Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Card featuring the Sillhouette Butterfly punch

by Sheri Willshire

McGill Punches:
     -81014 Silhouette Butterfly Punch

Additional Supplies:
     -Hero Arts Blooming Meadow Stamp
     -Stamping Up French Script Stamp
     -Echo Park Dots and Stripes Pattern Paper
     -Kraft and White Cardstock
     -Stampendous Embossing Powder
     -Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Powder
     -Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Broken China & Embossing Ink"
     -Ranger Paint Dabber "pearl"
     -Staz-On White
     -Paper Trey Ink Sentiment

Card Instructions:
  • Trim Kraft Cardstock to 5.5"x11" fold in half to create card base
  • Trim Pattern paper to 4"x5.25" adhere to the center of your card
  • Trim Kraft cardstock to 4.75"x3" adhere to center of your card
  • Trim White Cardstock just a notch or two smaller then 4.75"x3".  With Embossing Ink Stamp French script image, pour on clear embossing ink and heat with heat tool.  With Paint dabber, dab blooming meadow image and stamp onto paper and allow to dry. Using your favorite ink blending tool.  Apply Distress ink to entire piece of paper.  Once done wipe off the ink that is over the painted and embossed images.  (The paint and embossing powder works as a resist so your able to just wipe off the ink that is on top of it.) Apply image to center of card.
  • Punch out 3 Silhouette Butterflies from different shades of paper. 
  • Take 1 Butterfly and stamp embossing ink directly to it.  Pour on the Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Powder and heat with heat gun.  While still warm pinch up the wings and hold till cool. 
  • Build a dimensional butterfly by placing each butterfly on top of one another making sure the embossed one is the one on top.  Pinch up the wings as desired.
  • Trim Kraft Cardstock to a 2.5"x.5" strip creating a chevron edge.  Apply stamped sentiment with white Staz-on and adhere to card.
  • Place dimensional butterfly to the left of the sentiment strip.
Here is a close up of the dimensional butterfly...

Thanks so much for looking and we will be back with more projects featuring McGill Punches.  Don't forget we enjoy seeing your projects created with McGill Punches so please feel free to link us to them by leaving a comment on our blog with a direct link to your project. 
Have a great day and until next time...  Happy Crafting.


Karen's Fun Blog said...

Great card! Love, love the butterflies!! : )

v said...

I love stacking my butterflies like this!:)

~Vanessa W