Monday, February 22, 2021

Dragonfly Garden

 Hello my friends! Today I found myself stumped as to what to create. When this happens, I check the internet for  challenges or sketches. This card was very roughly based on a sketch that I saw. I started to create according to the sketch challenge but then decided to do it my own way.

I started with the Dragonfly Garden stamp set. I knew that I wanted to use the floral images from this set and colour it with my Stampin' Blends. Based on the sketch, I also knew I was going to cut it out using the Layering Ovals dies. 

I stamped the floral image using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock. I coloured the image using Highland Heather, Petal Pink, Old Olive, Mint Macaron, So Saffron and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends. After I finished colouring, I cut out the image using a die from the Layering Ovals die set. I cut the next larger scalloped oval die out of a piece of Highland Heather cardstock and matted the floral image on it.

I stamped my sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set on to my Basic White card front using Black Staz On ink. Once that was dry, I ran this piece through my Cut & Emboss Machine using the Subtle 3D embossing folder. As the name suggests, it is a very subtle texture but just adds a little something to the card. 

I didn't have any current Old Olive ribbon so I used my favourite technique of colouring ribbon using my Stampin' Blends marker. I used the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding and coloured it with my Dark Old Olive Stampin' Blend. I wrapped this ribbon around the card front and secured it at the back using scotch tape. I then attached my card front to a Highland Heather card base.

I tied some white baker's twine (from the Snail Mail Twine Combo) around the now Old Olive ribbon and tied it into a bow. I attached the oval pieces to the card front on top of the ribbon using dimensionals.

I stamped one of the dragonfly images on to a piece of Vellum using Black Staz On ink . I used the coordinating punch to cut it out. Once it was dry, I used my Blending Brushes to add some So Saffron and Highland Heather ink to the wings. I attached the dragonfly to the card front using a small piece of a dimensional.

What I used for today's card:

Dragonfly Garden Bundle

Good Morning Magnolia Stamp

Highland Heather Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Vellum Cardstock

Tuxedo Black Memento Black Ink

Jet Black Staz On Ink

So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad

Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad

Layering Ovals Dies

Subtle 3D Embossing Folder

Highland Heather Stampin' Blends

Petal Pink Stampin' Blends

Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends

So Saffron Stampin' Blends

Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends

Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon

Snail Mail Twine Combo

Blending Brushes

Thank you for stopping by today. I think I will send this card to a friend that I haven't talked to for a while. I know she likes to make cards too but she's lost her mojo. I hope this card will bring her some joy and perhaps get her excited about cards again.

Stay well and keep creating!



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