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Dragonfly Dreams for a Wonderful Friend

This week’s sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments inspired my card.  Here’s a sneak peak of one of the bundles in the Occasions catalog.  The Dragonfly Dreams bundle contains a stamp set and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.

I stamped the dragonfly in Gold Encore ink and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder then die cut with the Dragonfly Dreams thinlit.  The background dots are stamped on Whisper White and are from the Dragonfly Dream stamp set and stamped in Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay.  The other layers are Gold foil and Bermuda Bay.

Stampin Up Dragonfly Dreams friendshipcard

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Dragonfly Dreams for a Wonderful Friend

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets:   Dragonfly Drams

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Gold foil, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry

Ink:  Gold Encore, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Momento Black

Accessories: Dragonfly Dreams Thinlits, Basic Rhinestones, Gold Sequins, Gold Embossing powder



Awesomely Artistic and a Work of Art

My inspiration for my card this week comes from this week’s HSS Inspiration Challenge and from page 118 of the Stampin’ Up’s! Catalog and Idea book.  I love I can peruse through the catalog and see something different every time!  I used the NEW In-Color Mint Macaron with touches of gold and Bermuda Bay sequins, with black.   The photos of the lake and water made me think of the dragonflies I see in may backyard.

I love the Work of Art Stamp and Gorgeous  Grunge stamp sets because you can create swashes or splatters of color that look like you water colored or painted on ink.   These I used for the background then stamped the dragonfly from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set and heat embossed with gold as well as the ‘you’ in the sentiment.  To make the rest of the sentiment stand out I used some Washi tape.

Awesomely Artistic and a Work of Art Stampin up cardAwesomely Artistic and A Work of Art stampin up cardGo to Hand Stamped Sentiments to check out how the Inspiration Challenge inspired our design team and I hope you’re inspired to create a project and join us!

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Awesomely Artistic and a Work of Art Just For You card

Size:  5.00″ w x 5.00″ h

Stamp Sets:  Awesomely Artistic, Gorgeous Grunge

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink:  Mint Macaron, Momento Black, Versamark

Accessories:  Bermuda Bay sequins, retired black Washi tape, gold embossing powder, heat tool, dimensionals


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