Following on from the previous week’s Card & Cuppa project, last week’s design again used the Ladybug Builder Punch.
I wanted to show how to use the punch in different ways, so created this cute butterfly card. During lockdown, we made this flower project using the punch too.
The main colours are Coastal Cabana and Fresh Freesia, with Basic White, for a happy springtime feel. Both Basic Gray and Smoky Slate are the accent colours.
To begin, a circle was punched out of the Basic White layer using the 2″ Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives range.
Next, the flowers and leaves from the Inked & Tiled Stamp Set are added to the background. These are second generation stamping and a scrap of Grid Paper was used to mask off areas we didn’t want to stamp on.
A sentiment from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set is then stamped and punched out using the Double Oval Punch. It is given a touch of colour around the edge using a Blending Brush before being stuck to the project.
For the butterfly, a body was cut in Basic Gray and two wings in Basic White, all using the Ladybug Builder Punch.
The wings were coloured using Blending Brushes and ink, with third generation stamping in Smoky Slate using a stamp from the Timeless Arrangements Stamp Set. This created a delicate pattern on the wings.
Before attaching the wings to the body, the body was trimmed at the sides to avoid it overhanging the wings. Glue Dots were used to attach the wings to the body.
A couple of Dimensionals were used to attach the butterfly in the hole. Eyes from the Classic Matte Dots are then added.
Finally, a few Rhinestones are added for a touch of sparkle.
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