Monday, 28 April 2014

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 115

This week at Crafty Cardmakers, the challenge has been set by my team mate Kim, and her theme is 'It's a Bug's Life'. She wants your project to have an insect of some type as the focal point of the piece - so, adding a butterfly at the end won't count!

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See the challenge blog for details. (There's a link in my sidebar.)

Now, I followed a link from a group I belong to, as the technique described looked interesting. It took me to this site where a lady called Pam Sparks has been using an inlay technique to make cards. Now, a while ago I bought a set of Sizzix dies and stamps, of which the centrepiece is a dragonfly, so I decided this challenge was the ideal time to combine the idea with the die, and this is the result.

 The first thing I did was to assemble the dragonfly. I've used both parts of the Sizzix die, and I added some Perfect Pearl in Smoke Blue to the 'outline', while I stamped the wings with Versamark using an Inky Doodles die before adding more Perfect Pearl in a pink shade. I've actually done several layers of inset here. The wing pieces were inset into the outline, and raised a little. The flowers were also stamped with Versamark and shaded with Perfect Pearl. The lower flower is snset into the background while the upper one is layered on top, using some glue gel to give it a little more prominence. The paper is from a magazine freebie pad.

Here you can see the insetting a little more clearly, and you can even spot the very faint patterning on the flower and dragonfly wings.

I hope you can join us this time.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge where anything goes (with patterened paper)
Crafty Girls where anything goes,
Brown Sugar where anything goes,
Crafty Catz where anything goes,
Sister Act where anything goes,
The Squirrel and the Fox where they want us to use a punch or die cut.


Kim x said...

Great card Hun and thanks for the link to show how it is done.
Sorry I have been a bad visitor just lately.
hugs Kimx

PaperDaisies said...

Love the technique you have used. It is very effective. The result is stunning. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon x

fiona walker said...

Thankyou for entering our challenge this fortnight at Crafty Girls.
Fiona dt/blog co-owner x

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Cute card Josephine. I like the dragonfly and the gorgeous DP. Great embellishments.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at The Squirrel and The Fox!! Hope to see you again next challenge. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria DT

My name is Cindy said...

What a clever idea! I will be looking at my dies now to see which ones I could use this way. Hugs Cindy x said...

Hi there Josephine, what a perfect card and wow !!! that butterfly is just stunning against that gorgeous background.



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