Hi there! We are back with more fabulous inspiration this afternoon! Ali has made a stunning card with our new DRAGONFLY REFLECTION set, with gorgeous green distress oxide inks and beautiful gold embossed background stamps and the wonderful dragonfly stamp.
Today I’m blogging how to make this A5 card using the gorgeous new Dragonfly Reflection stamps from Visible Image. There are so many beautiful stamps on this set that it was hard to limit myself, but I was aiming for a clean-ish design on this one.
To start off, score and fold a sheet of white A4 300gsm card in half to make your card blank.
Cut a 7cm strip off a second sheet to make a topper the same length as your card blank.
Wipe over your card with an anti static pad then stamp the grunge circle stamp over it with versamark ink, and heat emboss with gold holographic embossing powder.
Repeat with the splatter circle stamp, linking the circles to add interest.
Wipe over piece of heat resistant acetate with your anti static pad. Stamp the 2 dragonfly wing stamps in versamark ink and gently heat emboss with gold holographic embossing powder.
Cut around the wings leaving a bit extra (tabs) at the base of the wings for glueing later.
Apply some blue and green Distress Oxide ink onto your craft mat and spritz with a little water.
I used Peacock Feathers and Rustic Wilderness.
Press your stamped panel onto your mat to pick up some colour, repeat until you have most of the piece covered.
Use a damp brush to pick up the left over ink to fill in any large white patches then leave to dry naturally.
Wipe the front of your A5 card blank with an anti static pad then stamp the dragonfly using black versafine ink at an angle towards the top of the card as shown in this pic. Then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
Stamp another dragonfly on some scrap white card and clear heat emboss as before.
You could use a stamp platform to overstamp a couple of times to get a darker image.
Colour the dragonfly using Distress Oxides (mustard seed, peacock feathers and rustic wilderness)
These wings are going to be covered by the sparkly acetate, so don’t worry about being super neat.
Cut out the dragonfly leaving a little border around it.
Use your blending foam to add a little Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges of the dragonfly and the coloured panel to create a vignette.
Glue the coloured panel to black card leaving a 1/16″ border at the sides.
Then onto gold pearl card leaving a 1/8″ border at the sides.