Saturday, October 16, 2021

Easy Card with Dragonfly Garden ~ Casually Crafting Blog Hop


Hi!  Welcome to my blog!  I'm so excited to be part of the Casually Crafting Design Team.  We are an international group of Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who want to share our take on casual crafting.  We will share what we love with you monthly.  Be sure to check out the rests of the design team's projects using the links at the bottom of this post.

This month our Blog Hop Challenge was to create a card using the sketch below.  Sketch challenges are my favorite!  I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else did with the challenge. My card is simple and quick, using only one stamp set and three colors.  I did step it up a little on the inside, but that can easily be left off or simplified...I'll tell you how later. 

Card Base ~ Balmy Blue Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Shimmery White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
a scrap of Gold Metallic Specialty Paper
Inside Layer ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4"

  • Use the wide Water Painter brush to paint the background on Layer 1, starting with the lighter color.  For your ink pallet, either squeeze your closed ink pad, then open and use the lid OR ink an empty stamping block and use it. 
  • Punch a small Gold Metallic dragonfly
  • Once the paint is dry (you can use a Heat Tool to hurry along the drying process), stamp the flower image and sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  
  • Adhere Layer 1 to the card base. 
  • Use Liquid Glue or a Glue Dot to attach the small dragonfly, as shown. 

I chose to add the small dragonflies to the inside Basic White layer with Versamark, Heat & Stick Powder and Gilded Leafing.  However, you can also stamp the dragonflies with Balmy Blue ink, or leave them off completely.  
Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the sentiment.  Then, adhere the Basic White CS to the inside of your card. 
(Sorry this picture didn't turn out great...I had a hard time getting my camera to focus on this one) 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Please feel free to ask me if you have any Stampin' Up! related questions. 
Don't forget to visit the other blogs in the Casually Crafting Design Tea Blog Hop. 

If you live in the USA and don't currently have someone you are working with, I would L♥VE to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

Happy Stamping! 

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(for the gold dragonflies inside the card)