Hello, and welcome to our NC Blog Hop for June! You may have landed here from Tina Lesson’s page, and I know she had a fabulous project to share this month. Our theme for this blog hop is Cute As A Bug! And while many people have an aversion to bugs, I know that you will fall in love with all the projects shared by the team this month 🙂 Our bugs are the cute and friendly kind, lol!
For my card this month, I am using the Dragonfly Garden set and coordinating punch, along with some other die sets. And I’m doing a floating technique that involves using clear window sheets and mounting them with dimensionals to give the main focal piece a floating appearance. And it’s pretty easy to do which is a plus! And I’ve also just realized that I’m using some of the same DSP on this card that I used in last month’s blog hop, so I guess I really love the Sun Prints Designer Series Paper!
Here’s my card.
The strips of DSP appear to be floating on top of the card front! To get this effect, you start with a square of window sheet that measures 3′ x 3″. Cut out 5 strips of DSP that measures 1/2″ x 3 1/4″. Adhere the strips on the window sheet, being sure to cover the top and bottom of the square, slightly overlapping all 4 sides with the DSP, and leaving about 1/8″ between the strips so that you can see a little of the window sheet. Then, I used the 2 5/8″ circle die from the Layering Circles Die set and cut out my circle. TIP: You can use DSP using all one pattern, or mix up strips from different designs from the same pack of DSP. I chose to just use one pattern for this card, but plan to make more and will definitely try using different patterns.
For my card layer, I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock 4″ x 5 1/4″. Using So Saffron Ink and a blender brush, I added a little color to the top and left side of the layer, then I stamped some of the smaller dragonflies using Night of Navy ink. I wrapped a 5 1/2″ piece of Glittered Organdy ribbon around the white card layer and adhered the ends to the back. Then I took a 4″ piece of ribbon and tied a knot very close to the left edge of the layer and trimmed the ends. The next step is to attach the “floating circle”. Place dimensionals on the back of the circle where the DSP strips are, that way they are hidden from view. Center the circle over the Glittered Organdy ribbon.
To make the dragonfly, I stamped the image once on Basic White cardstock using Night of Navy ink, and I stamped it as well on a piece of vellum. I used Wink of Stella on the wings on both stamped images. For the vellum piece, I used our Heating Tool on the low setting and waved it back and forth several times to allow the ink and Wink of Stella to set in. Then I set that piece aside for a few more minutes to let it thoroughly dry before punching it out. I attached the vellum dragonfly over the dragonfly punched from the Basic White cardstock and adhered it with a thin line of Multipurpose Glue. That piece was then set aside for a minute or two to let that dry.
The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy Ink on a scrap piece of So Saffron cardstock and cut out using one of the dies from the Rectangle Stitched Die set. Then the sentiment was adhered to the card front and the dragonfly was attached to the floating circle. I gently bent the vellum wings up on the dragonfly to give it added dimension.
I added a few more dragonflies to the inside of the card, and of course, made a coordinating envelope!
I hope you enjoyed my Cute as a Bug card! I really had fun coming up with this one 🙂
Just a reminder, there are still a few days left to take advantage of the Last Chance products from the Jan – Jun Mini Catalog! There’s still plenty of items available so take a look to see if there’s still anything lingering on your wish list. If you click on the pic below, it will take you to my online store and automatically add this month’s host code 🙂
Now, please continue on through the rest of the blog hop to see everyone else’s take on this month’s theme. Frances Wagner is up next, please hop over to see what she has to share this month!