Monday, September 14, 2015

Teresa Collins See-thru Card

Hi Crafty Friends!! I get to kick off this week with this awesome card made with lovely Teresa Collins Papers!! That's because Teresa Collins is this month's sponsor for Craftwell!! Woohoo... how awesome is that?? 

And when I saw these new clear sheet of Teresa Collins I knew I had to make a see-thru card... A shaker see-thru card!!

Supplies Used
Cut'n'Boss (Craftwell)
Teresa Collins Pocket Dies, Leaves (Thankful Set), Happy Frame (Lifestyle Set), Butterfly ( Memory Collection)
eBrush (Craftwell) w/ SN adapter
Spectrum Noir Markers- IB1 and GT1
Acetate (Grafix)
Black Foam Sheet
Diamond Glaze
PITT Artist Pen B (Faber-Castell)
Gesso (Liquitex)
Paper Trimmer

I started my shaker card by cutting my Happy frame from my flower paper, black foam sheet, and gold from the TC Project Pink Gold paper. The gold is awesome not overly shiny but still a lot of bling!

Next, I ran my pieces all through my Xyron Creative Station to give them all instant adhesive.

I wanted a coordinating panel for the inside of my card and I also wanted it sized appropriately... so I used my die that I used to cut my frame, trace around it with the same Teresa Collins Flower Paper, and cut it out with my scissors. I adhered it to an A2 sized card base I made using Teresa Collins' Clear Paper in Gold Arrows.

I also used more TC Collector's Edition Flowers Paper to cut out my butterfly. I used a my PITT Artist Pen to draw the outlines and wing details. Then finished it off by applying gesso with a toothpick for the white spots.

For the shaker... I added the the flower paper to plain white card stock as a backer before running it through my Xyron Sticker maker... making it one solid piece. Next, I adhered the foam to the out line of the framed area of the flower paper. Then I sprinkled some sequins into my  framed area. I used diamond glaze over the foam and topped it off with my window made from my golden frame adhered to acetate.

 I chose to do it this way because the framed area is used as guide to where to glue my foam frame for proper alignment... once I put the top layer on it will all line up with the foam and I don't have to worry about my foam being crooked.

I wanted my butterfly to look like it was in a tree or resting on a branch so I cut out 5 stems of leaves out of black card stock and adhered them to the outside of my frame using my glue pen.

I didn't want the shaker to look like it was just "floating" so I  used a couple Teresa Collins border stickers to accent the front of my card and anchor my shaker frame.

Then I I curled the wings of my butterfly to give it a bit of dimension and only applied adhesive to the body of the butterfly and attached it on top the leaves and let dry.

And here is my finished card...

These Teresa Collins papers make this card look ultra chic. Pictures don't do this justice!! 

I hope you enjoyed my project for today!!

Until next time...
Happy Crafting Friends!!

~ Mitsy