One of the prettiest stamp sets in our current Stampin’ Up! catalog is the Dragonfly Dreams set. Sadly, it is going to retire soon, Dragonfly Dreams goodbye. Not to worry, it will be replaced by lots of other beautiful things! I made this card a few weeks ago for a swap and wanted to share it with you in case you are in need of some inspiration.
I got to use some fun techniques on this one!
Design Notes for Dragonfly Dreams Goodbye Card:
Of course, the dragonfly is the star of this card. I stamped the image on a piece of vellum with some Soft Sea Foam ink and them immediately added some clear embossing powder. After I heat embossed it, I used the Detailed Dragonfly dies to cut it out. Did you know that you can emboss with regular ink instead of Versamark? You need a well inked pad. (Another reason to be sure to purchase a refill when you buy the ink pad.) You also need to act quickly – add the powder and heat right away.
The other interesting part of this card is the dry embossing. I used a Sponge Brayer and added Soft Sea Foam ink to the inside of the Petal Burst Embossing folder with a Foam Brayer. The Whisper White card stock piece was embossed the same way and then fit into the Soft Sea Foam piece.
The tag was stamped on Whisper White card stock and rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch.
I finished off the tag with some sponging and ribbon.
Purchase List for Dragonfly Dreams Goodbye Card:
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The Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating Framelits, Detailed Dragonfly Dies, that I used for today’s card are retiring as are so many other stamp sets, papers, inks and accessories. Be sure to get what you want soon before things sell out.
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Welcome to my Blog! Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. For the hop, everyone was to make something with the theme of encouragement. I used the Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder and the Part of My Story stamp set to create a card for a friend is need of a little boost.
Thanks so much for voting for my card a few weeks back. I did land in the top ten!
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Design Notes for Country Floral Card:
Earlier this month, I used this folder in my card class. We sponged the inside of the folder with some Petal Pink ink to create a lovely, soft background for the card front. Everyone loved it! Here’s a little peek at that card.
To create this background to enhance the folder impressions, all you need to do is to use a brayer and add some ink to the inside of the folder. For today’s card, I used VersaMark and heat embossed with Gold Heat Emboss Powder.
The card front really didn’t need too much more once I heat embossed! I added a piece of Gold Foil Paper behind the sentiment from part of My Story stamp set and just the tiniest bit of bling. The ribbon on the top added a little bit of softness. Really, a pretty easy card.
OH, here’s a little tip. Whenever you are adhering a piece of card stock that has been embossed, be sure to use lots of adhesive or you can use Tear & Tape, as I did on this card. It will not fall off!
Purchase List for Country Floral Card:
This and That:
Did you know that you can get the fabulous Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder for FREE? Yes, it is a Sale-A-Bration choice right now. But hurry, there are only a few more days of Sale-A-Bration.
As if there were not already lots of great Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin’ Up! has offered a third release. This includes some Designer paper that is part of a bundle and also some products from the Annual Catalog. Yea!
Remember, there are also new items to select from.
Here’s a new stamp set called More Than Words. Nothing like a good sentiment set!
And talk about coordination. Here are four sets of Framelits that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. And, (Yea!) a great punch. The punch coordinates with the More Than Words stamp set above. (OOPS! the Lily Framelits Dies and the Hop Around Framelits Dies have already sold out. Sorry.)
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While it hasn’t been every Monday, it seems about once per week, I’ve given you a sample for those sometimes challenging cards for men. This Monday a bright birthday card fits that bill. I think you will like the color combination and the layout that I used with the Better Together stamp set.
The layout was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.
Design Notes for Better Together Card:
I love the color combination!
Are you wondering about the middle part? I used a Sponge Brayer and some Blueberry Bushel ink on the inside of the Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder. After you ink up one side of the folder, carefully place the card stock and run it through the Big Shot. I inked up the front part of the folder, where the title is. I thought the dots echoed the dots on the In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Paper.
The rest of the card is pretty straightforward – clean and simple is good!
Supply List for Better Together Card:
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I was excited to see a color challenge this week at Global Design Project. However, when I started to work on the card, I couldn’t get anything to work the way I wanted it to! I realized the stamps I was trying to use just didn’t lend themselves to a color challenge. Inspiration hit and I grabbed the Hanging Garden stamp set. Sometimes when a new catalog comes out, I forget about some of the other wonderful stamp sets I have. Here’s what I came up with.
Here’s the logo for the challenge. Just click and you can see the designers samples and other entries.
Design Notes for Hanging Garden Card:
I love these three colors! They are all now in the Regals Collection. But they are all very intense, saturated colors, so I had to be careful not to use too much solid color. I ended up using Stampin’ Write Markers in the three colors for the flowers in the basket. Note my addition of greens for the leaves and just the tiniest bit of yellow for the center of daffodils. I think I can be forgiven for that! But, it turns out the background piece is really my favorite. I used the Sponge Brayers to create just a light touch of each of the three colors. The Real Red bow at the top of the hanger and the mat of Rich Razzleberry seemed to pull it all together.
Supply List for Hanging Garden Card:
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Here’s a look at the suite of things that this month’s kit coordinates with.
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Well, the fun was mine. Aidan, my goddaughter Caroline’s son, is pretty serious about baseball. His team is doing a fund raiser for new uniforms and such. I wanted to send him a little check. Heaven forbid, I just put a check in an envelope! Considering how little I know about baseball, “Play Ball” is really the only baseball phrase I know. So, blog post and card are called Play Ball.
I think the interesting thing is that I didn’t use any stamps with this card. Lots of cutting and some embossing but no stamps. The Woodgrain Embossing Folder added some texture and wood look to the bat. Then I use one of the Sponge Brayers to add a little more color to the bat. The rest was just punching and cutting and trying to figure out how to get the baseball diamond look!
Supply List for Play Ball Card:
Here’s a picture of our guy at one of the first games of this season. He’s pretty athletic and I’m sure he will be very successful for his team.
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Here’s a link to the Retirement list PDF. Retiring_List_US_17
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