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Create a glittering Shamrock Card with Dew Drops

Hello all,

I made this card with a Silhouette Cameo that I picked up second hand.  I had been wanting to check out an electronic cutter and thought this would be a good way to give it a try.  So far, I am really happy with my purchase. This “luck” cut out was perfect for this fun Shamrock card.

The Robin’s Nest

 

Other Supplies:
  • Tsukienko Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black
  • Imagine Craft Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray – Sparkle
  • Green and Black Card-stock
  • String

 

Here is the Silhouette Cameo that I purchased 2nd hand.  I downloaded the software and purchased a die image.  I then placed card stock onto a matte and loaded it into the machine.  Lastly, I sent the image to the Cameo to print.  So fun!
 

 

 
Instructions:
1) Add shading around “Luck” cut out with black ink.

 

2) Adhere piece of glitter card-stock to square black card base and then adhere Luck cut out.

 

3) Adhere dew drops over Clover portion of Luck cut out.

 

4) Use black pen to scratch edge around Luck cut out.

 

5) Tie string across top of card.

 

Well, here’s to trying something new.  Hope you enjoyed this project.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Lori

Magical Dragonfly Mask ~ with Dew Drops

Hello all,
I am excited to share the mask I made for auction in support of the Utah Arts Festival.  My goal was to create a mask that prominently featured Dew Drops.  This is the second year that I have participated in this event and each year I have created a Dragonfly themed mask.  Because I love Dragonfly’s of course!
I love how the Dew Drops add texture and dimension to the piece.  I wanted to give the effect of a bulbous eye on one side with the wings on the other side.  Be sure to scroll down to see the step by step process.
Mystical Dragonfly

The Robin’s Nest:

 

Other materials:
  • Paper pressed mask
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Stencil
  • Texture paste
  • Wire
  • Fabric
  • Matte varnish
  • Paper flowers
  • Dried baby’s breath

 

1) Cut paper pressed mask to desired shape.
2) Apply texture paste to tissue paper and adhere to mask.  Color with acrylic paint.

 

3) Adhere dew drops around eye of mask.

 

4) Create wings with fabric and wire; fix to mask with wire and adhesive.  Adorn wings with dew drops (into shapes of flowers) and cover base of wings (at the point that they meet the mask).  Embellish mask with paper flowers and dried baby’s breath.

 

There is something very gratifying about creating art for a good cause! I hope you have enjoyed this project.
Happy day!
Lori

Spring Garden Card ~ Archival Seeds

Hello all,

In the cold of winter, I am thinking of spring!  That is what inspired this card, a garden of flowers on a pretty blue sky background.  It’s a nice daydream on a cold winter day!


The Robin’s Nest products:

  • Pistachio Archival Seeds

Other materials:

  • DecoArt Acrylic Paint
  • Card Stock
  • StazOn Pigment Ink, Piano Black

1) Create a spring background with acrylic paint on water-color paper.

2) Trim spring background to fit card base.

3) Start adhering Archival Seeds onto card base into the shape of flowers.

4) Adhere metallic netting to bottom of the card.

5) Stamp saying to top, left portion of the card.

6) Adhere a smaller rectangle (from trimmed extra pieces), over netting and then embellish with Archival Seeds.

Happy day!

Lori

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.