Saturday, 18 February 2012

LIM Week 55 - theme, punches or dies

 and with the card closed......
The challenge on Less is More this week is to use punches or dies. I knew I wanted to achieve the effect of having a butterfly punched in the middle of the card - but how when the punch won't reach and I don't have a die. I scored the card - made this a feature of the card and used it to bend the card back to get the SU punch to reach to where I wanted it. I overstamped the butterfly on the inside of the card to give the effect of flight. The sentiment is from a PTI set.
I'd also like to enter the card into:-
Flutterby Wednesday's challenge - anything with wings
Divas by Design challenge- wings and things
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT challenge - spring is in the air

30 comments:

Chantal said...

Your card is so elegant. I love it!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

This is stunning Linby. I love the simplicity of it . . .it's SO effective.
Hugs, Sandra View my card HERE!

Kimberley said...

Love the aperture and the colours used.

Ohneilly said...

A lovely card, like how you got the butterfly in the middle- great tip!
Claire x

Chrissie said...

This one is simply fabby Linby...... Just love the elegant simplicity!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card love your colours

Anne

Anne said...

Hi Linby this is so elegant, love those scored lines and the colours
Anne
x

kayc said...

Lovely card Lynn. Have a good weekend. Kathleen x

Lisa Jane said...

whata brilliant idea to score the card so you could get the punch into the middle .. i love the butterflies too
So pretty
Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight
Lisa x

Mandi said...

Fabulous card Lynn
Those butterflies looks great
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Rosemary said...

super lovely card, lynn!!

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card Lynn. I love the punched butterfly in the centre.
Nikki x

Marlena M. said...

Great texture and focus, Linby! I love those butterflies.

Cheryl said...

oh Hun this is just brilliant you always come up with such super idea,just love this to bits,hugs Cherylxxxx

DesignerDiva said...

Fabulous idea and stunning design, its so elegant!
Thanks for joining the Ladybugs at LCI this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Aileen said...

How clever to get your butterfly aperture in the middle I would have been stumped! The resulting card is lovely. x

GinaA said...

This is super, must try your tip of folding the card. Nice colour combo.

Scrapmate said...

Love the way you got around your punching problem.

Sue said...

Fab card, love the understated look.
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Sue xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Linby . . . thanks for your comment giving me further tips on using up those embossed circles. Much appreciated. xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super what a great card, Love the colours you have used, Love Hazelxo

Susan said...

I've always heard that necessity is the mother of invention...and you just proved it with your creative way to punch in the middle of the card! Super card!

Jenny said...

Libby that's a clever way to get your punch nearer the centre othe card! Great effect with the shaped aperture and gorgeous bright colours too :0)
Jenny x

Louise said...

What a clever little trick. Thanks for sharing that - will definitely be used at some point. Love the card too - simply beautiful xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous card Linby, Love the pretty butterflies and a clever idea for cutting the butterfly in the middle, Gay xxx

Marrigje said...

Great way of using punches.

Marrigje

Beryl K said...

Terrific card Linby, great idea to get the butterfly in the middle of the card
Beryl x

Loli said...

Hola Lin, very originald design!!!i like the embossing lines it's a great effect, well done Lin:D
A hug from Palma and have a nice end of the week:D

Karen said...

stunning and elegant! beautiful card hugs Karen x

Julie said...

Thanks for joining our TLT Spring themed challenge this time,hope to see you again tommorow for our new challenge, Julie.x