Sunday, November 21, 2010

Final Project from Regional Seminar

This is the final project from the Stampin' Up! Melbourne Regional seminar last weekend. This one isn't technically finished, as I don't have a photo to put on the scrap page (yet), but it still looks pretty.

The butterfly is from the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die for the Big Shot - love love love this die! The instructions called for us to stamp the greeting across the middle and sponge the edges, then using the Paper Piercing tool (now available as a separate item in the 2010-11 Idea Book & Catalogue, and only $6.95!) poke a series of holes in a sort of swirl across the whole thing. I like the effect, and hope to find other uses for it in the future.

And here's a closeup of the butterfly. See the antennae? It's just a piece of ribbon - simple yet effective.

Here's a tip for you: When you trim your ribbon, do you find the edges fray and look kind of nasty? Grab one of those gas guns for your gas cooktop (or a cigarette lighter), and hold the flame close to the cut edge of the ribbon (don't stick the ribbon in the flame - bad idea - hold it about 5mm away, and move it closer if necessary, and then only for a second or two). The cut edge of the ribbon will melt (it's only made of nylon, after all) and voila! No fraying problems!

Supplies used:
Stamp/s: Every Moment
Ink: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Baja Breeze textured, Riding Hood Red textured, Soft Suede textured
Other: Whisper White 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Paper Piercing tool, Mat Pack, Scallop Edge Punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

1 comment:

Fickle Cattle said...

That's pretty cute. The butterfly is a nice touch.


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