Critters Graciellie Design

If You Want to Fly

June 7, 2020

Hello and welcome! Thanks so much for visiting today.

We are sharing a card that was created using a couple Graciellie Design stamp sets that were released earlier in 2020 and to let you know about an awesome giveaway sponsored by Gracie herself.  The prize is a $10 gift card to shop at Graciellie Design.  And don’t forget that the HUGE 50% off sale is still running!  Details and rules to enter the giveaway are posted on IG @kreativekinship. 

Focal Point:

  • The dragonfly image and sentiment were resized using Microsoft Word and were printed with a laser printer on vellum.
  • The dragonfly was colored with colored pencils, and was fussy-cut.
  • The square frame was cut 3 times from scrap white cardstock, and once from gold glitter paper. On each die cut, the foliage was cut away using a straight edge and a craft knife, leaving just the frame piece.  The pieces were then layered and adhered with liquid glue, with the glitter frame on top.

Background panel:

  • The floral branch image was resized using Microsoft Word and was printed with a laser printer on a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” white cardstock panel.
  • The printed panel was then foiled using a laminating machine and Deco Foil.
  • The panel was then splattered using Distress Oxide ink, and also with gouache.

Card Assembly:

  • The square glitter frame was adhered to the vellum panel with the printed sentiment, centering the sentiment toward the inside bottom of the frame.
  • The entire framed piece was then adhered with foam tape strips to the top center of the foiled card panel.
  • A piece of foam tape was trimmed to fit just along the dragonfly’s body, and was then adhered above the sentiment inside the vellum frame.
  • The entire card panel was triple matted with black and pink cardstock, with the top-most layer popped up with a piece of black craft foam.

Finishing Touches:

  • Wink of Stella was brushed over the wings on the dragonfly.
  • A few iridescent and pink sequins were adhered on the card panel forming a “visual triangle”. 

Thanks again for visiting!  Stay safe and have a great day!

Michele & Maureen

“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.”

– Harold S. Kushner

Supply List:

  • Dragonfly image: Graciellie Design – “Hope & Strength”
  • Floral branch image and sentiment: Graciellie Design – “Do Not Worry”
  • Square frame: Memory Box Co. – “Harvest Branch Corner Frame”
  • Foil: Them-O-Web/icraft – Deco Foil – Gold
  • Glitter cardstock: American Crafts
  • Vellum: Simon Says Stamp
  • Craft foam: Horizon Group – Go Create! In black
  • Colored Pencils: Faber Castell – Polychromos
  • Splatters: Tim Holtz/Ranger – Distress Oxide Ink in Picked Raspberry, Gouache in black
  • Sequins: Buttons Galore – Pretty Pinks mix
  • Glitter pen: Kuretake Zig – Wink of Stella – clear glitter
  • Foam tape: Darice 1/8” strips

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