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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Gypsy Swap Projects: Butterfly & Dragonfly

I made 2 different projects for the Gypsy Swap. This is a swap where we will share gypsy files. The projects are limited to Gypsy Font and Gypsy Wandering only.

The first one I made is a circle of butterflies. I first saw this on Capadia Designs blog a while back and wanted to try it. Because these butterflies are a little square, I added a circle flower to the center. I embossed the top layer of the butterfly bodies in my cuttlebug and then inked the dots and the edges with a purple stamp pad. I added the center of the butterfly and covered it with purple stickles. I probably could have just used the stickles....

I used pop dots to adhere the butterflies to their base to give them dimension. I also used the same stickles on top of the brad that held the flowers together.

My second project is a Mini Dragonfly Book. I welded the dragonfly to the scallop frame. I used metallic cardstock that I found at Michaels. I used gold for the cover and back, dark brown for the dragonfly and scallop frame, white for the wings and body and gold for the spine. I used a tan cardstock for the inside pages.

I used alcohol ink to make my own glimmer spray with Cranberry from Tim Holtz. I sprayed the wings and body, turning the wings pink and making the gold darker than the background. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch through the pages and a binder ring to hold it together.


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Very nice projects, but you know I am partial to Butterflies and Dragonflies! Thanks for sharing.

Audrey Frelx said...

Lori, these cards are great!!! too bad you're a team fairy, i'd ask you to summit them to the showcase...ummmm, now i'm thinking about that!!! LOL!!!