This week’s technique challenge was Punched Strips. The example showed the punched elements at the bottom of the strip, but I wanted to use butterflies for this technique and they wouldn’t work at the bottom of a strip, so I put them at the top instead.
I cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. I punched my butterflies from scrap cardstock and then cut them into 1″ wide strips. I wanted to add some dimension and so I ink blended the edges of the strips and butterflies with Distress Oxide Inks. I glued the strips to the die cut rectangle with a little Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I popped up the butterflies with 3M 1/2″ Foam and added a little bling by using clear rhinestones for the butterfly bodies.
I didn’t have a stamp with the sentiment I wanted and I had created a sentiment using the Silhouette Cameo in another card this week. It worked so well on my American Flag card that I decided to create my own sentiment for this card as well. I printed it in grey because the color scheme was soft colors and I thought black would be too stark. It was cut another three times with the outline only and all where adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.
The cardbase is a Simon Says Stamp Pre-Scored A2 side folding cardbase.
This was a fun challenge and I loved the way it turned out.
- Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
- Scraps of Bazil Paper
- Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
- Simon Says Stamp Pre-Scored White Cardbase
- Clear Rhinestones from Stash
- Silhouette Designed Sentiments with Good Vibrations and Antiqua Caps Fonts
- My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
- Ranger Multi Medium Matte
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
- 3M ½” Foam Tape