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Friday, 30 October 2015

Turning your Adult Coloring Page into a Blinged Top Fold Card

I show you yet another cute idea for turning your adult coloring pages into pretty cards in today's blog. This time I add a surprise element to the inside of the card as well. This one has all the elements that little girls will love. It has bling, buttons and other cute factors.



I tore this page from one of my adult coloring books. It was colored with Derwent Coloursoft Pencils.


I folded the page in half over a ruler so as to ensure a neat and straight fold line.


I then found a coordinating paper to fit inside the card.


If needed, crop this paper to the same size as the colored page. This paper was also folded double over a ruler.


I now used my Derwent Coloursoft Pencils to draw and color detail on the inside of the card. I started with Mid Green. Do not color solidly. Leave space to come in with two more shades of green.


I added Yellow Green to the grass.


I finished the grass in Lincoln Green.


I now found 6 similar buttons and one coordinating, but slightly different to form a worm in the grass. I stuck these down with Tombow glue.


I drew some flower stems and leaves in Dark Green.


The centers of the flowers were colored in Orange.


The petals of the flowers were done in Deep Red.


Once I had finished the first three flowers I decided to add a fourth.


I then used Petrel Grey to add antennae and feet to the worm.


I went back to the Dark Green and drew a border along the edge of the card.


I found a piece of off-cut red cardboard and drew a small mouth on it. This was cut out with a pair of scissors.


The mouth was stuck in place on the worm's head. The buttonholes would serve as eyes.


I places double-sided tape on the back of the inside of the card.


The inside of the card was inserted into the colored page and stuck in place with the double-sided tape. The intention here is a play on the words 'worming your way' into someone's life/heart as an expression of affection.


It was time to contemplate the outside of the card to decide how to decorate it.


I decided to add some flower sequins to the flower patterns on the page. I stuck these embellishments down with Tombow glue.


Here is a close-up of the flower sequins.


I then added some flower bling to the other flowers on the design.


Here is a close-up of the second row of flowers added.


I decided to add a row of tiny buttons to the dots in the design. This would tie in very nicely with the inside of the card.


I sat back and studied the card carefully. I liked it, but decided that I would like to add something to the 'tears' as well.


These bright pink bling dots would attract the necessary attention and create a nice focal feature in sharp contrast to the paler embellishments.


I was finally satisfied with the card. Now to find the right person and occasion to present it to.


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