O it’s a happy and busy garden scene with butterflies and lady bugs, plus a bunch of shake-able sequins!
I have some lady bug and clover leaf shaped sequins that I thought would go well with one of the floral images from the Enveloper stamp set by Waffle Flower. As for the wording, I pulled out an old alphabet adhesive sheet, and I couldn’t be happier that the font size and colour matched up pretty good.
- Stamp the floral image along the bottom of a card panel that was trimmed to 4″ x 6″. Since the stamp wasn’t long enough to cover all of the 6″ length, I created a mask for a small section of the stamped imaged so that I could continue to stamp (without overlapping on what had been stamped) to fill up the open space, lengthwise.
- Continue stamping the butterfly and the swirl images all across the middle and top areas on the panel. I was going for a really busy picture.
- Heat set with clear embossing powder.
- Colour the flowers and leaves with coloured pencils and blend with a blender pen.
- Die cut a window in the middle of the panel. I used a tag die.
- Align and adhere the die cut centre piece in the middle of another piece of cardstock trimmed to the same size as the front panel. Then stick down some of the sequins with Konishi white glue.
- Stick down some sequins also on the frame piece.
- Pad ink around the frame with the same ink pad used earlier for stamping.
- On the back of the frame piece, adhere a piece of acetate to shield the window.
- Use foam tape (stacked up 2x) to build a pond around the acetate, as well as the rest of the areas around the pond.
- Place some sequins into the pond.
- Align and stick down the second panel (from step 5) onto the back of the frame.
- Trim 2 strips of cardstock. Fold each strip in the middle and glue shut near the open ends allowing a hollow opening at the top.
- Adhere each strip on the back of the frame with Konishi.
- Slip in a ribbon strip and secure the ends with a bow.