Monday, January 9, 2017

Dreamin' Big Dragonfly for Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome back to the January Joyful Stars Blog Hop!  We are a group of Close to My Heart consultants who share something each month on the 9th and at 9PM EST.  If you are coming from Krista Hersheberger's blog you are on the right track. (The complete lineup is also on Joyce's blog in case you get lost.)  Have fun being inspired!
I started this card by creating the center panel with the "smooshing" technique.  Raspberry, Tangerine and Blossom inks were stamped onto a sheet of acetate and spritzed with water and then the paper was placed on the inky acetate.  The results are unpredictable and one of a kind creations.  The Dreamin' Big dragonfly was gold embossed onto Pansy CS.   Tiny pearls were placed onto the top set of wings.  Drops of Silver Glitz Glitter Gel and Pink Glitz Glitter Gel were put on the background panel.  The dragonfly Thin Cut die was used to cut out the butterfly and a piece of thin craft foam to give it some added dimension.

      Sugar Rush paper
      Dreamin' Big dragonfly stamp and coordinating Thin Cut Die
      Pansy CS
      Raspberry CS
      Raspberry Ink
      Tangerine Ink
      Blossom Ink
      White and Gold Ribbon
      Pink Glitter Gel (retired)
      Silver Glitz Glitter Gel (retired)

Here is the Sketch Saturday #455 that inspired my card layout:

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Happy Little Stampers--Anything Goes with Dies

Now it's time to hop on over to see what my friend Jen Benner has to share.  I'm sure you'll be inspired by her artwork.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie


  1. I can almost picture Spring after looking at your happy card!

  2. I adore this stamp set, and can't wait to use it too!! What a fun card, love the gold embossing of this creature...great idea to emboss on colored cardstock. The little things that mean so much :) Beautiful job!

  3. Pretty card! Love the background behind the dragonfly.

  4. I really like the combination of colors you chose for your watercolor "smooshing" technique. The gold embossed dragonfly looks great on it too.

  5. Love your smooshing technique. The colors are so bright and cheery in my mid-winter freezing temps.

  6. Beautiful background! Love the colors! Great Embossed Dragonfly! Love the pearls on the wings as well! Thanks for playing with us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

  7. Pretty card! I am so ready for spring! :)


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