And here's where I got stumped. I wanted to mount it on Concord Crush, but I wasn't having any success cutting out a frame freehand. If only I had a scallop oval that would fit!! But then I was struck by a rare thought of inspiration. Click here for my tutorial on how I framed the oval.
I was thrilled that I was able to punch out the circle frame from Frames with a Flourish using the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch. Remember that I printed out several copies of it and it took several tries for me to get one that was centred perfectly. But unfortunately I printed it out on Perfect Plum cardstock. And I had made my scallop frame from Elegant Eggplant cardstock. And then I had these butterflies punched out with the Beautiful wings Embosslit, in Concord Crush. I was a bit hesitant to combine all 3 purples because they aren't all the same tones of purple. But once I laid the whole card out before I glued it, I decided that it was worth taking the risk. I mounted the entire middle on several different layers of cardstock. But I really wasn't happy. I decided to put some ribbon along the bottom, but I find the Stiched Poly Ribbon difficult to ruffle, and I knew I wanted a ruffled ribbon for more of a vintage look. So then I took some Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon and inked it up with a Concord Crush classic ink pad. It took a long time to dry out, but once it was dry I ruffled it along the bottom of the card. And FINALLY I was happy with it!!!
I hope you enjoyed today's project, now hop on over to Heidi King's blog to see her next amazing project.
Cardstock – Elegant Eggplant, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Whisper White, Confetti Cream, Perfect Plum
Classic Ink - Concord Crush, Crumb Cake
MDS “Ink” –Elegant Eggplant, Crumb Cake
Adhesives – SNAIL adhesive, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Punches - 1 ¾” Scallop Circle – Trimmed and shaped to fit around large oval frame image, Two-Step Bird Punch Extra Large,
Accessories – Baja Breeze ½” Seam Binding Ribbon inked with Concord Crush Classic Ink, Whisper White 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon, Beautiful Wings Embosslit with the Big Shot, Very Vanilla Vintage Flower Adornments, Perfect Plum Designer Button, Pewter Mini Library Clip,
Non-Stampin’ Up! white thread
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