Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets on a Pop & Twist card - Stampin' Royalty #363

I love making cards with unusual folds, so making this Twist & Pop card for the Stampin' Royalty challenge this week, was right up my alley. The challenge this week was to create a project using dies. This card fold was chosen to display the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets as well as the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.
I have made this card before-see the blog post here.  In this earlier blog post, I provide a link to a video, which I found was very helpful.

A Pop & Twist card has a mechanism inside the card that "twists" open as it "pops" out.  When the card is closed it looks like a regular card.  I usually keep them closed with a belly band that is held together with Velcro rather than adhesive.  That way it can be opened and closed easily.
A picture of the belly band is below this picture.

This card front shows a Whisper White oval upon which a dragon fly is adhered on a stamped background. A die cut vellum dragonfly overlay is adhered to the  dragonfly giving it life and dimension. Dazzling details added to the wings give it sparkle.

The DSP is Serene Scenic DSP matted with a Whisper White cardstock. The card base is Delightful Dijon

This belly band keeps the card closed and is decorated with an embellishment and a sentiment.
The embellishment is made using various sizes of circle punches on the top of which is a gold foil small die cut dragonfly,

Opening the card reveals the pop and twist mechanism as well as more die cuts.

The top and bottom panels are covered with more of the Serene Scenery DSP.  Stitched die cut ovals are embellished with another dragonfly die cut as well as a die cut bumble bee.
Close ups of both are next.

A close up of the upper panel shows the details of the dragonfly with its vellum overlay.

A close up of the lower part of the inside features another die cut Whisper White oval- for written messages &/or signature.  Two gold foil die cut embellishments adorn this oval.

Each of the 4 panels are layered with Serene Scenery DSP and Whisper White card stock, the edges of which are sponged with Delightful Dijon ink. Along the bottom of each panel is  stamped (second and third generation stamping) with Old Olive and Delightful Dijon inks.
The main feature of this outer panel is a cut out bumble bee which was coloured with markers. Like the larger dragonfly some vellum was die cut and adhered to the wings only.
Because the sentiment was too large for the space, it was cut into separate words/phrases and then added it to the two middle panels.

The right two panels are almost a mirror image of the left panels.
The sentiment is completed on the inside one. On the outside panel, two bumblebees, one of which is die cut in gold foil, are buzzing around. The second one is a twin brother of the one on the left panel.

Dazzling Diamonds was added to all the vellum overlays

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams, Suite Sayings, Remembering Your Birthday (retired)
Inks: Black Memento, Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon, Old Olive, Markers (Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Soft Sky).
Papers: Delightful Dijon, Serene Scenery DSP, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Vellum card stock
Accessories: Detailed Dragonfly thinlets, Stitched Shape Framelits, Dazzling Details, Scallop circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Accessory word punch, Velcro (non SU), Dimensionals, Glue dots, Big Shot

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