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Creative Elements Butterfly 3d Technique Tuesday

image The Creative Elements Butterfly Stamp alone is beautiful! To add a 3d flare to it all you need is a stylus, and a mouse pad and you can create this 3d butterfly that flutters of your cards or scrapbook pages.

  • Stamp the Creative Elements Butterfly on cardstock, ( above it’s stamped on whisper white and stamped using real red ink).creative element butterfly
  • fussy cut out the image,  do not try to cut out the antennas you will re stamp the butterfly after the fussy cut stamp is sculpted.( I left a very small border of white around the butterfly)
  • Turn over the butterfly that was fussy cut and using a 6mm stylus begin to pull towards the center of the wings they will begin to curl .creative element butterfly sculpt 2creative element butterfly sculpt
  • Shape leaving the butterfly body flat  image.creative element butterfly shape
  • Next pinch the ends of the wings and the butterfly will have a puffed appearance, creative element butterfly pinch
  • Stamp the image in a coordinating color onto the project, ( above it was stamped in tangerine tango) once the butterfly is sculpted you will glue only the body of the butterfly on top of the tangerine tango stamped image.creative element butterfly stamped
  • Add a thin bead of glue to the back of the body and glue on top of the tangerine tango stamped image.
  • Fluff the wings and enjoy.

imageFor a complete tutorial on the card created by Brandy Cox, go to Brandyscards.com search creative elements and watch the video tutorial on how to create this quick and simply elegant card.

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Stampin Up Designer Series Paper Wreath

image This stunning wreath was created using my Stampin Up Designer Series Paper scraps. I made the bow from some poinsettia 1 1/2″ ribbon I purchased at my local craft store and the 3d poinsettia flower to add that special decorative element to the project. I really enjoyed making this wreath, it was so relaxing and fun to watch it come together as I added the paper curls to the Styrofoam wreath form. It took me about 2 hours while I was resting one evening after dinner watching TV. I hope you give it a try.

Items Used:

* One Styrofoam wreath form and the 1 1/2″ poinsettia ribbon was purchased from my local craft store

* 6 sheets of 12×12 holiday designer series paper, item# 132340, price – $10.95 or #132341,  price – $12.95.

Tip: (I used scraps from a retired holiday DSP)

* Bone folder, item# 102300, price – 6.95

* Craft Scissors, item# 18360, price – $29.95

* Stampin trimmer, item# 126889, price – $29.95

* 1/4″ grosgrain real red ribbon, item # 126875, price – $4.95

* Sequence pins, purchased from my local craft store

* Tim Holtz tattered poinsettia die and companion embossing folder. If you don’t own it try using the 3d Joyful Christmas poinsettia flower I posted on YouTube. The flower tutorial is listed below.
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Instructions:

1. take the 1/4″ real red ribbon and cut it 10″ long and loop in 1/2, knot the two ends together  pin and glue it to the top of the wreath form to use as your hanger. You will not see it once  you add the paper curls just leave the loop out so you can hang your wreath when its finished.

2. Using the stampin trimmer, cut the 12×12 sheets of double sided designer series paper into 1/2″ strips,

Tip: If your paper is one sided try adding some gold and silver ink and making your own designer series paper.

3. Curl each strip just as you would if you were curling ribbon but use your bone folder,image

Tip: If the paper curls aren’t has curly as you would like you can use your fingers to reshape the curls by wrapping it around your index finger and gently pulling it off to look like a bologna curl. image

4. Take the sequence pins and pin each paper curl in the middle of the curl and attach it to the Styrofoam form.image

5. * Add your bow and the Joyful Christmas 3D poinsettia flower using a hot glue gun and enjoy.