Saturday, March 10, 2012

Butterflies Galore

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This week is technique week over at the JUGS blog, and faux embossing with die cuts or punches is the challenge.  You can find the tutorial for this technique here

I must admit, I have never done this before and had a lot of fun creating my own embossed background from punches.  The sky is the limit as far as backgrounds you can create and it's a great way to get additional use from your dies and punches.  Definitely going to try this technique again.

I chose a Martha Stewart butterfly punch to create the faux embossed background on my card.  Fifteen punched butterflies later, I arranged them in a pattern to my liking and then glued them all down.  The holes in the punched butterflies made the gluing a bit tricky as many of them wanted to stick to my finger rather than the card, but I persevered LOL!

This Create with Connie and Mary sketch from a few weeks back was perfect as it had a lot of open space which showcases the technique.  Of course, where there are butterflies, there must be some flowers so out came my MFT flower die and one more punched butterfly for good measure.  Told you I can't wait until spring arrives LOL!

Hope you can join us this week.  Simply link your creation using this fun and easy technique to the challenge post by Thursday, March 15th at 12:00 P.M. Eastern.   If you are using an online gallery, use key word JUGS127.  Look forward to seeing your creations :)

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Kind Words (Verve) 
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Romance 
Ink: Black 
Accessories:  5/8" Rose Romance Grosgrain Ribbon, MFT Flower Die, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches and Heart Border Punch, Black Half Pearls, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, DImensionals

14 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Such beauty! The butterflies are amazing...and the border punching looks fabulous as well! I'm lovin' the colors, too...awesome take on this sketch, Marisa!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh this is gorgeous! LOVE the background you created with the punched butterflies!!! Totally cool!

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous! You are rocking the white and love that technique! Never tried it, but I want to now :). Sorry I haven't been around much - too little blog surfing time! Hope you have a great weekend! Bright sun here, but only in the 30s so far :(

Vicki Dutcher said...

Another fabulous job! Love the bflies and especially your color combo! :)

Maureen said...

that is perseverance!! I hear ya on the glue!! LOL Love this technique and hope to squeeze it in :) Am so looking forward to more daylight after tonight :) My fav time of year for sure and this card is the perfect way to celebrate :) I won't mind not having a 2 week Spring Break as everything is Irish for the next week in my class and my leprechaun always plays tricks on my kids :)

Sharon Jones said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Marisa! I must try this technique on my St. Patrick's Day card coming up. It looks fantastic the way you did that!

Lisa Kind said...

This is gorgeous, Marisa! I love the butterfly background you created! Great layout for this technique!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh my WORD, this is so striking. Love that white and berry combo....it pops! Love what you did the layout, too. I gotta go print out that sketch.

Katina said...

Absolutely beautiful!!
xx

Kathryn B said...

This is just stunning Marisa! Love the butterflies and the heart border is just awesome! Great job with this weeks technique! So glad you're with us this month!

TannyP said...

Ohhhhlala! I love your ribbon treatment on this beauty and that beautiful flower. Gorgeous faux embossing and half pearl use =)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fun and girlie! I like the punch for the background, now that I need to try!

Nance Leedy said...

Just had to comment on this one too, Marisa. I ADORE this embossing with punches technique. It's fabulous and the white butterflies are stunning. I don't think you should ever make a card without leaves or a butterfly! ;-) ((hugs))

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the way you used the white butterflies as a background and the pink flower is beautiful. TFS!