Wednesday, 3 August 2011

MMM - Mid-week Motivation - Dragonflies.

We have kicked off the month of August with a cracking new theme of THINGS WITH WINGS and the first challenge is BUTTERFLIES OR DRAGONFLIES. I love things like this and as I had done a butterfly card for the dt on Monday I thought I would try dragonflies today. So I gathered a few bits and pieces together and had a play.
As you can see I had paper, card stock, stamps, inks and a bit of embossing powder. The first thing I did was to sponge a piece of white card stock with some green and some pale blue ink. I use some sponges that I picked up in an art shop. They are round but when cut into wedges (I make about 8) they are the perfect shape for sponging - take a look
Colour co-ordination is very important to me and I use Stampin' Up card stock and inks because they match. As you can see my sponges are all individually labeled to match each colour - it also means that I don't have to spend ages looking through my sponges to find the right one.
When I had sponged my card I then stamped my images - a flower head and dragonfly
To make the flower head stand out a bit more against the green I went over it with a fine glue pen and sprinkled it with some white embossing powder. I did the same to the dragonfly wings but used a holographic powder instead - they were then set with a heat gun
I then set about making the card. I took some thin blue card and mounted it on to a 5" x 5" white card blank. That was then covered with a piece of graph paper which I had stamped with one of my favourite flourish stamps (it's from Hot off the Press)
Finally I mounted the card stock with the flowers and dragonflies on to the card and added a few finishing touches - hope you like it and found this tutorial helpful - bye for now - Jacqueline.

Card Stock - Stampin' Up - Baja Breeze and Whisper White
Paper - Graph
Inks - Stampin' Up - Baja Breeze and Old Olive
Stamps - Stampin' Up - Organic Grace and Just Believe, HOTP - Flourish


  1. Beautiful card Jacqueline, the flower heads stand out so well. Caz

  2. Lovely card, great idea with the embossing powders.
    Sue xx

  3. Really pretty - thanks for giving the details

  4. Wow! Thanks for sharing! Beautiful card.

  5. A real stunner Jacqueline and love the embossing detail.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  6. Hi Jacqueline, sorry I entered so many challenges, I have never entered that many before. I couldn't find your rules until just now, I didn't see them up there. Your embossing is gorgeous!!! Again, I apologize, I hate to goof up like that. ~~Lori

  7. Jacqueline,
    This is in one word:- BEAUTIFUL! I adore it!


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