Hi friends! We have one final post to share with you featuring the brand new May Release! Today, I’m a project featuring the new Dragonfly Greetings stamp set. Make sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win your very own Dragonfly Greetings stamp set!
Red and aqua are two of my favorite colors!
I really wanted to feature that gorgeous flower from the Dragonfly Greetings stamp set. I embossed them on red cardstock, die cut them out, and then adhered them in a cluster of three on my card.
And that dragonfly…isn’t it beautiful?!
To create my card, I started by gathering supplies needed for my background. I used the Peacock Feathers Distress Ink pad (any water soluble ink pad will work), a heavyweight piece of white cardstock, a large acrylic block, and a water spritz bottle.
I started by rubbing my ink pad all over the acrylic block. I didn’t completely fill it with ink as I wanted there to be some white space.
I then spritzed the acrylic block so that the ink was very wet.
I then put the cardstock down on the acrylic block, pressed it down a bit, and then carefully pull it up. You can set your paper aside to dry or you can speed it up with a heat tool.
For the flowers, I embossed them in white on red cardstock.
To add a little more depth to the flowers, I did some light shading with a colored pencil. I then die cut them out using the coordinating Dragonfly Greetings Die Set.
For the dragonfly, I embossed it in white onto white cardstock. It’s hard to see in the photo, but trust me…it’s there! 🙂 I then started to add some color using a few colored pencils.
After I had it colored , I die cut it out. I really love the open dies as it makes it easy to line up the stamped image with the die!
For the final step, I embossed the sentiment in black on a small strip of white cardstock.
Want to win this lovely new stamp set? Just leave a comment on this post to be entered to win! We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST June 4th to leave a comment, a winner will announced on this blog on June 6. Good Luck!
June 3, 2017 — 7:19 am
Beautiful card! I love the aqua and red color combo… one of my favorites too! The dragonfly and flowers are lovely!
June 3, 2017 — 11:10 am
Lovely stamp set, love the addition of the little dragonflies and your color combo is fantastic!
June 3, 2017 — 12:33 pm
thanks for the details for making this card.
I’ve heard of the background technique
but never seen it visually described.
It helped seeing how it was done. The
way you did the dragonfly was interesting
too. Now I feel comfortable in trying
this technique on my own.
thanks for sharing a wonderful card
June 3, 2017 — 2:07 pm
Gorgeous card. Those red flowers really stand out against the blue.
June 3, 2017 — 2:09 pm
Gorgeous card! Love the color combo!
June 3, 2017 — 2:11 pm
This is just beautiful! I love the coloring on that dragonfly!
June 3, 2017 — 2:24 pm
These are beautiful stamps and you showed them off wonderfully!
June 3, 2017 — 2:38 pm
Wow, the blue with that dark red is gorgeous!!!!
June 3, 2017 — 3:19 pm
I just love the tone on tone coloring and the watercoloring that you did! Just beautiful!!
June 3, 2017 — 3:48 pm
Laurie your card is beautiful. I love that stamp set and the sentiments with it are fabulous. A very versatile set for sure.
June 3, 2017 — 7:32 pm
Beautiful–love the colors.
June 3, 2017 — 8:32 pm
Gorgeous! Love the color combos and that dragonfly is soooo cute!
June 3, 2017 — 10:33 pm
The flowers are absolutely gorgeous & so is your card!
June 5, 2017 — 3:03 am
Beautiful card. I love your colour combination it really pops.