Mosaic Dragonfly Card
When Amber told us our August theme was going to be Mosaic, I knew I was going to be in trouble! I made a quilt card once. And that was enough of that nonsense for me! So I knew I had to go for a more forgiving idea with this project. I am just not a perfectionist, and it shows when I do a project that requires perfection! So I turned to Pinterest for inspiration (of course!). And that is where I found this photo:
The link to this project is here: http://www.craftster.org/
forum/index.php?topic=260709.0 . This lady used paint sample to make her mosaic, but I knew I could do something similar with papers from Crop Chocolate! I also wanted to give it more of a mosaic tile feel, which I thought using patterned papers would do. So I will share what I did to make my mosaic dragonfly card.
-Basic Grey “Out of Print” 6x6 paper pad
(I used 4 different sheets: one for the base, one for the mosaic background, one for the dragonfly wings and one for the bodies and the flower embellishment)
-Making Memories ‘Celery Ribbon’ (for embellishment)
-Cardstock for the card base
-adhesive for the mosaic pieces (I used Aleene’s Paper Glaze)
Step 1: Decide on a background pattern! I used small-ish squares which I made by cutting my background paper into ¾” strips and then snipping them roughly into squares. I did not want them to be perfect squares.
Step 2: Adhere your background pieces onto the background cardstock. Again, I did not want mine to be perfect, so they aren’t. ;)
Step 3: Decide what you want your top image to be and draw it out onto your paper. I roughly (very roughly, I am not an artist!) drew dragonflies onto the papers I would be using for the bodies and wings. I cut them out as whole pieces (not as mosaic pieces).
Step 4: Place the whole pieces onto your card so you can decide where you would like them to be before you cut them into tiny little pieces! Once you are happy with them, commit it to memory (or take a quick pic you can refer back to later).
Step 5: Cut your image into mosaic pieces and adhere to your mosaic card base. I did them one part (wing, body) at a time so that I would not mix up the little pieces.
Step 6: Embellish as desired! I added a rolled rose I made from the same papers as the dragonfly bodies and adhered it with some of the celery ribbon. (Confession: this is the first time I have actually used the celery ribbon!!!)