Welcome back! It's time for a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog, and this time I get to host. My theme is 'It's a Wrap' and here's the scoop:
"Whenever I hear this term, I think of something that's finished or completed. But for this challenge, we want you to share your vintage or shabby chic gift wrapping, gift box or bag or perhaps a set of gift tags. Or maybe you might take a different approach and use a wrap die cut or gift packaging on your project -- just be sure to tell us what your 'wrap' is if it's not obvious!"
As always, the winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team. Please see the blog for details.
To tie in with the theme, I decided to use the new Sizzix Foliage Wrap die by Olivia Rose. This set comes with the die to make the wrap that you see on this card as well as an additional 6 sweet coordinating flower and foliage dies. I'll show off the complete set and give you all the details on how I made this card and others this coming Saturday for our Saturday Showcase feature.
For today, I'll share some close ups and a few details...
I used one of the pretty Scribbly Butterflies die cuts to hold the 'flaps' of the Foliage die cut in place over a top fold card. I adhered the butterfly just at his body using Distress Collage Medium Matte, so the wings are free. In the photo below, you catch a glimpse at the top fold card after the flaps are removed.
Using my new Speckled Egg Embossing Glaze I was able to stiffen and shape the flaps a bit, so I can tuck them under the butterfly wings while adding a bit of dimension. Look at that gorgeous detail on this die cut!
One of Linda's resin roses from the shop adhered with collage medium adds some interest to this simple card.
So, for now, it's a wrap on the "It's a Wrap" theme from me. I hope you'll pop in to see my Saturday Showcase post this coming weekend for the how-to details on this card and some more ways to use this wrap die. In the meantime, my hugely talented team mates have also 'wrapped up' some projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE. And then I hope you'll link up your own shabby chic or vintage pieces to be in for a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes offered up for the challenge. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! Sara Emily
These products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Antique Linen, Speckled Egg
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain - Antique Linen, Speckled Egg
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze - Speckled Egg