Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Bricks and Butterflies!

  Happy Wednesday, my friends!

It's time for a new project share for Scrappy Tails Crafts!  
I've used the fabulous Tape Runner adhesive on my project too!

I had so much fun putting this card together!
I've used a fabulous combination of great dies!

I had planned to take some "in progress" photos for you
but I was having so much fun that I forgot! ;o)

Here's my card:

Here's what I did:
First, I make my kraft cardstock card base.

Next, I took three pieces of heavy weight watercolor paper.
I used the smoosh technique with my water soluble crayons.
If you're not familiar with this technique, I will explain.
With the red/rust/brown crayons, I scribbled on my glass mat.
I misted it well with water, and let it sit for a few seconds.
I then used a scrap piece of clear acrylic to pick up the color.
I then laid the acrylic onto the watercolor paper, transferring the color.
I continued this process until I had a final colored piece that I liked.
Then I set it aside to dry.

I repeated this process with various greens,
and then again with a blues/purples combination.
When the colored watercolor pieces were all dry,
I proceeded with my die-cutting.

I cut the Slimline Brick Background Metal Craft Die twice.
Once from plain watercolor paper, and once from my red colored piece.
I took all the bricks from my red piece and mixed them up.
I then used my pretty Pink Tape Runner,
and ran adhesive all over my kraft card base,
leaving the small border edge clear.

This adhesive makes it so easy to put a card like this together.
It grabs all the little pieces and holds them tight!
It made it a very quick process with no mess! 

First, I laid the plain frame onto the adhesive on the card front.
Then I proceeded to place all the red bricks back into the plain frame.
This way there is not uniform shading, and it looks more like a brick wall.
It was so much fun to do!

Next, using the green piece, I die-cut the leaves from the Assorted Leaves Metal Dies.
I curled and shaped the leaves, and adhered them in place on my brick wall.

Then, using the blue/purple piece, 
I die-cut the butterflies from the Flying Butterflies Metal Craft Die.
I adhered the butterfly backgrounds in place on the bricks.
With the detailed butterfly cuts, I folded up the wings, 
and adhered just the body in place on the background.
Finally, I added stickles to the butterfly wings for some pretty sparkle!

This card has so much wonderful dimension!
It's such a great combination of dies!
The creative possibilities are endless!

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Scrappy Tails Products Used:

Slimline Brick Background Metal Craft Die

Flying Butterflies Metal Craft Die

Assorted Leaves Metal Dies

Tape Runner Products Used:

Pink Tape Runner - BGT-0488A Value Pack 

Other Materials Used:
Kraft Cardstock;
Watercolor Paper;
Watercolor Crayons;
Diamond Stickles.

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Here are all the links:

Scrappy Tails Crafts Shop

Scrappy Tails Crafts Blog

Scrappy Tails Facebook

Tape Runner:

Tape Runner Shop

Tape Runner Facebook

Tape Runner on Amazon



Susan M said...

It's really beautiful Nancy. Love how you created your wall the colours are fabulous for the bricks. Beautiful butterflies too !

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful and the process sounds fun.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Great wall background Nancy, it's so effective with those gorgeous butterflies and leaves.
Faith x

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