Inspired Dragonfly Greeting Cards
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That being said, please keep on reading the blog post as I’d love to share with you the two cards that I made featuring the Inspired Dragonfly Stamp & Die Set ↓
To begin with, I started by stamping with embossing ink the dragonfly from the Dragonfly Stamp Set creating my own card panel pattern. Once the stamping was done, I applied white embossing powder covering the stamping, and I heat set it with the heat embossing gun tool. Right after when the heat embossing was done, I inked it up the card panel with Picked Raspberry distress oxide ink. For the inking part, I was very light hand because I wanted to create a gradient softer look from the bottom to the top of the card panel. Right after the inking, I wipe the excess of the ink that was seated on top of the white embossing with a dry cloth, and I trimmed the edges of the card panel a little smaller than a regular A2 size card panel. Finally, I adhered the backing of the card panel with foam mounting tape to an A2 size side folding white card base, and I set it aside. In the meanwhile, I gold heat embossed a sentiment from the same Dragonfly stamp set in a decorative white cardstock piece from my stash, and I adhered it to the center of the card with double-sided tape. Also, I ran through the die-cutting machine the Dragonfly Crafting Die to die-cut the actual dragonfly as you can see in the picture above. (By the way this die has two layers so I die-cut the bottom layer from vellum for a settle look.) To finish the card off, I adhered the center of the dragonfly next to sentiment, and I added shimmer to the vellum part for a shimmering look.
For the second card, inked it up the card panel with the same Picked Raspberry distress oxide ink. However, I was heavy hand, yet I still created the gradient look in the background. Next, as soon as I was done with the inking, I added a few splatters of water to create the oxidized effect. Right after the inking process I finish the card panel off by adhering the dragonflies that I had previously die-cut by running thought the die-cutting machine the top layer of the dragonfly die, and pieces of white cardstock. As for the card embellishment, I adhered in the center of the card panel another decorative piece of white cardstock from my stash along with the sentiment that I had previously gold heat embossed in one of the Essential Stitched Labels Crafting Dies which I adhered on the side of the car panel with foam mounting tape for extra dimension. Finally, to finish the card off, I trimmed the edges of the card panel a little bit smaller than the card base, and I adhered it to an A2 standard size top folding white card base.
As a finish touch, I decided to add a few clear pink sequins here and there for a sparkly look.
So, that’s all for today friends, I hope these cards inspire you to give these designs a try! Don’t forget to take the advantage of this amazing Summer sale, as well as your FREE as well as the Brave Wings Stamp Set with purchase. As always, don’t forget that down below you’ll find the supply list for all the products used in this post, as referral from where they were received or purchased from.
Thank you and happy crafting, your time is valuable.
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Inspired Dragonfly Stamp & Die Set
Essential Stitched Labels Crafting Dies
Strawberry Shortcake Sequins
Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder
WOW! Opaque Bright White
Embossing Ink Pad
WOW! Embossing Ink Pad Refill
WOW! Heat Embossing Gun Tool
Neenah Smooth Solar White #80
Cougar 110# Heavy Weight Card Stock
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Your imagination is Your limit.
All photography provided by Yasmin Diaz
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I am creating this blog with the purpose of sharing how I design my cards, the information provided here is base in my own opinion and creativity. I am not an expert by any means, and I only share the way that I design my cards. All of the products used for this blog post were personally purchased by me. However, I did received the Stamp & Crafting die sets by Technique Tuesday, and some of the WOW! products. Please, know that all of the referral links were added for you to know from where I purchased or received the items from. The products shared, and mention in my blog posts are simply because I use, and truly love them.