of the medallion was then punched out using the 1-1/4" Circle. I stamped the base butterfly with Versamark and Lovely Lilac for shading and then punched out with the Butterfly punch. The top wings were made by stamping in White Stazon on Medium Window Sheet and punching out. I then used the White Stazon as a template for where to put my Tombow and Dazzling Diamonds. Once dry the glittered wings were adhered to the base wings using a rolled up glue dot. The whole butterfly was popped up on half a dimensional on either side of the punched circle. A layered and matted sentiment provides the stopper to rest the card front against when open.

It's quite a dinky card, a little less than 4" x 4". Here's the card folded flat:

I'm looking forward to a great long bank holiday weekend of crafting; tomorrow the May challenges will be posted at In Love With Stamping and on Sunday the Stamp With Us Birthday Bash online classes start!

Hubby? What hubby? He may not see very much of me this weekend, lol.

Have a great weekend and bank holiday everyone.

Sara xx

1 comment:

Linby said...

oh I love it, great combo of stamps. You will love when Harry met Sally -they have great American accents-it was fab.