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Friday, July 28, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams, Beautiful Bouquet, Thank You Card, Torn Cardboard Technique

Years ago I saw card that used torn corrugated cardboard on the background. I think that technique may be coming back. I saw this card on Pinterest.  You can see the original card here.

This is a pretty simple technique.  All you do is figure out the size of the cardboard you need and cut it.  Then rip off the top layer.  You will need your stylus to do this.  You can rip off as much or as little as you want.  When I was working with this piece, I had the top layer removed and then I took a little more off here and there to expose the bumpy lines.  And then I went a step further and removed some of those bumpy lines. Again, you can remove as much or as little as you wish.

Once I was done removing the cardboard and I liked what I saw, I proceeded with the rest of the card.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Soft Suede.  It opens from the right and the fold is on the left, a regular fold, nothing special.

The next layer is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Then another piece of Soft Suede was added, it measured 3-3/8" x 5".  My cardboard piece was cut 3-1/2" x 4-3/4".  I just taped all the layers together.

I stamped the dragonfly from the "Dragonfly Dreams" set and I fussy cut it out. I started at the bottom right side and then did the bottom left side. From there I headed up to the wings.  I thought it would be much easier to cut the bottom first while I had something to hang on to. I was glad I cut it out that way.  Had I done the wings and head first, it would have been so much more difficult to cut the body. I colored in the wings using Pacific Point ink and a blender pen. I also used Wisteria Wonder and a blender pen and added it in a few places.  I set it aside to dry.  I find that blender pen fluid doesn't dry right away, not quick enough to be handling it like you need to for this card.

For the grass I took a 5-1/2" long scrap of Garden Green.  I used Garden Green because it was what I had on hand for scrap.  I'm sure any of the greens would work. Well, except the Lucky Limeade, it's a little bit too yellow/limy!!!  I took the scrap to my cutter and cut small slivers off the scrap piece.  A couple of them were too wide so I just took my scissors and split them.  I gently pulled the strips between my thumb and forefinger to get the paper to curl a little.  I glued the pieces in place.  Tape is too hard to work with.  

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set. I stamped them using Basic Black ink and Very Vanilla cardstock. I did use Whisper White, but it was too bright.  I used the stitched thinlits to cut it out and I used a scrap piece of Crumb Cake and the scalloped circle for the round layer.  I taped those two pieces together.

I used Dimensionals to set the dragonfly and the words in place.  And that was how I made this card. I do like it and I think I'm going to make another.  I have a garage full of cardboard.  It seems to make it's way to the garage to be broken down but it doesn't get broken down.  So it sits there until there is a bunch of it to be recycled.  UGH!!!  I can't complain though, I have messes here that I don't tend to, so hubby can get by stacking his cardboard boxes until he's ready to recycle!  I bet that when I go out there to get a piece to make another card, he will have broken them down and recycled them!!!  Just my luck, huh?  LOL  Anyway, this was a very fun card to make, even with the fussy cutting. Oh and it's a great masculine card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

1 comment:

Margie Joy said...

Wow! Love the card.