G reat masculine card using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Stampin' Trimmer:
- card from Crumb Cake Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Tranquil Tide Cardstock
- 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" of light green and light brown leaves on dark green background pattern from Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper
- 3" square from Crumb Cake Cardstock
- 2-3/4" x 3-1/2" from Very Vanilla Cardstock
- scrap of Crumb Cake Cardstock
Insert the Tranquil Tide rectangle into the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Place the folder with the card stock inside on a Cutting Pad on the Big Shot Platform at the lowest possible setting. Place a Cutting Pad on top of the folder and run through the Big Shot.
Adhere the dry embossed Tranquil Tide rectangle to the front of the Crumb Cake card.
Adhere the piece of Nature's Poem Designer Paper to the center of the card front.
Mount the wood cut piece image from the Rooted In Nature Set on Block E. Ink it up with the Soft Suede Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the Crumb Cake square.
Use Paper Snips to cut out the wood cut image by hand.
Adhere the cut out wood cut image to the front of the card so it covers the lower left corner of the designer paper.
As you are ready to stamp using the Dragonfly Dreams Set, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp.
Mount the complete dragonfly image from the Dragonfly Dreams Set on Block E. Ink it up with the Tranquil Tide Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the Very Vanilla rectangle.
Pick out the open dragonfly framelit from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. Place the stamped dragonfly image on the Cutting Pad on the Magnetic Platform on the Big Shot. Place the dragonfly framelit on top so it is centered over the image. Place another Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot.
Use the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to paint some shimmer onto the wings, thorax, and eyes of the dragonfly cut out. This may cause the ink to run a bit, that's okay!
Attach some Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of the dragonfly cut out. Remove the protective backings and leave the dragonfly image face down on your work surface.
Wrap some Gold Metallic Thread around your fingers a few times. Cut the thread loose from the spool. Attach the thread in loops to the dimensionals on the back of the dragonfly cut out.
Flip the dragonfly cut out with metallic thread attached over and adhere it to the card front so it overlaps the right side of the wood cut at an angle with the head of the dragonfly pointing towards the upper right corner of the card.
Mount the sentiment of choice from the Dragonfly Dreams Set or Rooted In Nature Set on an appropriately sized block. Ink it up with the Tranquil Tide Ink Pad. Stamp it on the scrap of Crumb Cake Cardstock.
Use Paper Snips to cut out the words and cut them apart.
Use Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the cut out words at angles to each other in the upper right corner of the designer paper on the card front.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up 3 gold pearls from a sheet of Metallic Pearls making sure that you get the adhesive backing as well. Adhere the pearls randomly to the card front on the designer paper.