I decided to have a play with the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set and the
co-ordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies.
As usually happens when I
start playing with new bundles, I now have a small pile of stamped and
painted die-cut dragonflies on my desk!
I spent so long playing that I didn’t notice time
In the end I CASE’d a card I saw in the Spring catalogue
so I had a card to share today – needless to say, I put my own spin on it!
started my card with a base of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), a layer of
the pink and white spotted design from the Pop of Pink Designer Series
Paper (DSP), and a top layer of Whisper White CS.
The first thing I did
was to die cut the line of five Dragonflies from the right-hand side of the top
These two stamps
are from the Helping Me Grow Stamp Set.
Using my Clear Wink of Stella
Glitter Pen, I painted in the gaps of each letter.
I did it several
times so I was able to pick up a small amount of the pink ink.
Then I took a length of the
1/8″ Melon Mambo Stitched Ribbon and wrapped it around this layer, so
they criss-crossed each other.
I made a small bunny-ears bow and
attached to the centre of the criss-crossed ribbons using Glue Dots.
also put another Glue Dot under the ribbon strips to make sure they were
Using Tombow, I adhered the layer to the card base, making sure I put Tombow on the two ribbon ends for extra security.
I put some Tombow on the back of the die cut Dragonflies, making sure I
put glue on all the bodies and heads, but just some of the wings.
wanted some of the wings left “free” so I could curl them up when my
card was finished!
Then I painted the bodies with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter
Pen – it would have been a lot easier if I’d painted them before I’d
adhered them down!!
Christmas, I’ve started decorating the insides of my cards!
I think I felt
shamed by how beautifully everyone had done the insides of the
Christmas cards they sent me!
You’ve all done me a favour really, so
thank you! ☺
added a layer of the DSP and a top layer of Whisper White CS to the inside of my card and I
decorated it with three dragonflies die cut from the DSP.
I must say that decorating the inside of
the card does make a huge difference so I’m pleased with my new habit!
I must also get in the habit of remembering to photograph the inside! DOH!
I’ll try and remember to post a photograph tomorrow!
Paper: 141648 – 2 pieces 4”
x 5 5/8” (10.25cm x 14.25cm); scrap for line of 3 dragonflies for the inside
142749 – currently available as a bundle with Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set
Glue Dots: 103683