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Insect Curio Happy Birthday – jkcards

Insect Curio Happy Birthday

Hello peeps! I have been MIA for a little bit and I apologize for that. I have a lot going on lately and just haven’t had time to be crafty. The good news is I do miss it when I don’t get to spend a little time in the Craft Closet. I have procured a bunch of new goodies lately and will be needing to play with them. I have a lot coming up in the next two weeks but every spare minute will be spent being a little creative!

I came across a new to me stamp company called The Greetery recently and I’m loving their stuff. I had purchased a really neat bird layering set from them a little while back and made a card (you can see it here). Then I lost my Mojo! After getting a little of it back I placed another order with them. I have always been fascinated by Curios, especially entomological ones and this set is just that!

I started by cutting out the bugs from The Greetery Curio: Summer Findings Dies from a piece of Curious Champagne Metallic and adding color to them with Copics. The wings are cut from Vellum along with the bottle. I added the wings with Bearly Arts Glue. The shells are cut from Champagne Metallic. The top is cut from a piece of Adhesive Cork. To create the curio I used The Greetery Curio: Divider and Details Die, I cut the divider from Cream 110lb Card Stock five times and again from a piece of Curious Super Gold Curious Metallic. They are adhered to each other with more Bearly Arts Glue. The back is another piece of Cream 110lb that I embossed with the very old Papertrey Ink Linen & Canvas Impression Plate. The divider is added to it and then to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. Next up I used The Gretery Curio: Cover Die to cut the door frame from more White 110lb and added Walnut Stain Distress Ink with my Ink Blending Tool. The pics are adhered to some Acetate. The hinges and lock are cut from more Curious Super Gold Curious Metallic. I added a piece of Acetate to the back of the door frame, added the wings and lock and adhered it all to the card. My greeting is from The Greetery Curio: Labels Stamp Set and is stamped in Versafine Nocturne Ink and cut out with one of the dies from The Greetery Curio: Divider and Details Dies.

I really love all of the little details and I have been fascinated, like I mentioned before, with Curios since I was a little kid. They are coming out with more findings for the Curio Series, I have already order the Fall ones and the Christmas ones! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card! Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous and crafty weekend! šŸ™‚

  • Stamp Set
    • The Greetery Curio: Labels
  • Ink
    • Versafine Nocturne and Walnut Stain Distress
  • Markers
    • Copic
  • Card Stock
    • Neenah Solar White 110lb
    • Recollections Cream
  • Specialty Card Stock
    • The Paper Cut Super Gold Curious Metallic and Champagne Metallic
    • The Paper Cut 40lb Vellum
    • Acetate
    • Adhesive Cork
  • Dies
    • The Greetery Curio: Sumer Finding, Divider and Details and Cover
    • Papertrey Ink Linen and Canvas Impression Plate
  • Adhesives
    • Bearly Arts Glue
  • Tools
    • Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr.
    • Mini Ink Blending Tool