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Friday, July 31, 2015

Butterfly Get Well Wishes for Freshly Made Sketches #197.....

Hello everyone: I'm here again with a quick card for Freshly Made Sketches   in which there is not one single water colored image.  I know, I know, this is not really my style but, I wanted to step once again, out of my comfort zone and attempt to create a pretty card with NO water colored images and absolutely minimum stamping.  Here is my card.
As you can clearly see, there is just a little stamped sentiment down in the corner but not a drop of water or ink anywhere else. The butterfly die is a very, very old one from Marianne Designs I bought at Hobby Lobby possibly 4 years ago, so I really don't know if it still available.   Now, I punched the frame where the butterfly is sitting with the retired SU Dotted Scalloped Ribbon edge punch, to make this cool frame, I saw THIS video and I just loved it, it's super simple to do. Here is a close up.
You just cut a piece of 3"x3" card stock and center it, then punch all four sides. I made a mark on my punch with a marker on both sides of the punch, just to be more accurate.
I know this is a retired punch and some of you might not have it but I just wanted to tell you how I did it.  The video also shows other ways to use this punch.
Ok my friends, this is all for now, I hope you like my card today, please let me know in your comments, I read all of them, if you have a question, just let me know, I will answer you right away.
This is the sketch that inspired my card, thank you for visiting.   Many hugs to all of you.            Maria.
 
 

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful! What a great use of that punch - and your butterfly is beautifully vibrant!

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  2. Thank you Brian, this punch is one of my absolute favorites, I love that you can use it in so many different ways. I've even cross stitched with it, really pretty.

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  3. I love the frame and the texture on the butterfly!

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  4. Thank you Mary, I haven't use this punch to make a frame in a while but I did remember the CS has to be 3"x3".

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  5. That a great sketch I should try to play along! Thought that may be a SU! Butterfly die it looks similar! By the way I can hear your water brush crying across the miles it's really miffed you've over looked water coloring today!

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    1. Patti, it's indeed a great and easy sketch, I hope you play along. My Aqua Painters and SU markers were very ticked off today but, I just wanted to try something a little different.

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  6. Wow! It does look like the SU butterfly . Pretty card and it has a fresh look to it . I have that border punch and love it . I do not know why they retired it . This is a great sketch also . A keeper !

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    1. Hey Sonny, I hope you can see that video I linked up, this girl shows a lot of ways to use that punch, this is just one of my favorites, I also like I can use embroidery floss and cross stitch those little holes.

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  7. I love that butterfly , Maria ! I have never made it in blue - nice effect , I need to try it . Stepping out of comfort zones , that is hard . You did a great job :). Hugs , Anita

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  8. How wonderful! That frame is so perfect to showcase your butterfly. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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  9. Gorgeous card and fabulous job with the punch - it came out perfectly! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  10. Such a pretty and intricate design Maria! Lovely work!

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