Dragonfly Gardens with Guest Designer, Marisabel!

Dragonfly Gardens with Guest Designer, Marisabel!

What’s going on creative friends? I’m Marisabel from Witchtionery and today I am bringing you this card made with the Brutus Monroe “Dragonfly Garden” stamp set. I am so bummed this stamp set is retiring because it is very difficult to find beautiful lavender stamps and springs. Even beyond the sprigs, I think these sentiment banners are beautiful and very different. That said, I hope that this card brings a little inspiration.

To start, I took a piece of scrap white cardstock and I began to stamp down the straight lavender sprig using clear embossing ink. I made several impressions so I could have a small bunch. Once stamped, I used Ranger “Gold” embossing powder to heat emboss these images.

After, I colored in these images using my Prismacolor pencil in the color “Lavender”. Then I proceeded to fussy cut each of those images. Once they were cut, I wrapped a piece of twine around my bunch and tied a bow. Next, I took out a piece of 80lb white cardstock and cut it to be slightly smaller than an A2 sized panel.

For my panel, I wanted to keep it simple and in the same lavender theme, so I decided to do some ink blending. From my stash, I pulled out my Ranger Distress “Shaded lilac” ink and began to ink blend in a circular motion, focusing on the center of my panel

Once I was satisfied with the saturation of the center, I wanted to add some of those beautiful dragon flies to the card panel. I went ahead and stamped one dragonfly directly onto the panel and fussy cut a second dragonfly from a piece of white cardstock. I heat embossed both dragonflies with the same Ranger “Gold” embossing powder that we heat embossed the sprigs with.

I proceeded with assembling my card by raising up my lavender bung with foam squares and I also raised the second dragonfly onto the top right hand side of the panel.

Because we used a lot of purple, I wanted the sentiment to stand out. To accomplish this, I used a yellow piece of cardstock. The one I used is called “Sunshine” by Simon Says Stamp. I simply used Memento “Tuxedo Black” Ink to stamp down the banner sentiment, then fussy cut the sentiment. I used foam squares to prop it up.

At this point, I wanted to add a few more embellishments to this card so I added some Pretty Pink Posh “Clear droplet” sequins throughout my card panel. I felt that this card didn’t look balanced.

To wrap it this card, I made a second card panel from the “Sunshine” cardstock to give this card a yellow border. I used my tape runner to adhere that panel to my card base, which was made from Neenah “Solar White” cardstock. Finally, I raised my panel up of foam squares and that finished up this card.

That just about wraps this card up. Well guys, thank you for joining me today. It has been a lot of fun to get crafty with you guys today.

Sincerely,

-Marisabel, Witchtionery

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