January 22, 2010

Bloggers Challenge - Let's Twist Again!

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday!  I'm super excited as I'm heading to Anaheim today for the Winter Craft and Hobby Show! Be sure to check back as I'll be sharing pictures from Anaheim throughout the weekend.  If you happen to be attending the SuperShow, be sure to stop by the Techniques Junkies Booth 1110 - inside the Craft Critique Pavilion, I'll be popping in to help Pat with demos. If you're staying for the CHA Trade Show, don't forget Kitchen Sink Stamps will be hosting a Meet and Greet on Monday, January 25th from 7-9PM at the Peacock Inn Suites!


This weeks Bloggers Challenge is all about using Die Cuts or Punches.  I've always loved the look of Swing Cards, but never wanted to take the time to cut them out.  My solution?  Creative Cuts and More has an exclusive A2 Twist Die Cut that makes creating these cards a breeze!  For my card, I had the base cut from Bazzill Smoothies Chocolate Cream, I added a layer of Bazzill Smoothies Watermelon Sensation on the Twist panel, added my stamped my White panel.

To decorate my White panel, I stamped the sentiment from Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Hibiscus in Memento Rich Cocoa.  Then using Eclipse Tape I stamped and masked the flowers - all stamps Kitchen Sink Stamps (see below) in various Memento Inks, adding some leaves as needed.  The Butterfly is stamped directly on the panel, then again on scrap paper, cutting off the antenna and popping it up over the stamped image.  I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip, then adhered to the Twist card.


For the back, I stamped the sentiment from Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Daisy in Memento Rich Cocoa, then added a larger butterfly, stamped direclty on the panel, then stamped again cut out and popped on dimensionals.

To finish the card, I lightly misted both sides with Pearl Glimmer Mist.  When folded flat, these cards fit nicely in regular Invitation sized envelopes.

Looking for more inspiration?  Be sure to check out what the other players created, by clicking on the Bloggers Challenge Logo on my sidebar.

Details:
Stamps Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Hibiscus, Multi Step Sunflowers, 3 Step Daisy, 3 Step Butterflies, 3 Step Hydrangea

Inks - Memento Black, Rich Cocoa, Dandelion, Cottage Ivy, Tangelo, Potters Clay, LuLu Lavendar, Sweet Plum, Angel Pink, Versafine Imperial Purple, Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink
Card Stock - Bazzill Smoothies Watermelon Sensation, White, Creative Cuts and More A2 Twist - Bazzill Smoothies Chocolate Cream
Other - Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, Glue Dot, Pearl Glimmer Mist


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19 comments :

Claudia said...

Very cool! Have fun at the show!

JP Card Crazy said...

This is awesome Lisa love the colors you chose!!

Sandra said...

what a fun beautiful card!
Sandra

Selene Kempton said...

That's pretty awesome! I'm so excited for you going away.. have fun my friend!

stampingwithsheryl.com said...

Very pretty. That's a cool die cut. Have a great time at the show!

Connie Paxman said...

Oh you lucky gal, have fun at the show and love your card...simplicity and elegance..I really like how you balanced all the images on the card..
connie paxman

Nikki Bond said...

Stunning! {SMILES}

Lisa Bohler said...

Such a great and fun "twist" to a card! Love the colors you worked with! Gorgeous! Have a GREAT time at CHA!!!

Danni said...

Truly a beautiful card!! Love the butterflies!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very pretty card. I love swing cards too. The butterflies are wonderful on this.
Have a blast at CHA

Linda Monroe said...

Love the card and the twist technique. I played along with the bloggers challenge today with the embosslit butterfly die as my cut out.
http://handmadecardsbylinda.blogspot.com/2010/01/bloggers-challenge-die-cuts.html

tonistamps said...

Great card Lisa! Beautiful images too. I'll have to try a swing card...I don't recall ever making one myself.

amycara said...

Beautiful card, Lisa. This might be my favorite challenge yet!

Tami Black said...

I need this because I can never cut these square. Love, love, love this card and this technique!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is just gorgeous- love the soft pretty colors- looking forward to CHA updates- have fun!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Truely a beautiful card!!

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful! I love that we don't even have to cut the cardstock for the main peice - your butterfly is FABULOUS!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wow Lisa! This is absolutely beautiful! What a great die! Hope you had a wonderful time in California! :D

njburk said...

Lisa--Sorry to be soooo late in viewing your great project--time just got away from me.

Love how your card pops up & that butterfly is sooo cute!

Hugs, Nola

 
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