Monday, April 27, 2015

Using a New Technique

I used some familiar tools today and one new one, plus a new method I have not tried before. The new tool was the Stampin' Up Flower Medallion Punch. The new method was to use a pair of Martha Stewart scissors which at one time I HAD to have, but did not use them until today.  (Smile). I punched out three flower medallions, making the last one smaller by cutting it down just a bit. The petals were bent and shaped and stacked on top of each other to make the flower fuller. The next part was a new method.

Using these Martha Stewart special scissors, I took a 1/4" strip of white paper and made a long fringe, then inked it with yellow ink and rolled it up and glued the last part down so that it created the center of the flower. The fringy piece was then manipulated to spread out. By the way, I found lots of flower ideas from this video at

After the flower was assembled, I inked it and sprinkled glitter on it. The butterfly is also glittered and embellished with Viva Liquid Pearls.

Finally, a bow was added at the bottom.

I used these to make the card:

Stampin' Up:  Flower Medallion Punch; Elegant Butterfly Punch
Memory Box:  Lorelai Leaf Die
Just Rite:  Grand Sentiments Stamp
Martha Stewart:  Fringe Scissors
Fiskars:  Small Butterfly Punch
Viva:  Liquid Pearls
Pink Ribbon

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Apr 28 Inspiration Destination - AAG UE
Apr 28 Dies R Us Challenge - Flowers 3E #1
Apr 28 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2 PP
Apr 30 Allsorts Challenge - Bling 3E #1
Apr 30 Craft for the Craic - Spring or Easter 5E #2
Apr 30 Cardz TV Challenge - Flowers 3E #2
Apr 30 Craft Dee Bowz - AG with a Handmade Bow UE
Apr 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - AG with Patterned Paper UE
May 02 Crafting from the Heart - AAG 3E #1
May 02 613 Avenue Create - AG UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day, and that you would prosper and live at God's highest level for your life.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do." NLT


  1. Oh so pretty! I love color and this card caught my eye. It's cheerful, pretty and uplifting! LOVE the color ribbon you used for that attractive bow, too! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I hope you'll join in each month since your art work is wonderful and I love seeing it! Hugs, Gail

  2. Very pretty! Love the flower. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination this week.

  3. Love the happy Spring Time colors Ginny and your flowers are awesome! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘MAY FLOWERS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  4. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with more of your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  5. Lovely card, l have not seen scissors like those before.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Bring On The Bling' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  6. What wondrful colours! Thank you so much for entering in our bling challenge at Allsorts!

  7. Wonderful use of patterned paper! The flower and the bow are both beautifully done! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner


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