Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fool's

It's Monday - time for a new challenge at
This week is Challenge #56 -
 April Fool or Funny Birthday Card

Our fantastic sponsors this week are SK Digis 

Our Guest Designer is Bunny

This is SK Digis Bo The Dragon Fly.  You can purchase him here.

A 5 1/4" x 4" piece of dark purple card stock was embossed with a
Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Reversible Embossing Folder - Awesome Blossoms.
  Attach a 6" piece of red ribbon approximately at the halfway point of the purple paper.
 Attached to card base with ATC.

The digi image was printed on card stock and then copied on velum.

  I inked the velum  wings (1 top and 2 bottoms) with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mustard Seed,
 cut them out, sprayed with goosebumps and added clear glitter.
 I had a little difficulty with the velum curling and
 wonder if I should have waited to cut it until after all the extras.
 (Will try both ways next time).   

Once dried, I attached 2 bottom pieces and one top piece of the wings with white glue and attached them to the base image with foam tape. 

 The original digi on the card stock was colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  
Cut  both the image ( 3 5/8" x 2 1/4") and the sentiment (3 3/4" x 1")  and back with red card stock and  (trim to fit)
 attached with foam tape. 

 1/2 " scor-tape was attached around the edge of the sentiment and the image and sprinkled with a mixture of purple and clear glitter.

I added one red satin rose  and some bling to Bo's thorax and antenae

The inside sentiment was just something I came up with and printed using a Word Program
cut to 4 3/4 " x 3 3/4" and mounted on a  4 3/4" x 3 1/2" piece of purple card stock,
  and attached to the card base with my ATC.

After the photos were posted to my DT site, I found some little wiggly eyes that I wish I would have added (they were actually just a smigin' too big, but cute).

This is a really quick and easy card with a limited amount of supplies needed to pull off an impact.

Challenges to enter with this card are:


  1. What a cute dragonfly! Stopped by from MIM

  2. This is great! So cute it makes you smile!

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  3. Lol! Too cute! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Make it Monday this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week!
    Rene ;D

  4. Great Card Trudy, I love the dimension of the wings.

  5. Gorgeous. Love the shimmer and sparkle. Thanks so much for joining us and playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

  6. It's lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.
    Hugs Miranda

  7. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us over at HIMCR.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
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  8. Love that cute dragonfly! Thank you for joining us at AT THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE! Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work in the future!

  9. What a cute butterfly!!! nice card! Thank you for playing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity!

  10. Great card and love those wings. Thank you for sharing your work with us at Happy Campers. Good Luck. Vee x

  11. absolutely love your work you have done here
    thank you so much for sharing it at Creative Corner Challenges this week
    Love Mel

  12. oh how adorable,
    this is so cute

    Thank you for another great Design
    Hugs Tammy

  13. How cute! I love the vellum wings. Thanks for sharing with the Inky Linky. We hope to see you back!

  14. It's so cute! Saw it on MIM.

  15. Love it! A really sweet image and I love all the glitter.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen x

  16. Thank you for joining us this week at A Gem of a Challenge
    with your beautiful card.

    Pam x

  17. Oh how cute!!! Thanks for participating in our LACY SUNSHINE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!