Dragonfly Dreams in Blue

After I created this card, I was curious about what color dragonflies really are. I had a recollection of blues, greens, something iridescent. Turns out I was fairly close. I used the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set with Pacific Point and Pool Party inks. What do you think?

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The inspiration for this card came from this Week’s Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge. Be sure to hop on over to the site. Better yet, create something for the challenge! There are lots of ways to create.

Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge, May, 2018

Design Notes for Dragonfly Dreams Card:

The challenge was to pick three ideas from the Tic-Tac Tuesday board. I selected “Emboss, Blue, Outdoors.” For the emboss portion, I used one of the Petal Pair Embossing Folders on some Pool Party cardstock. Then I sponged the image with some Pacific Point ink. I used the same blues on the dragonfly. The other section of the card layer is Smoky Slate that I stamped with some Smoky Slate ink with a stamp from the Timeless Textures stamp set. Finally, I used some Wink of Stella on the wings of the dragonfly.

dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


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Tabs for Everything For Try Stampin’ on Tuesday

You might remember that I am on the design team for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday website. Today there is a new sketch challenge. I think you will like the sketch. I immediately thought of the Tabs for Everything stamp set when I saw it because I wanted three small items. Here’s my sample.

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And – did you notice – I used two different Designer Papers. Both are from the same package, Whole Lot of Lovely. I think they go together nicely. It’s a little step out of my comfort zone to use two different patterns on the same card. But, I’m pretty pleased with the effort.

Here’s the sketch and link for this challenge.

Design Notes for Tabs for Everything Card:

This card was really pretty simple. I stamped the sentiments on a piece of Whisper White scrap then cut them out with the Layering Squares Framelits Dies. I based the colors I used on the colors in the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper.

On the inside, I stamped a design in Powder Pink then stamped the sentiment on top of that with Pear Pizzazz ink.

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Hanging Garden for TSOT Color Challenge

Color Challenge! My favorite! This week there is a great color challenge over at Try Stampin; on Tuesday. I used the Hanging Garden stamp set to create my sample for that challenge.Here’s my card and the color challenge inspiration.

Hanging Garden stamp set, TSOT color challenge, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

TSOT color Challenge, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comDesign Notes for Hanging Garden Card:

Well, I love this color combination – Fresh Fig, Old Olive and Sweet Sugarplum. I decided to combine those colors with the beautiful Hanging Garden stamp set. For this card, I used the Watercolor Pencils to color in the flowers and butterflies. The leaves came from the Leaf Punch. I began to assemble the card and felt it needed a few things. First, I decided to round the corners of the Sweet Sugarplum piece with the Envelope Punch Board. Next I added a few leaves. Hummmmm. still something missing. Should I emboss the Fresh Fig layer? Should I add some stmping to that layer? What about – wait, I still have some of the Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays.! Eureka!

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Do you notice the background? So cool, one side is silver one side gold.

Naturally Eclectic Overlays


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Thinking of You with Lots of Love

I hate it when I realize that I have a stamp set that hasn’t seen much ink. The Lots of Love stamp set seems to have fallen into that category. So, when I wanted to create a thinking of you card with a sketch from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday, I realized I could easy my dismay! Lots of Love stamp set, heat embossing, Quilt Top Embossing Folder, Thinking of You, TSOT361, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

How about this color combination? I think I stepped out of my comfort zone with this one.

Here’s the sketch and link for this week’s Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch challenge. There is also an optional Thinking of you element.Try stamping on Tuesday challenge 361

Design Notes for Lots of Love Card:

Well, the color choices were really easy. All I needed to do was check the catalog or package for the Designer Series paper and there you have it. I had originally thought I would use white for the tag part and stamp it with Bermuda Bay. I tried that and thought it pretty boring.

If you look closely, you can see that i added some texture to the bottom portion as well. I used the Quilt Top Embossing folder. It was originally in the Holiday catalog but was held over. Yea.

Lots of Love stamp set, heat embossing, Quilt Top Embossing Folder, Thinking of You, TSOT361, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I thought I was finished but also thought something else was needed. Can you go wrong with a little bling? Tutti Frutti Adhesive Sequins to the rescue. Just the right amount of bling.

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Window Shopping Box for Try Stamping On Tuesday

This week I have another Try Stamping On Tuesday challenge sample to show you. I used the Window Shopping stamp set to help me create a cover for one of the Acetate Card Boxes.

Window Shopping stamp set, TRystampingonTuesday.com, Acetate Card Boxes, Quilt Top TIEF, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Here’s the link and challenge logo. Hop on over, take a look then create a card using this sketch.

Try Stamping On tuesday 359


Design Notes for Window Shopping Box:


This is actually not a card but just a front piece I placed on an Acetate Card Box. I made some cards for a friend of mind and wanted to put them in something cute. The Acetate Card Boxes fit up to six cards and envelopes nicely. You might recognize the cards as some that I featured in a post a week or so ago.


Window Shopping stamp set, TryStampingontuesday, Quilt Top embossing folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


Since the design had lots of white, or unstamped space I wanted something to add a little interest. I could have used some designer paper but opted to use regular card stock and emboss it. The Quilt Top Embossing Folder is from the Holiday Catalog but is still available. Isn’t it a nice design?



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