Friday, May 20, 2011

Dreams Come True

I've wanted to use this technique for a while now.  I'm not sure where I saw the idea, but I love interactive cards or cards with surprising things on the inside.

Here's the outside...just your basic card...

Here's the inside...surprise!  A flying butterfly.

The inside says "Believe until your dreams come true."

I just punched a 2 1/2" circle and cut a swirl out of it.  Then I stuck it to the bottom of the card with a glue dot.  Next I laid the swirl flat on the bottom of the card, put a few drops of liquid adhesive (I used Liquid Glass) on the top of the swirl, and closed the card so that the other end of the swirl stuck to the top of the card.

Test it to make sure it opens easily.  Let dry.  When you open the card again, the swirl should be connected top and bottom to the card.  :)

After stamping and cutting out the butterfly, I put a another drop of Liquid Glass on the swirl where I wanted to place the butterfly.  Pretty easy!

I made the swirls on the circle about 1/4" wide.  Smaller looked better than larger (1/2"), plus you get more swirlies.

I also misted the butterflies with a mixture of water and Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint in the CTMH Spray Pen before I cut them out.  I think misting the front of the card would look nice, too.

Check out Craft Critiques' review/comparison of the CTMH Spray Pen vs. the Ranger spray pen. Good stuff! 

Oops - almost forgot to mention that I put a dab of Liquid Glass inside each of the flower centers on the cover, and sprinkled them with Prisma Glitter.  Love those sparlky things!  You could also add sparkles to the butterfllies...  Have fun!

Supplies Used:
Hot Diggity (C1407, $18.95)
Dreams Come True (D1470, $22.95)
Taffy Card Stock (X5630,  $9.50 for 24 sheets)
Sunkiss Yellow Card Stock (1240, $9.50 for 24 sheets)
Smoothie Card Stock (X5763, $9.50 for 24 sheets)
Smoothie Ink (Z2196, $5.25)
Sunflower Ink (Z2150, $5.25)
Create A Shade Pearl Paint (Z1039, $2.95)
Liquid Glass (Z679, $7.95)
Blush Collection Ribbon Rounds (Z1138, $4.00 - 33% off on my website!)
Prisma Glitter (Z134, $4.25)