Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Card Challenge: How Many Distinct Craft Techniques Can You Combine in One Card?

Embossed Die Cut Butterfly Card for Card Care ConnectionI've got a challenge for you today. See how many distinct craft techniques you can combine in one card.

The tips for Card Care Connection Donations suggest that "Some dimension is preferred, whether with layering of papers, embellishments, unusual folds, or pop-ups. Anything to delight or intrigue the recipient."

When I saw that, I pulled out this digital card I had ready to go and decided to kick it up a notch!

The upgraded card includes:

1. Digital design;
2. Die cut butterflies;
3. Embossing on the butterflies;
4. Paper layering strips of brown polka dot paper as in collage or scrapbooking;
5. Pop-Up feature in the butterfly's wings; and
6. Embroidery - I used an X stitch to sew the butterfly's body to the card front and to sew the buttons down.

It was fun looking for bits and pieces that coordinated so beautifully. The butterfly cardstock is cut from a kleenex box - lol. The buttons are from my overflowing tin of buttons collected over the years. I really should do this more often.

Give it a try. Can you craft a card using more than six different craft techniques?

Embossed Die Cut Butterfly Card for Card Care ConnectionOn the inside, I glued another embossed (kleenex box) cardstock butterfly to cover the stitches and knots from the pop-up butterfly. Finally, another strip of brown polka dot paper along the bottom ties the whole card together.


ACreativeDreamer said...

Great card Eileen... who knew you could do so many different things to one card?!?!?!

Eileen Bergen said...

Thanks, June. You probably do it all the time. Your mixed media art is wonderful and full of layers.


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