Saturday, August 26, 2017

Dragonfly Beauty

I recently made some cards using Stampin' Up!'s Dragonfly Dreams stamps and dies.  I'm going to show you one of the cards today.  I used a technique that I saw on a You Tube video and thought it looked very elegant.  Take note.  These photographs are not very flattering.  I used silver foil paper and glitter cardstock and the light made all the elements look a little glareish.  


Here's how I achieved the quilted look of the front panel.  I started with a piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock, turned it on the diagonal and scored every 3/4".  Then I turned the panel in the opposite direction and did the same scoring, resulting in the criss cross pattern.  I folded all the scored lines and used a sponge daubber with Elegant Eggplant ink along all the edges, both directions.  


This card is so much prettier than the photos show.  I used some silver glitter drops to accent each crossed line and let it dry.  Meanwhile, I die cut the solid dragonfly from silver foil cardstock and the detailed dragonfly from silver glitter cardstock.  I layered one on top of the other, leaving the detailed wings loose.  I added the sentiment and then matted the entire panel with silver foil onto an Elegant Eggplant card base.  


This is a second card with a different sentiment.  This photo is a little better.  Tomorrow I will showcase a completely different card using the same dragonfly die.  
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