Monday, February 21, 2011

Incy Wincy Designs... Punches & Dies

This week at Incy Wincy Designs, our challenge for you is to use PUNCHES or DIES to cut shapes! You can use Nesties, Die-namics, Sizzix, Quikcutz, etc. or any punches you have!! This week we are being sponsored by Peggy Loves Vintage & she gave us some images to use....so much fun!!!! I know vintage isn't my "forte" but I kinda like how this one turned out. The papers I used are from a K & Company pad I got at Michaels. I used a paper doiley (spritzed with Vanilla Breeze Glimmer Mist), paper punched flowers (out of the same DP) and pearls.







I printed 3 copies of the image and popped up the tulip and daffodil, which you can see here:





And now my butterfly. I am tickled pink with this butterfly!! And I'll tell you why! About 6 months ago, I bought a pack of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glass cuz I thought it was cool. It sat on my shelf for .... umm, about 6 months! LOL I finally decided to use it, so I went online and googled what to do with it. I got to the Tattered Angels site with some videos & watched a couple. Lo & Behold, you can melt these little plastic bits and mold them however you want.... how freakin' cool is THAT??? So, I took the butterfly, and heated her up with my heat gun, and molded the wings to look like it was flying off the card. Once it cooled off, it stayed that way.....until you heat it again! SOOO COOL!!!!! Then, I sanded it up a bit to give it texture, then spritzed it with Yellow Daisy Glimmer Mist. I didn't like that effect so I wiped it off a bit, and some yellow stayed in the grooves, and I LIKED that effect! I am sorry that you can't see it very well!!! Then, I used a bit of crystal lacquer to adhere the plastic butterfly to my card!






Here you can see how I bent the wings:




Ok, that was a long post!! Phew! Sorry about that!!! Anyway, I hope you will head to the Challenge blog to see the rest of the DTs creations & to see where you can pick up a FREEBIE from Peggy Loves Vintage. AND PLEASE, join us this week!!!!

It is a holiday here in Alberta - Family Day -so I'm going to go hang out with Tim & the "kids"!!
Have a great day!!!
Chris

4 comments:

kimmie_35 said...

What a pretty card!
Hugs
Kim
x

PeggyLovesVintage said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the butterfly and all the layering and the colors and the papers! AWESOME!

Kathy said...

What an adorable card. Your blog header is the best I have ever seen. What a great place to stop.

Joan said...

Wow, so many things to say - I love the central flowers - they're gorgous, I also like those little ones along the side - I have such a hard time with them....and that butterfly - to DIE for - it's so delicate! Great card. Hope you're having a great Family Day.

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