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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



Shabby Chic Spring

My inspiration for this week’s sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is my wish for spring to get here.   It’s a fun pocket sketch and the possibilities are endless.  Since I wanted my card to say spring I decided on a shabby chic card with the colors of the digital Spring Vintage DSP.  I also took inspiration from Tara Bilbao’s quilled roses.  She has a great instructional video on her blog on how to make them.  My third inspiration came fromAnn Schach’s Nature Walk card.  It’s a wonderfully distressed card and since I wanted my card to be shabby chic I started to think peeling wallpaper so I decided to incorporate her distressed look for my card.

I am also entering my card in PPA’s Vintage challenge.  Hop on over to get inspired.

I first printed the Spring Vintage DSP pattern with the kraft background and flowers.  The dotted DSP for the pocket is from the Jolly Holly DSP and the edges are distressed and sponged with Soft Suede.  I embossed a Melon Mambo layer with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder then tore the layer and sponged with Soft Suede. I made the roses and embellished them with Dazzling Diamonds.  Some of the roses I also lightly sponged with Soft Suede before the Dazzling Diamonds.  I embellished the pocket with the Victoria Crochet trim and also the Scallop Trim border.  I also added pearls to the top of the pocket and on the Scallop Trim border.  My sentiment background is colored with SU markers, stamped off once for a lighter background.  The ‘friends’ is from the Tiny Tags stamp set and ‘friends’ is heat embossed in gold and attached with a Vintage brad.  Please join us for this week’s challenge.  We would love to see your take on this sketch.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Shabby Chic Spring card

Card Size: 4.25″ w x 5.50″h

Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags

Paper: CS: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, DSP:  Digital Download Spring Vintage, Jolly Holly

Ink: Classic Ink Soft Suede, Versamark, Rose Red and Old Olive markers

Card Accessories: Scallop Trim border punch, Medium Jewelry punch, Victoria Crochet Trim, Vintage brad, Dazzling Diamonds, Basic pearls, sponge dauber, Dimensionals

Technique: Stamping, Embossing






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