Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Make It Monday #26: Decreasing Apertures


 Hi Folks!  This is my weekly submission to the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday series.  This week's challenge is to use the Decreasing Apertures technique using dies and/or punches.  Although I am distressingly short of PTI dies (hope to remedy that soon!), I do have quite a few other dies and punches to work with.


I also have some really cool patterned paper from DCWV (Cafe Mediterranean to be specific) to work with.  On this card the apertures were cut from So Saffron (SU) and patterned paper (DCWV) using Spellbinders dies (petite ovals, petite scalloped ovals, Labels 21).  The So Saffron card stock had been previously embossed with Divine Swirls (Cuttlebug).  After adhering all the layers together and cutting through the front of the card, the message from PTI's Birthday Basics was stamped (using SU Taken With Teal) through the aperture.  The butterflies were punched out of SU Pumpkin Pie card stock and DCWV paper, and adhered with Scor-Tape.  The bling (Jolee's Jewels) was hot-fixed to the card and butterfly.  The pattern on the butterfly was from the cloth triangle from Vintage Picnic, stamped with Taken With Teal craft ink.  I opted not to do the glittered window on this card as it would have made the sentiment too hard to read, but I will certainly try it on a future card!

Thanks for looking!
Cyndie


8 comments:

  1. Really nice nice, unique colours and your apetures are great.

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  2. BEAUTIFUL Cyndie!!! Great colors and I am in love with the plaid butterfly!!! :)

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  3. great job with the challenge...i love the shapes you have cut out and the lg butterfly outside and the sm butterfly inside!!

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  4. Cyndie this is just beautiful. Love the embossing too. Kinda fallish which I cant wait for.

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  5. This is GORGEOUS, it really caught my eye in the link list! Lovely blend of colors and textures!

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  6. You are a whizz at putting colours together. I would never have thought of this scheme and it is so vibrant and lovely. I haven't had a chance to look at this latest challenge, the challenge of 3 birthday cards for this weekend is just about too much at the moment. Maybe I need to CASE some Cyndie Stamps cards, colours, design and all (sounds so much easier). Great job.

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  7. Very pretty! Making the summer transition in colors, are we? Love the deeper hues and layers of texture.

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