Birthday Card With Removable Dragonfly Magnets
September 20, 2021
Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a pretty birthday card with two removable dragonfly magnets! The magnets were created with the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments and painted with metal gloss paint in several different colors. So between the dragonflies and the foiled and glitter cardstock, there's a whole lot of shine going on! What a fun way to give a card and gift in one! Magnets are always a big hit, and no matter where they are placed, they are a constant reminder of who gifted them!
I started with the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments, and painted the dragonfly bodies with brown chalk paint.
I then moved on to the dragonfly wings, and painted one set with turquoise and steel blue metal gloss paint, and the other set with magenta and violet metal gloss paint.
And added some iridescent gemstones to the bodies.
Then I adhered two tiny disc magnets on the back of each dragonfly with distress collage medium, and set them aside.
For the card front, I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base, a layering panel and two stitched scallop edges from white cardstock. I rounded the bottom right corner of the card base and layering panel. I then cut strips in varying widths from purple and pink glitter cardstock as well as silver and teal foiled cardstock, and adhered the scalloped edges and strips to the layering panel in a diagonal fashion.
I adhered the front panel to the card base and stamped the sentiment in brown ink. I cut an inside layering panel from white cardstock, rounded the bottom right corner, and embellished it with strips of glitter and brown cardstock used on the front. I stamped the sentiment in brown ink as well, and layered the panel on brown cardstock to tie in the color of the dragonfly bodies.
I placed the dragonflies on the front of the card with washi tape, flipped the card base over and let the magnet backs 'find' the front magnets. These little magnets are pretty strong and so it was effortless even through the cardstock. I punched four 1/2" circles, pressed them into a foam mat to form cups, and then adhered them over top of the magnets on the inside of the card base with distress collage medium for a more finished look.
I removed the washi tape from the front and the dragonflies held strong on the magnets. I finished the front with several blue gemstones in the upper left corner.
Clear Scraps products used:
Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments
Other products used:
White, brown, teal and silver foiled, and pink and purple glitter cardstock; rubber stamps, brown ink; turquoise, steel blue, magenta and violet metal gloss paint; stitched scallop edge die, corner rounder, circle punch, craft glue, distress collage medium, iridescent gemstones, small disc magnets, blue gemstones
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