Thursday, December 10, 2020

Dragonfly Garden

 Hello my friends! So it has been very foggy and dreary here in Kelowna this week. We had snow the other day but it melted right away. We are supposed to be getting a big snowfall this weekend and it is supposed to be cold. We usually get a lot of cloudy weather in the winter but I am already done with it. That is why I needed to make today's card. I needed some cheeriness. I used some brand new items that are from the January to June catalogue which will be available January 5th, 2021. That is one of the many perks of being a demonstrator - we get to order things from the new catalogue a month before the catalogue goes live.

The stamp set I used is called Dragonfly Garden and it comes with a coordinating punch that punches out a large and a small dragonfly at the same time. There are two different styles of the large dragonfly in the stamp set. There is also some coordinating DSP that has dragonflies on some of the pages that coordinate with the punch.

When I got this set I knew I wanted to do this technique. I haven't done this technique since my last in person class with my stamp group way back in March before we got locked down. I knew it would look great with this set. I used the watercolour pencils and scribbled a patch of colour in three different colours on vellum. I started with some Crushed Curry in the center, then scribbled some Calypso Coral on the right and left side of the Crushed Curry. Then I scribbled some Rich Razzleberry on the right and left side of the Calypso Coral. I then used my blender pen to blend the colours. I started with the lightest colour and then went to the darkest. It is good to make sure there is no distinct severe line between the colours. Once the colours were blended, I punched out the dragonfly using the new punch. I repeated this procedure so I could have two dragonflies. I stamped the dragonfly image from the set onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock twice using Blackberry Bliss ink. I punched these out and set them aside to dry.

I stamped the flower image onto a larger piece of Whisper White cardstock using Blackberry Bliss ink. Then I cut it out using one of the dies from the Ornate Layers Dies set and matted this onto a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock. I wrapped some Blackberry Bliss striped ribbon around this and tied it into a knot. This ribbon is from the new catalogue as well.

I used a Blackberry Bliss card base and on top of this I layered a piece of DSP from the Dandy Garden DSP package. This is also a brand new item from the new catalogue. I love the little dandelions in Bumble Bee! Who would have guessed that yellow and purple would go so well together but they look great. I added the flower image piece to the card front using dimensionals.

I stamped my sentiment using Blackberry Bliss ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and cut it out using one of the dies from the Hippo & Friends Dies set. I added this to the card using a dimensional on the right side and a dot of adhesive on the left side.

I used Tombo multipurpose adhesive to attach the vellum dragonflies to the stamped cardstock dragonflies. I put a small dot of adhesive on the body of the vellum dragonfly and used a sponge to spread it very thinly along the body only. I adhered the two dragonflies together at the body so the vellum wings will curl up a little and look like it is flying. I then attached them to my card front using dimensionals on one and Tombo on the other one.

What I used for today's card:

Ornate Layers Dies

Hippo & Friends Dies

Blackberry Bliss Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Vellum Cardstock

Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad

Watercolour Pencils

Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2

Blender Pen

Dragonfly Garden Bundle (available January 5, 2021)

Dragonfly Garden DSP (available January 5, 2021)

Blackberry Bliss Striped ribbon (available January 5, 2021)

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today's card and it brought you some cheer during this gray weather season. This bundle is so much fun and the coordinating DSP is gorgeous. I'm sure it will be on a few wishlists when the new catalogue is available for ordering. Give this vellum technique a try. It is really pretty and can be used in so many different ways.

Stay well and keep creating!


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