Hello everyone! Happy Monday! As you may already know, Altered Pages has partnered with Leaky Shed Studio and their design team this month. Our theme is "Flies", and we can interpret that any way we choose. I got these beautiful chipboard butterflies from Leaky Shed, so I knew I wanted to make a fun card using it as a dimensional embellishment.
I began with a pre-made 5"x7" kraft card, and layered green and purple papers from the Kaisercraft Botanical Odyssey and Hummingbird paper packs to the front. Then I printed "Aux Violettes de Nice" collage image and taped the decorative border die cut, also from the paper pack, to the top.
I applied adhesive around bottom and sides of this piece and adhered to front of card, forming a pocket, adding yellow baby ball fringe across the seam..
Stamp larger dragonfly from the Muse Dragonfly rubber stamp set onto card front, as shown, and paint with Imperial Purple Art Anthology Sorbet.
Here is a close-up of how sheer and shimmery this paint is. It works beautifully for coloring your stamped images because it does not cover up your stamping. If you look closely, you can see the images beneath the paint on the wings. Awesome product!
Paint the Leaky Shed spring butterfly with ink blocks paint to give it a color base, then cover the purple portion with Imperial Purple, the green section with June Bud, and the body with Kenyan Copper Art Anthology Sorbets. This paint is very sheer and shimmery, and I believe it shows in the photo.
Adding a few dew drops in an amber color to the body added a bit more bling. It also covered the foam dots I used to attach it to the card front.
I removed one of the tag die cuts from the Botanical Odyssey paper pad, inked the edges with Crushed Olive, and stamped Dragonfly Dreams in StazOn Spiced Chai. Then I stamped the tiny dragonflies in StazOn Gothic Purple and colored these, once again, with the Art Anthology Imperial Purple sorbet.
I added a large clear dew drop to the top of the tag to act as a sort of tag pull, and a nifty embellishment, too. This gets inserted into the pocket for a bit of interaction with your recipient. You could always add a little note to the back of the tag, also.
One more look for a slightly different angle shows the dimension on this card.
Altered Pages: ATC Blanks; Kaisercraft Botanical Odyssey Paper Pad; Kaisercraft Hummingbird Paper Pad; Muse Dragonfly rubber stamp set; AP-278 Fun Florals collage sheet; Art Anthology Sorbet dimensional acrylic paints: (June Bud, Imperial Purple, Kenyan Copper); Ball Fringe baby size (yellow); Dew Drops
Leaky Shed: Spring Butterfly Small (3pc)
IMAGINE Crafts: StazOn Midi Gothic Purple, Spiced Chai
Other supplies: Large clear dew drop (The Robin's Nest); distress inks, 5"x7" kraft card
I hope you enjoyed my card project today, and have been inspired to make a pocket style card for someone you love. And don't forget to comment each day on the Altered Pages blog for a chance to win this awesome prize package!