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>> Friday, April 29, 2011

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has been going well. It happens to the best of us. Sooner or later. we or someone we know, catches a bug. Too bad they aren't as cute as these and we can't just put them in a jar and get on with our day. If someone you know is under the weather, then maybe a card like this will help them feel a tad better.

For my card, I took a top folded 4.25 x 5.50 card, placed it in a large die w/ the top edge of the card just inside the cutting edge and die cut it to get this shape. I took smaller sizes of the same die and cut them to make the sentiment panels. Another die was used for the one under the jar. I kept the dies in place and sponged color on all of them. While I was engineering this card, I had it in my head that the bugs needed to be in a jar. So I drew a jar and stamped the bugs (dragonflies) inside. I made a jar lid out of some silver card stock and put it on top.
For the fold down sentiment, I cut the inside panel much like I did the card. I took a slightly longer c/s piece and folded it about an inch from the edge then made sure it was inside the cutting edge of the die. I cut two more (regular) panels of the same size. On the folded one, I stamped the inside greeting then glued the folded flap between the dragonfly panel and the outside greeting panel (like a c/s sandwich). I attached a little doodad (I know these have a name but it totally escapes me, lol) w/ a brad to hold it closed. A few punched dragonflies were added and I colored their wings w/ a clear glitter gel pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!






Supplies:
stamps: One Line Caught a Bug?, Caught a Bug Greeting, Flower/Dragonfly Postage Frame
paper: white
ink: VersaFine onyx, Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea
accessories: Spellbinders dies, markers, clear glitter gel pen, dragonfly punches, doodad whatchamacallit (wow, spell check did not light up at that word!) & tiny brad to hold the panel closed

6 comments:

jonim52 said...

Awesome car, love the jar and the fold down flap

Karin said...

You say drew a jar like it's no big deal..lol! How talented are you?! The sentiment flap is awesome and I love the choice of colors!

Samantha said...

This is adorable Julie! Love the flap, the colors and your genuine artistic talent!!

Sue said...

OMG! You are so fricken' amazing! It would be worth getting sick if someone would send me a card like this :)

Donna said...

What a cute card, Julie, especially with the little pull down interactive!

Pam said...

This is such a fun and wonderful creation. Great colors and such a cool design.

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