Thursday, May 7, 2015

Eggshell Mosaic Card - Taken up a Notch

I kept looking at the Eggshell mosaic card and felt that it needed something!  Does that ever happen to you?  You finish a card, but you feel something is missing?

I was using this card as a class project, and I needed some little projects while the eggshell piece was drying, so I made 2 flowers using 2 sizes of scallop circle punches,and coloured a piece of ribbon.  When these were added to the card, now the card felt "done"

Here's the before card:

And here's the after:

Ribbon: 5/8" white organza ribbon was coloured with a Tempting Turquoise marker and blended in with an Aqua painter.  It was set aside to dry.  After it was dry, a bow was made, and attached to the background with a hot glue gun.

Flowers:  Two flowers were made - a Blushing Bride one, and a Tempting Turquoise one.  Three pieces of each one of the colours were punched using the 1 1/4" scallop circle punch, 2 pieces using  the 7/8" scallop circle punch and 2 pieces of Old Olive using the 1 1/4" scallop circle punch.  The middle piece of the flower  was daffodil delight die cut using the Build a blossom die.
After sponging all the edges with their respective colours (except the stampens which were sponged with Soft Suede), a pair of paper snips were used to snip each of the scallop circles between every second scallop.
With a skewer or handle of a paint brush, each scallop was folded around the skewer until all layers were done.
Using a glue gun, each layer was glued together, alternating flower petals of each layer.  The Old Olive one was turned upside down, and the flower hot glued to it.
Each flower was then glued to the Eggshell background.

This card took the students 2 hours to make, but they learned so many new skills in the process.  Each proudly took their card home.

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