Step 2: Distress 3 edges of the easel base (square area not scored or cut) with a disressing tool or by dragging the closed blade of a scissor at an angle across the edge of the card.
Step 3: With the easel base in front of you (fold at top edge) put DST across each of the two bottom sections of the divided easel strips (the nearest sections to you).
Step 4: Cut two black oblongs that measure 5¾” x 2 7/8”. Distress the edges of the oblongs with a disressing tool or the blade of a scissor as you did previously and then attach one to each of the easel base pieces. Be careful to line them up so they do not overlap each other. It is easier to do this with the easel pieces pressed flat while you attach the two oblongs.
Step 7: Cut a piece of white card stock 5½” x 2 5/8” I find that a card with a slight coating works best for this technique you do not want to use something that acts like blotting paper or you will not be able to blend the distress ink. First stamp the small cog stamp randomly all over the white card using Black Archival ink. Allow this to dry.
Step 10: When the panel is dry attach a strip of double sided tape (DST) across the middle of the panel with the panel in the landscape position leaving extra tape at each end. Remove the backing from the DST and ruche a strip of black ribbon across the centre of the panel. This ribbon acts as a stopper to keep the easel card panels in the upright position.
Step 11: Wrap the ends of the ribbon to the back of the panel and attach to the card base at the front edge using DST (see photo).
Step 15: Swipe some Dusty Concord distress ink to your messy mat and add water and lightly colour wash the dress form body and the butterfly using a small paint brush.
Step 17: Shape the dress form then add glue to the white areas of the wings and dress form stand and dip into the Stampendous Frantage Silver crushed glass glitter. Allow to dry and then shape the dress form and attach using foam pads to the left hand lilac panel you stamped earlier.
Step 20: To finish the card, shape the butterfly and attach with a foam pad and glue (for extra adhesion) to the ribbon at an angle – this allows the wing to act as a stopper for the right hand panel which causes it to sit slightly higher than the left panel.
Here's two I made earlier!! This card could be made in any colour combination for example use navy card and embossing powder and Peeled Paint Distress ink. I have added a tools and materials list and a cutting guide for this card below. Hope you have fun with this. I would love to see your version of this design so don't forget to leave me a comment with a link if you can.
5¾” x 11½” Black Card
2 of 5¾” x 2 7/8” Black Card
2 of 5½” x 2 5/8” Lilac Card
5½” x 2 5/8” White Card
Bone folder and scoreboard
A4 Black Card
A5 Black, Lilac and White Card
Scrap of white coated card stock
Creative Expressions Steam Punk Dreams stamp set
Dusty Concord Distress Ink
4 purple gems
Strip of black ribbon
Perfect Medium Ink Pad
Black Archival Ink Pad
Purple Pro Marker or Alcohol ink
Stampendous Frantage Silver crushed glitter
Scrap of Sequin waste
Ranger Black Sparkle embossing powder
Foam Pads Double Sided Tape (DST)