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:
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!