invitations are done! Vicki came and collected them yesterday, and she
was thrilled with them. She's planning to get them in the post today!
evening I had time to play and I made this dragonfly card!
To make this
I used a card base in Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock (CS), with a layer of
Whisper White CS and a top layer of Sweet Sugarplum CS which I dry
embossed using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.
To start with, I adhered the top two layers together using Tombow. I used our Silver Foil to die
cut two layering scallop squares using the Layering Squares Framelits Dies, nos. 9
and 10 dies.
I also die cut a
dragonfly from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies and the single
banner from the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies. Then I die cut a piece
of the Sweet Sugarplum gingham design paper from the Succulent Garder
Designer Series Paper (DSP). For this I used the largest square die in
the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. When I laid the die onto the
pattern, I made sure that the stitches woul be on lines that are
primarily white, because I imagine they would show up more than if I'd
positioned the die onto a primarily pink area.
I would have stamped the dragonfly from the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set
and put the wings, which shows the veins in the wing - behind the die cut Silver Foil Dragonfly but I wanted
plain white wings at the back of the dragonfly for this project. The white could have
been die cut but as it was quick and easy to do, I drew around the die
cut onto a piece of Whisper White CS and cut it out by hand, just inside
the pencil marks. I adhered the white wings at the back of the Silver
Foil dragonfly using Tombow.
positioned the photopolymer THANK YOU stamp onto a block and bent it in
a slight semi-circular position. I did a test stamp onto some scrap
paper so I could eyeball it to decide if it would fit into the die cut
Originally I tried to position the stamp on the back of the
banner stamp that co-ordinates with the banner die. My idea was that if I
could adhere it on the back of that stamp, face down, I could put my
block down to pick it up. The practical side of this theory didn't quite
work out, although I'm not sure why! LOL! This is when I decided to
eyeball it and achieved a great result!
I stamped the banner stamp using Basic Black Archival Ink onto a piece
of Whisper White CS, and then I stamped the sentiment inside using Sweet
Sugarplum ink. I cut round the balck edge as i thought it would look
nice adhered onto the Silver Foil banner with an edge around it. I
didn't like the look of it so cut it down to the size as you see on the
card. It looked a bit lost at first, so I went around the edge using my
Sweet Sugarplum Marker Pen, and this made it pop!
put my card together I wrapped a piece of Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon around
the card front - the ribbon is part of the combo pack available on page
21 of the Spring catalogue. I added five of the larger Rhinestones so
the ribbon looks as if it's been studded! I adhered this layer to the
card front using Dimensionals.
Then I adhered the two Silver Foil
Scalloped Squares together, and then the DSP. I adhered this to the
card front and adhered the dragonfly in the position I decided he looked
best. I adhered the sentiment to the Silver Foil banner, and then
adhered the banner to the card front.
Sweet Sugarplum Ink, I finished my card by stamping the dragonfly on
the Whisper White CS layer for the inside of my card. There were quite a
few steps to create this card but well worth it!
That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.