Saturday, February 1, 2014

DD88 Love and Sympathy- Roses and Butterflies for Comfort

Hi Stampers! 

This week’s DD88 “Bold & Cheery” Dynamic Duo Challenge combines Real Red with Island Indigo.  This color combination is fresh and bright and I think these colors are fabulous together (but I do tend to struggle with bright colors :-))

Again, I hope that you will find the time to stop by and check out the rest of the Dynamic Duos Design Team projects and create one of your own using this week’s colors - we would love to have you join us!!

To create this card:

Using Island Indigo Classic Ink, stamp two of the butterflies from Papillon Potpourri (re-inking before stamping the second image) and the sentiment from Love & Sympathy onto Whisper White cardstock.

Punch out the butterflies using the Elegant Butterfly Punch and use the Big Shot™ with the Chalk Talk Framelits™ to cut out the sentiment (also cut another Chalk Talk frame the same size from Real Red cardstock).    Cut the Real Red Chalk Talk frame in half horizontally, trim off the pointed ends and layer behind the sentiment.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Real Red cardstock (trimming the Real Red as well).

Create the rolled roses: 

For the larger roses use the 2 3/8” and the smaller ones use the 1 ½” Scallop Circle Punch- punch out the different size scallop circles from Real Red cardstock, run through the retired Crimper Tool twice and “scrunch” by hand, cut a wavy spiral toward the center on each one, roll up starting from the outside edge toward the middle and adhere using Tombow Multi-Adhesive or a Hot Glue Gun (I have been using the Hot Glue Gun lately and loving it!).  Here is a basic written tutorial from Splitcoaststampers with the idea using Designer SeriesPaper- I have found that cardstock is sturdier and will allow more manipulation of the petals to give a realistic look…  After creating the roses, don't forget to punch out a few leaves from Island Indigo cardstock using the Bird Builder Punch :-) 

Add the sentiment to the Modern Mosaic panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals®, using adhesive of your choice (I used the Hot Glue Gun again :-)) proceed to add the leaves, follow with the rolled roses and add the butterflies last.   Adhere the entire panel onto the Whisper White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.  

Add the Pearls to the bodies of the butterflies to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Papillon Potpourri, Love & Sympathy
Ink: Island Indigo
Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red, Island Indigo
Accessories: Big Shot™, Chalk Talk Framelits™, Punches- Bird Builder, 2 3/8” and 1 ½” Scallop Circle, retired Crimper Tool, Pearls, Hot Glue Gun (optional)
Thanks again for taking the time to drop by- I hope you can join in the fun with our DD88 Dynamic Duos “Bold& Cheery” Challenge!


Tenia Nelson said...


Tenia Nelson said...


JoAnn said...

This is gorgeous Julie. Love the roses and butterflies.

Annette Elliott said...

You always make such beautiful flowers. Love this card!

Therese said...

Julie, this card is just so WOW!!!
Love it.

Lee-Anne said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! Your rolled roses are exquisite!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Oh my gorgeousness, Miss Julie. You inspire me but I have yet to try some flowers!! Love seeing all of your creations- loved all Fresh Prints cards you did, too;)

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