Friday, January 27, 2012

Dragoflies and Butterfly

 Let me begin at the bottom and work my way up, just
like you would do when constructing the design.

We have a white A2 (4.25 x 5.50 inch) card base.
Next is the textured layer that is done with an embossing
folder, cut to 4 x 5.25 inches, attached to 
the pale green card stock and trimmed to a
very narrow border using a Perfect Layers ruler.

Now die cut two of Spellbinders beaded ovals in white,
then cut two pale green ovals from Spellbinders nesting ovals.
The green ovals have been textured in Cuttlebug's dotted Swiss
embossing folder and attached to the beaded ovals.

Cheery Lynn Designs Victorian Flourish was used
to cut the lovely  flourishes that are over the
pale green dotted swiss ovals.  

The ovals have been raised off the card base with
layers of paper egg carton.  One has one layer and
the other two layers.
The butterfly and dragonflies are from dies by
Cheery Lynn Designs.
A green iridescent  and blue iridescent gift wraps was glued
to card stock to make the bugs.
I just love all kinds of gift wrap for my designs.
It is inexpensive and they make such shiny pretty papers.
For card projects a little goes a long way.  I am still
using gift wrap that I bought 15 years ago!
Christmas is the best time to buy, that is when
the shiny bling-bling stuff really shows up.

You can bend the wings on the insects to give them the appearance 
of being ready to fly off the card.  On several of them I have
attached very narrow pieces of paper egg carton
to raise them off the card a bit.


  1. Beautiful Cards
    You reference paper egg cartons used to raise elements, how do you do that? Do you actually cut out the elements from egg cartons?
    Just curious...

  2. I cut the flat pieces out of the paper egg cartons and use them in place of those expensive little pop dots. When I want more height I just glue two pieces of paper carton together. All of this is unseen just like the pop dots.