Saturday, April 9, 2016

Dragonfly Hello

Hello again!  Tonight I'm posting a super easy card made for two challenges - the sketch challenge at Global Design Project and the color challenge at Pals Paper Arts.  I've added links below to each challenge so be sure to click on them and enjoy all the amazing inspiration.

I love the simplicity of the sketch, so I kept the elements minimal.  I was going for a more "organic" look after deciding to use some retired Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper with its beautifully embossed flowers, so I pulled out the dragonfly stamp from Awesomely Artistic, and also incorporated the nice texture of the Jute ribbon.

After deciding on the card elements, it seemed that the background on the card base needed to "pop" a bit more, so I used a Blender Pen inked with a bit of Craft Whisper White ink to color some of the flowers.  After coloring, I used a cloth to rub off the excess ink, including on the embossed parts of the flower.  After the ink dried the ribbon and buttons were adhered to the base.

For the color challenge, I decided on Bermuda Bay ink for the dragonfly, reminiscent of dragon and damsel flies we see here in the Northwest during the summer.  The stamp was first inked in Versamark then Bermuda Bay, heat embossed with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder then fussy cut with my Paper Snips.  The sentiment was cut from the brilliantly bright Cucumber Crush card stock with a Greetings Thinlits.  I did substitute the Kraft dsp for Crumb Cake - I hope that doesn't disqualify me from the challenge!

Thanks for the visit and of course I would love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment!



Product details:
Stamps:  Awesomely Artistic
Paper:  Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Natural Composition Specialty dsp
Ink:  Versamark, Bermuda Bay, Craft Whisper White
Other:  1 1/4" Jute Ribbon, Greetings Thinlit, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Neutrals Buttons


Kylie Bertucci said...

This is so lovely Stef! What a great way to combine the colours and the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge! Look forward to seeing you play along with us again soon.

Michelle Quinno said...

This is so pretty! Your background is amazing. Thanks so much for joining the Pals this week!

Lynn Hoyt said...

Very pretty card, I love that you used this DSP, it really makes the card shine. Thank you for play at PPA this week.

Peggy Noe said...

Love the different elements you used ~ not the usual. Clever highlighting of the flowers on the dsp! Thanks so much for playing with this week's Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!

Brian King said...

I miss this paper! Great use of the colors, Stef! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's Pals Paper Arts color challenge!