Hi Crafty Friends... or should I say "hello"?!
I've got an awesome card today that says just that! It's part 3 dimensional and part see-through, and all over fun!!
Teresa Collins Woodgrain Cottage Embossing Folder (Craftwell)
Xyron Creative Station with 9" Permanent Adhesive Refill Cartridge and 5" Permanent Adhesive Refill Cartridge
Spectrum Noir FS8
Sharpie Markers- light green, orange, brown
Leaf - Flowers, Branches, & Leaves Sizzlit (Sizzix)
Flower rhinestones (Hero Arts- Sparkle Gems)
Patterned paper (My Minds Eye- Happy Day)
Cardstock- Lt green and Lt brown (Bazzill Basics- Monochromatics Browns and Greens)
I started my dimensional journey by embossing a piece of light brown cardstock through my Cut'n'boss machine using my Teresa Collins Woodgrain Cottage embossing folder. Then I cut my embossed cardstock down to a 4"x4" and 1"x4" pieces and set aside.
To emboss I used the following plate combo...
From bottom to top:
EMBOSSING FOLDER WITH PAPER
I then cut my Teresa Collins Pocket dies also using my Cut'n'boss machine.
This time I used the following plate combo to cut my dies:
Did you know the Cut'n'boss also cuts other brand dies?? I used my Cut'n'boss to cut sizzlits using the same combo as the embossing folder combo... but instead of a embossing folder I put the sizzlit die and paper in it's place.
Here is the combo to cut sizzlits:
With a paper trimmer I cut a 4" x 6" piece of patterned paper and a 4" x 12" piece of Acetate. I folded my acetate in half to create a 4" x 6" card base.
I ran my 1" x 4" embossed panel , one butterfly , and 4" x 6" panel all through my Xyron Creative Station with my 9" refill. I sure can fit lots of material on here at once!!
I still had a small 4"x4" embossed piece that needed some strong adhesive...
So I took out the 9" cartridge, flip up the green divider, and inserted my 5" Permanent Adhesive Cartridge...
and ran my last panel through...
Peeled and stick time!! I attached the 1" wide strip along the bottom of my card. Then did the same to my 4" piece. This leaves a 1" gap ad a window between the two pieces.
I wanted my embossing to look a little more rustic so I distressed it with brown chalk in and dauber and I taped off the window with painter's tape to keep it clean.
Then I ebrushed my leaves to add more depth to my leaves. I used my sharpies first in green, then lightly with orange, and along the stems in brown.
Then attached my leaves with Diamond Glaze. I then peeled and attached my butterfly to my card front. I also attached my patterned paper onto the inside of my card.
For my second butterfly, I folded the wings back and added diamond glaze to just the body.
I attached the two butterflies together just at the bodies and flipped the wings up to make it dimensional.
I shaped my flowers using a stylus and rubbed the backs of my flowers gently in a circular motion. I couldn't find my trusty mouse pad I usually use so I found a quick solution... fun foam!! LOL Worked like a charm!
Glued my flowers down with more Diamond Glaze and added my bling in the center of my flowers. And lasty I ebrushed the bottom of my "hello" using Spectrum Noir in FS8. Then I attached it onto my acetate.
And here is my finished card!!
I hope you enjoyed today's project...
I loved being able to stop and say HELLO but now it's time for me to say GOODBYE...
See you all next time!!