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Sweet Dragonfly

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The Dragonfly Dreams stamp set is so versatile!  Paired with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit, they are a must have for your craft room!  I actually used sponge daubers to lightly add Wild Wasabi and Island Indigo on the wings before I stamped them on the paper. This is a two-step stamp set.  You are able to color in the wings with the solid image and add the detailed lined stamp on top.  I find it’s easier to add the detailed line stamp first then line up your solid stamp.  I used Wink of Stella clear on his wings…looks stunning in real life!!

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He is also popped up with dimensionals so he looks like he’s flying away!  I added Soft Sky  stamped off to add a subtle dimension for the background.  It’s such a sweet and simple card!  I made it for my Stamp Club girls!  I hope they enjoy it!

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The faux bow is so simple with linen thread holding the burlap and the gold metallic Sale a Bration ribbon.

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Black Magic Dragonfly

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I am so happy that Stampin’ Up! has unveiled the new Water Color pencils!  So easy to use and many different way as well!  (They are so popular, that they are on backorder and will be put on “not orderable” soon!  So get yours now! Don’t worry, they are working on getting more, they just have to turn off the item number until the supply is back.

I decided to teach my club members the Black Magic technique.  Here is how we achieved this ombre look!

  1. We stamped the dragonfly with Craft Whisper White on to Basic Black. We then used the heat tool to dry.
  2. We used the Tempting Turquoise for the body.  Using the Calypso Coral on the inner most wing towards the body. Then Rich Razzleberry in the middle of the wing. It was finished on the tips with Melon Mambo.

Easy Peas!! So sweet looking too! I used the Blooms & Bliss DSP for the patterned strip.  I thought the Brick Wall embossing folder made a great background with extra texture.

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The sentiment is from Awesomely Artistic and cut out with the Project Life Labels. join_demo_dec0116_us