Friday, January 6, 2017

Wonderful Friend

Happy Friday! I hope you've had a good week. Normally I would be doing my happy yay-it's-the-weekend-dance, but today marks the end of my two weeks' vacation :( Back to the insanity on Monday!

Today I have a card I designed for my upcoming class featuring the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle from the new Occasions Catalogue...

I have to say, this is probably my favourite card I've made with this bundle so far! I began with a piece of sheet-music-patterned paper from theThis Christmas Specialty DSP pack. (It's NOT just for Christmas!) I sponged the entire piece using Soft Sky ink, then added Pool Party and finally a light layer of Island Indigo around the outer edges. I stamped the flourish image from the Timeless Textures stamp set in Early Espresso ink a few times to create an anchor for my dragonfly. I then stamped the spatter image from the Touches of Texture stamp set in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in silver. One thing to note: I intentionally did not use my Embossing Buddy prior to stamping the spatter...I wanted the powder to stick to any areas of the cardfront that were still a bit damp from all of the ink I had laid down.

You can see some of the flecks of embossing that adhered to the sponged background...I love the effect and texture it gives!  I matted my background panel on a piece of Kraft card stock and then mounted it on an Early Espresso card stock base.
My dragonfly is die-cut from Copper Foil sheets using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit dies. I then took my Versamark pad directly to the die-cut dragongfly and lightly dabbed on ink. I sprinkled it with silver embossing powder, brushed off any areas that had too much silver and then heat-set it. Such a cool texture! The only embellishment I added to this card was some silver and copper metallic thread behind my dragonfly.
The sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and is heat embossing in copper on Very Vanilla card stock.

On the inside I added a Very Vanilla card stock panel and stamped the flourish again in Early Espresso (stamped off once) and another sentiment from the Dragonfly Dreams set in Early Espresso (full strength)

Don't you love it when an idea for a project actually turns out better than you imagined it?? Have a great weekend!

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  1. Gorgeous! I'd love to see this in person to see all those textures--it's a good picture but I can only imagine how the embossing shines! You are very creative and this is an excellent example of that. TFS.

    1. Awww...thanks so much Susan! I think this is one of my favourite cards ever too!

  2. I have to say this is one of the most beautiful cards EVER! I love the way you layer the images. Very elegant...

    1. Thanks so much Arlene. I really like the way it turned out too! Playing with layers is one of my favourite things to do :)


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