Yesterday was our first day of a partial lockdown, and locally, it looked as if it was working! Hubby and I went out for a walk in the beautiful spring sunshine at lunchtime. We stayed around some of our local tree-lined roads where we live. Twice when someone was walking towards us, they crossed over the road to keep their distance. We saw about three female joggers, one of them was accompanied by her two sons who were riding their bicycles!
Yesterday I decided to make an Easter card using the gorgeous Sending Flowers circular die. Needless to say, I just had to use yellow because yesterday was another glorious sunny day! I chose Pineapple Punch because it’s one of the InColours that will be retiring on 2nd June 2020 and I’d like to be able to use up my cardstock.
The Pineapple Punch Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the 2018 – 2020 InColour DSP 6″ x 6″ Pack. The cardstock sizes are: 1). Card base Pineapple Punch cardstock (CS) 11½” x 5¾” scored and folded at 5¾”; 2). Whisper White CS – 2 pieces 5¼” x 5¼”; 3). Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces 5” x 5”; 4). Whisper White CS – 2 pieces 4¾” x 4¾”. After I had die cut the circle of flowers, I gently pushed the little half-die cuts around the outside upwards rather than having them lying flat.
The sentiment I chose is from the Fable Friends Stamp Set. I stamped it using Pineapple Punch Ink on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. It has been die cut with the no 2 die from the Stitched Nested Labels dies which fitted the sentiment perfectly. All too often I find the sizes of these dies are too big for the job I want them to do for me, which is a shame because I love ALL our stitched dies!
For the butterflies, I used the Duet Butterfly Punch to create twelve butterflies which I adhered back to back to make six butterflies so the white spots were visible on both sides. To create their bodies, I used a very narrow piece of cardstock which was left over after I’d trimmed an A4 sheet to 11½”, i.e. 0.09″ wide. I cut six pieces which were a bit less than three-quarters of an inch long.
To round each end of these “bodies”, from the underside of the Duet Butterfly Punch, I slid each end into the lower part of the large butterfly’s wing where it’s very “scalloped”. After I adhered the bodies in place, I painted over them using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. I adhered three inside the card and three on the outside and on the latter three I adhered four of the gold Metallic Pearls along their bodies.
I decided to add some more Wink of Stella but this time on the flower heads and also on the edge on the outside of the stitches on the sentiment. To finish my flowers I added some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots in the centre of all the non-tulip flowers! I suspect these enamel dots are retired because I can’t find them in the annual catalogue nor the last two mini catalogues!
I think that’s about it for today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime, please take care and stay well. Happy crafting.
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