To make the card, I cut a 6" x 12" piece of white card and scored it at 2", 4", 8" and 12", then folded the sides back and out, rather like a back to front gatefold card. I stamped and embossed the frogs and lizard on the centre panel then stamped leaves all around to cover the white space - the idea is to have them peeping out from the undergrowth rather than being a major feature of the card. Then I used a dimensional adhesive to stick the leaves down the sides of the cards and rear flaps, taking care not to let any overhang at the top or bottom of the card. This way the card will still stand, and will fit in a 6" square envelope.
Finally I stamped, embossed and coloured another frog and the butterflies and dragonflies, adding lots of glitter to the dragonfly wings. While I was cutting them out, I wondered to myself why so many crafty representations of dragonflies include long antennae? Dragonflies don't have long antennae, those eye-like bulges on their heads are the antennae. So these must be the rare double-antennaed jungle dragonfly!
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