25 February 2013

Daylight Fliers

Butterflies are predominantly day-flying insects, they are conspicuous and often have large, bright and beautifully coloured wings.  Exactly.

This is a combined stamp and punch set issued by Stampin' Up last year and is, by far, my favourite purchase from them so far.  Some restraint will be required.

This flower was punched out using two Stampin' Up scalloped circle punches (which by the way are ideal for making Sesame Street characters).  Only one layer of card is punched through, but a technique of stressing and teasing out the card using a bone scorer, forces the card/papier apart and produces two equal flowers, which are slightly textured.  The teasing out also has the effect of crumpling the papier, adding to the overall effect.  Each second scallop around the circle has been snipped in by about 1 cm to help with the 3D effect.

A little bit of sponging, some blinging glitter and a brad finishes the flower.

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