Tuesday, March 14, 2017
SUO170 Dragonfly Dreams
It’s time for the #170 “Things That Fly” Challenge at SU-Only Challenges! I have not had a chance to ink up the new Dragonfly Dreams stamp set along with the coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits™ yet, so I decided they would be the perfect combination for the “Things That Fly” Challenge.
I incorporated the Splitcoaststampers CC623 Color Challenge (from 02/20) along with the SC635 Sketch Challenge for this week. I am also linking to the Happy Little Stampers March Watercolor “Anything Goes opt. Smoosh” Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to stop by the SU-Only Challenges site to check out the rest of the Design Team projects or the other challenge sites, I hope you will do so- wonderful inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). Trim a piece of Whisper White cardstock to approx. 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”, mount onto a piece of Island Indigo cardstock (4 ¼” x 5 ½”) and adhere to the Extra Thick Whisper White card base.
2). Emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, cut the diagonal (per the sketch), mount onto a piece of Island Indigo cardstock, trim the edges and mount onto the card front.
3). Using ink from Stampin’ Write Markers- Pool Party, Island Indigo and Prefect Plum, scribble onto a craft mat, spritz with water and lay a piece of Whisper White cardstock into the ink. Repeat the process until you are satisfied.
4). Ink the Watercolor Wash background stamp with Pool Party Classic Ink, ink the splatter image from Dragonfly Dreams with Island Indigo Classic Ink and stamp onto the Watercolor Wash background stamp before laying the smoosh background (created in step 3) onto the Watercolor Wash stamp. Lift and trim the panel (with the slant as per the sketch) and mount onto Island Indigo cardstock. Adhere to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
4). Stamp the sentiment from Rose Wonder with Stampin’ Archival Basic Black ink onto another piece of the background (created in step 3), die cut with the Layering Circle Framelits™, layer onto a circle of Island Indigo cardstock (also die cut with a larger circle from the Layering Circles Framelits™). Mount the sentiment onto the card front with dimensional foam.
5). Ink the Dragonfly Dreams image with Stampin’ Archival Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock, heat set with the Heat Tool, die cut with the coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits™, watercolor with Stampin’ Write Markers- Pool Party, Perfect Plum and Island Indigo and the AquaPainter™. Add the dragonfly to the card front and apply Clear Wink of Stella® to the wings for shimmer.
6). Add a few Rhinestones to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Dragonfly Dreams, Rose Wonder, Watercolor Wash background
Ink/Mediums: Stampin’ Archival Basic Black, Classic Ink- Pool Party, Island Indigo; Stampin’ Write Markers- Pool Party, Perfect Plum and Island Indigo; Clear Wink of Stella®
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Extra Thick Whisper White
Accessories/Tools: AquaPainter™, Big Shot™, Layering Circles Framelits™, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits™, Rhinestones
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by! I hope those of you in the path of Winter Storm Stella are staying safe and warm at home :-)
If you have a chance to pull out your Stampin’ Up! stamps/supplies, we would love to see your artwork in our SUO170 "Things That Fly" SU-Only Challenge gallery! Hugs and have a fabulous week, my friends!