You've whooshed through another week, halfway through the year! I hope you have a wonderful weekend with a bit of time for getting crafty!
Last week I saw that the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge wanted us to play with tissue paper and to be honest, I thought, nah, I've got so many things on my "Try This!" list, I'll just pass on this one.
Then I saw Loll's Video and I couldn't wait to give it a try!
I made a large panel from the tissue paper with the DI colors you see and then I cut that into four smaller sections to make four cards. For the card above, I added dimension with MFT frame dies. Loll showed how beautiful gold looks on the tissue paper, so I added lots (and lots) o' dots using Delicata "Golden Glitz" and overlaid both frames with a gold Hugs sediment.
I decided to use another piece of the tissue art as a landing strip for a dragonfly. To add more pahjazzle, I used the negative of the dragonfly die as a stencil and sponged random dragonflies in the same colors I used for the tissue paper smooching. Then I embossed the panel (which is glossy) with a Sizzix e/f.
The above photo has a shadow that makes it look like the gold dragonfly has wing defects from a boating accident, so here's another angle:
As I was pulling out various paper options for what to partner with the tissue paper, I came across some gorgeous gold-embossed acetate sheets from (I think) SU which, natch, have never used. And I veered off the tissue paper course, but stuck with the gold.
I measured the acetate sheet and laid out the design. I stabbed two holes in the acetate where I wanted the gold brads to be. Then I lined everything up again and stabbed two holes in the gold panel. Using the brads, I then impaled the butterfly to the acetate and then to the gold panel. Then I adhered the gold panel (with everything stuck to it) to the card base with foam tape.
It took me longer to type that, than it did to make it!
I thought at first that the card was schparkly enough without a sediment, but the more I glanced at it across the room, the more Hammy changed my mind, especially when I thought of this Impression Obsession die. I die-cut it from adhesive gold paper and slapped it onto the acetate.
Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy! LITS!*