Tuesday, March 31, 2009

BUTTERFLIES AND JEWELS

Still on the subject of sales from yesterday, did you know that you can receive JoAnn printable coupons sent direct to your email? And did you know you can use the printable coupon more than once??? Just not during the same visit. If you are interested, sign up at Joanns.com. I have a nice little 40% off coupon waiting to be used on some cool new stamping/scrapping item.


If you don't like the color red, close your eyes because this card is definitely NOT for you! Here I've used another Cuttlebug embossing folder (Textiles) to emboss my background. The circle was made using a large Nestabilites circle die. I then punched holes about 1/8" in from the edge and again about 1/2" in from the edge then hand stitched using a backstitch. Once stitched I cut out the center of the circle using a smaller Nestabilites Scalloped circle.

I never throw any scraps away - because you never know where and how you might use it- which was the case for the left-over piece of DP. I cut it into 1/4" and place one piece in the lower right corner of the card and placed gems in the arches made by the scalloped edge. A white organdy ribbon was tied around the card and the red circle was adhered flat to the card and then tied a bow using the same ribbon to place in the center of the circle. I punched two Martha Stewart Butterflies. The first was from plain white card stock which I edge sponged in Ruby Red. The second was punched from a scrap of embossed white cardstock, lightly sponged in Ruby Red and then adhered only by the body to the first butterfly. Three small gemstones were added to the body of the top butterfly then it's wings were bent slightly upward. A glue dot holds it to the center of the bow.

Hope you enjoyed your visit today.

Until tomorrow - happy stamping.
Jill

2 comments:

zigzag said...

Love your cards! I live not too far from you (little over an hour) and when I saw your address, I just had to check you out (which I do everyday)!! Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

You don't have to like red, your card would look fantastic in any color! Great job, I like the butterfly wings.

Have a happy stamping day.

Trish in Wisconsin