The dragonfly is cut from some pearlescent yellow paper and sponged with Bashful Blue and Old Olive before I removed the die. The frame was cut from Creamy Caramel and sponged with Close to Cocoa. Then I had to decide what to put INTO the frame. I stippled some Summer Sun and Really Rust around the outside of a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and then stamped the Queen Anne’s Lace in Chocolate Chip. I stamped the Happy Birthday on a scrap of the pearlescent yellow paper with Chocolate Chip, punched out the circle, and matted it with Chocolate Chip. Everything is popped up on dimensionals, with the exception of the background – Chocolate Chip and Basic Grey Porcelain DP.
* Stamps - Queen Anne's Lace from Just For Fun Stamps
* Paper - Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Yellow Pearlescent from Crafters Companion, Basic Grey Porcelain DP
* Ink - Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Really Rust, Summer Sun
* Accessories - Floral Frame and Bugs die-cuts from Spellbinders, Circle punches, Stipple brushes, Sponge daubers
I decided to do a second card for this challenge, using one of the new stamps I received from Creative Design Boutique. In addition, I wanted to try out a new tool I recently purchased at the CHA Super Show -- The Ultimate Crafters Companion -- which has all types of score lines and templates.
I stamped and masked two of the stamps from Funky Florals by Rita Marie and Company onto white cardstock and colored with Prismacolor and Copic markers. For a little shimmer, I went over all the coloring with a clear Sakura Stardust gel pen. After sponging around the oval die-cut, I sponged Mellow Moss around the edge and added a peel-and-stick silver strip. I mounted the oval on a scalloped oval in Lavendar Lace. The card base is So Saffron, matted in Mellow Moss; and the background paper is Micro Dots DP from Rita Marie and Company. I added a few silver corner embellishments and the three punched butterflies.
The inside, however, is where I used the cool Crafter' Companion.
I stamped another one of the flowers from Funky Florals on the inside of the card. Then I cut another piece of Lavendar Lace and scored it for a gatefold card on the scorelines, which are labeled for a gatefold card. I cut out the center oval on the template section. The butterfly, cut from a two-part Cuttlebug die-cut/embossing folder set, is strung on fishing line and taped to the inside of the oval cut-out piece. I glued down two pieces of the same DP on outside sections, added some more silver corners, and glued it down on the card base. Voila, with just a little bit of extra work, you get a clever result!
Images and paper on this card may be found at Creative Design Boutique.
Stamps - Funky Florals by Rita Marie and Company
Paper - So Saffron, Mellow Moss, GP White, Micro Dots by Rita Marie and Company
Ink - Palette Noir Black, Mellow Moss, Lavendar Lace
Accessories -- Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Two-part Butterfly, Prismacolor and Copic markers, Peel-and-stick silver embellishments, Ultimate Crafters Companion, Fishing line, Martha Stewart punch