Sunday, June 14, 2009

God's Beauty Mosaic Card

Here is a Mosaic card - because we use a strip of Stampin' Up!'s Sticky Pages (VERY tacky adhesive paper) and small pieces of beautiful paper and glitter to create a "mosaic" which we then feature on our card front. To this we add the beautiful image of a butterfly and a gem brad - its just a lovely, lovely technique! Don't you think so?

I like it very much and have used it in various projects around my house! Plus it's a neat way to use up 'scraps' of paper - scraps that you'd rather use than throw out no matter how small!



Cardstock (all Stampin' Up!)
8 ½ x 11 in. green ex) Kiwi Kiss
3 ½ x 3 ¼ in. pink ex) Pink Piourette
3 x 2 ¼ Whisper White
¾ x 2 ½ Whisper White (optional for expression)

Scrap Paper -
small scraps of paper with pretty design, we used SU's Designer Series 'Walk In The Park' papers in pieces of green and pink,

1 ½ in x 4 in. strip "Sticky Pages' (stampin' up!)
God’s Beauty Stamp Set (stampin' up!)
Pink Passion Classic Ink Stamp Pad (stampin' up!)
Old Olive Classic Ink Stamp Pad (stampin' up!)
Gem brad (co-ordinating color, ex) pink)
Silver Chunky Essentials Glitter (stampin' up!)
Double-sided adhesive
piercing tool for brad

Fold large green paper in half. Score fold.

Mosaic Strip:
Take 1 strip of Sticky Page + pull off one side of the backing papers. Set on work surface with the exposed sticky side facing up.

Cut pieces of green + Pink patterned paper + use them to cover Sticky strip – leave areas between ‘mosaic’ pieces exposed . Overlapping edges can be trimmed later.
Take “ mosaic strip” over to glitter tray, and pour glitter all over – so it fills in all remaining gaps of the sticky page strip. Press to secure. Shake off excess.
Holding strip by one of the paper pieces, pull off last remaining backing paper and carefully lay down the ‘glittered mosaic strip’ onto card, left side .

Stamp whisper white 3 x 2 ¼ in cardstock with butterfly in Pink Passion ink.
And “stamp off “ the stamp to the surrounding sides so image repeats itself in lighter shades.
Adhere to the pink 3 ½ x 3 ¼ pink cardstock.

Pierce hole in upper left corner through both cardstocks and attach gem brad. Attach the completed piece to the card, overlapping the mosaic strip ‘slightly’ – use double-sided tape.

Optional - stamp sentiment “Beauty is God’s handwriting”. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Old Olive ink to small white strip and trim. Attach to lower right corner, overlapping the butterfly/pink cardstock using strong adhesive or double-sided tape.
*Note: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette are to be discontinued by June 30 - I'd order these if you would like them as soon as you can as the 'retiring' products are only til the end of the month.

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