Monday, May 1, 2017

Dragonfly & Butterfly Z-Fold Birthday Card {05.01/2017}

My good buddy, who loves dragon flies, had a birthday ... so, what does one do? Make a dragon fly birthday card! I started out by creating a Z-fold card panel. I cut a 12" piece of cardstock on an angle and then scored it at 4" and 8". Then, I folded the card together and decorated it up. This is the card CLOSED. I have additional images below which show it opened and other parts to it.

Here is the card OPENED. I stamped the Enchanted Mum Bouquet mums image from Heartfelt Creations, with purple ink, onto the purple cardstock. This gave me a tone-on-tone look. I also die cut a butterfly from an old butterfly die set (maybe from Spellbinders?). I also die cut some cat tails and dragon flies from another random die set that has been in my stash since dirt was created.

I also created a mum flower, using Heartfelt Creations' Enchanted Mum Die. I die cut the mums out and layered them all up to create a dimensional flower. I squeezed on some of Sparkle N Sprinkle's Dimensional Glue to the inside of the flower, and added in some Royal Purple Glass Glitter to the inside of the flower. I also used a Nuvo Glue Pen (fine tip) to add additional adhesive and sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Lacy Lilac glitter. This made the mum really pop and sparkle!

And, because it was a birthday card, I had to include a sentiment! I stamped out a sentiment using Lawn Fawn's Happy, Happy, Happy stamp set with black ink. Then, I sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Sparkle embossing powder and heat set it. This made the sentiment sparkle and shine!

My friend loved this card - it was so much fun to make, and I love this Z-fold style card. It is interactive, different, yet can still fit into a standard A2 envelope (without all the dimension I added here).

And, I am entering this card into Cardz 4 Galz - A Shaped Card - Challenge #46.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!


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  1. Super fun card Chris, love the monochromatic base look with all your fun colored embellishments - really makes them pop!

  2. Fantastic monochromatic shaped card, Chris! I love all the sparkle and shine - I've not used my glass glitter yet -- what's up with that? Beautiful butterfly, too! So happy to see you at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. Thanks for joining in with your lovely artwork. Hope to see more of your pretty creations in our future challenge themes! Please check back to see if you have won a badge.
    crafty hugs,

  3. Beautiful card. The butterfly, I'd like to know what stamp you used for that and how you colored it?

  4. Pretty, pretty card, love the colors too and that awesome use of the glitter!!