May 21, 2012

Kindness Matters

I’ve always liked this stamp set, but would refrain from using it for one reason or another.  Last week I stepped up to the challenge and decided to use it.

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I’m thinking the thing that bother me the most was the fact that the small butterflies were in a straight line and as one stamp….not sure about you, but I have never seen butterflies fly all lined up.  I decided to do something I have never done before…..cut and rearrange the stamp.

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The three butterflies on the bottom is how they are displayed as a stamp.  The acrylic block shows how I wanted them to be after minor surgery.  lol  I then stamped these butterflies randomly throughout the front of my card.  They seem to be more ‘in flight’.     

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A huge thank you to LeAnne at WEEinklings for giving me the inspiration for running my twine vertically through the Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Punch.  The butterfly was made from the Bird Builder and Blossom Petal Builder punches.  A heart was punched from the Owl Builder punch and placed at the center of the bow knot.  Last but not least, I randomly stamped a dotted background stamp (retired from SU!) to give it a more vintage look.

Thanks so much for stopping in today, I so enjoy the company!  I went from a little vintage today to a little modern for tomorrow, here’s a peak.

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See you then!

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15 comments:

Viv said...

Linda the Amazing Stamper Upperer strikes again!! What a stunner we have folks with such a clever treatment of a difficult stamp! (LOVE the colours btw). xxx

Linda said...

I heart this card. I love the colors and the twine together. aaahhhh - so sweet...

Kards by Kadie said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL Linda!

Vonnie said...

Love your idea on cutting the stamp. Your card has so many great ideas on it. Thnks for sharing! I can hardly wait for the next card!!!

Brenda said...

Love that blue. Thanks for sharing the tip about twine through the ribbon punch. Glad you're back, I missed your posts and inspiration.

Linda Callahan said...

You were born with an artist's eye for sure! Great idea splitting up the stamps! And I love the stitching through the border punch - this is wonderful - love it!

Deana13 said...

WHAT!!! You cut up a stamp! AND rearranged it! What were you thinking?! I'm going to have to remember that - that really works with this stamp. You fixed it!

LeAnne said...

Well, I occasionally cut up my stamps but I actually NEVER thought to do it on this one....duh! What a smart little chickie you are! And they do look so realistic fluttering on your card!

Joyce said...

I love this card. The twine through the ribbon border punch looks fantastic, I would have never thought to try that. I've always liked this stamp, but like you, I didn't like them in a straight line because it makes me think of biology class and the poor butterflies pinned on a display board, so I've always colored them separately to stamp. Cutting them apart will make it so much easier! I always enjoy your cards and this is another one that I will CASE. Sending you wishes of Peace, Love & Joy.

Gerry said...

Love this card!! I never would have thought to cut up a stamp...thanks for that great idea. Very clever use of the twine.

Linda said...

Beautiful card, Linda. The butterflies are much too pretty to not be flying solo!! The ribbon punch also looks nice with the white/color twin and crossed (like tying a tennis shoe). Just adds a little something :o) Looking forward to tomorrow's show stopper!!

Susan said...

This card with squares is absolutely stunning. Thanks you for sharing.

Theresa said...

This is such a pretty card. I love the colors and you did a wonderful job creating the butterfly.
Btw, I cut my stamps apart all the time.

BeverlyBL said...

Very brave, but it does look tons better. Think I'll be chopping on mine, too. Saw Jennifer Maguire cut up a chevron stamp and that was my first time. It worked out great and if you don't cut off any little corners or try to even things up, you can even put it back together to stamp like it was meant to do. No harm, no foul. It all made a very pretty card. Love the twine in the scalloped ribbon.

Pam~ said...

Playing catchup and I'm glad I stopped by to see your butterflies...they are so pretty! Cool look with your threaded twine!

I have been known to cut some stamps apart but did not think about this one. I like it!

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