Monday, January 2, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

Hello and a Happy New Year to you!  Over this holiday weekend I've had a chance to play with a new stamp set that will be available on Wednesday in the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalogue - Dragonfly Dreams.  It has such beautiful images and matching dies, plus wonderful sentiments.  I've created two cards that I will share with you, the first one made using the current challenge at Mojo Monday. 

I wanted to use both the Copper Foil paper and Copper embossing powder for my cards, so I did a search on Pinterest for color combinations with copper.  While copper looks lovely with turquoise, and I do love that combination, I came upon a couple of pins that used blush, light gray and copper.  That was a color combo I would not have thought of so I decided to go with it and see what I could make.

I started by heat embossing the dragonfly and sentiment in Copper embossing powder, then used respective Framelits to die cut.  I set those aside and started on the base, adhering a 1" strip of Copper Foil on a panel of Whisper White.  Next the Slate Gray rectangle was embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder.  I wanted to add some more warmth and texture to the card, so a piece of Burlap ribbon was cut for the cross piece in the sketch.  All that was good but it seemed a bit bare, so I found the dragonfly from Awesomely Artistic and used 2nd generation stamping in Blushing Bride to create a subtle background on the white panel.

Next the white card stock circle was cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelit, stamped (again 2nd generation) with the spots stamp from the new set, that added to a scallop circle die cut.  The dots have a neat effect, almost like Bokeh.  Definitely something to experiment with in the future.  The embossed dragonfly was added with foam tape, and pearls finished things off.

My next card was actually the first card I made with this color combination.  This time I created the base dragonfly by stamping in Blushing Bride and using the matching die to cut out.  After the intricate dragonfly was cut from Copper Foil paper it was adhered to the top of the stamped image.

Very similar details in creating this card other than the different dragonfly images, plus I used another of the sentiments in the set.  Some Blushing Bride ribbon was also added, along with some sequins and droplets.  Here's a good close up view of the dragonfly layers.

Thanks so much for your visit, and as always, your comments are very appreciated.  I've added a link to Mojo Monday above, so be sure to head over there and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration!


Product details
Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams, Awesomely Artistic (card 1)
Paper:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Smokey Slate, Copper Foil
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Versamark
Other:  Woodgrain embossing folder, Layering Circles, Stitched Shapes and Gift Card Envelope Trim Framelits, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Burlap and Blushing Bride grosgrain ribbon, Copper Stampin' Emboss powder, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins and Droplets (card 2)


Nora N. said...

What STUNNING cards!! I Love the copper foil and that dragonfly is beautiful!!

Lori said...

What a pretty color combination! Love the shiny copper elements. Thanks for joining us at Mojo Monday!