Monday, September 2, 2013

Pop-Up Cards and Sponged Butterflies

Pop-Up Cards -  the butterflies are attached to strips of clear Window Sheet and appear to be floating on air. 

Start with 2 pieces of card stock - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.  Score each along one of the short lengths at 3/8 inches.

 Apply a piece of Sticky Strip along the 3/8 inch tab you just created.

Cut 4 strips of Window Sheet about 1/4 inch wide and varied lengths.  These are not adhered to the card stock here - just laying on it so you can see them better.

 To make the butterflies - sponge Daffodil Delight ink on Whisper White card stock. 

 Sponge Melon Mambo in a 'V' around the Daffodil Delight, overlapping some on the edge.

 Using black StazOn ink, stamp the small butterfly design over the ink sponged areas.   This is not exact so each butterfly may have a little different look.   Punch using the small butterfly punch.

 Adhere one butterfly to a strip of Window Sheet.  Set the butterfly at an angle.

 Adhere a second butterfly over the back of the first -lining it up exactly. 

 Line up the strips as desired and attach them to the sticky strip on one of the pieces of card stock.

 Match up the tabs on the two pieces of card stock and adhere, covering the ends of the window sheet strips

 Decorate the card front as desires.  I made several more butterflies to decorate my card.

When you open the card, the butterflies are there to greet you.   You can see some more ideas for pop-up cards here.

Twister Pattern

This is the Twister pattern.  It is based on a quilt pattern I saw recently. 

You begin by cutting 1 inch squares of Designer Series Paper.  I am using some retired Bright Blossoms.   You need 4 squares of 4 different designs.

I adhered each set of 4 squares on Whisper White card stock.  I think the next one I will use just plain white printer paper.  The multiple layers of card stock makes the design rather thick.

I used the second smallest square of the Squares Framelits to cut out my design.  I 'twisted' the framelit until it just hit the edges of the square.   I used a pencil to make little marks on the framelit where the DSP designs meet (sort of like seams).  That makes it easier to line up the other 3 squares and make sure they are all identical.
Cut using the Big Shot.

Repeat with the other 3 pieces .  You will have 4 identical pieces. 

Arrange the pieces so the same designer paper meets up in the center. 

Adhere to white card stock (I will use plain white paper the next time).   Trim along the edge of the Twister square. 

Use your Twister square to decorate a card front.  I managed to cut a large scallop square using the large scallop square from the framelits set but it was not as easy as I thought it would be.  I will have to play with that some more and post if I get it figured out.