Thursday, 26 July 2012

Dragonfly Card

I LOVE this card, it uses alcohol inks, acetate, embossing and stamping to create a gorgeous dragonfly that really pops with vibrant colour, and the technique to create the water ripples is a winner... It is really easy as well, making use of the Blossom Punch and the Mixed Bunch stamp set. Look out for my NEW feature coming up called "WOW! HOW?" where I will take you step-by-step on HOW to make something WOW! The first one will be how to make one of these gorgeous shimmery dragonflies, inspired by those seen at the London Wetland Centre - if you are abound London at all this summer it is well worth a visit:

Here is the view of the dragonfly from the side, so you can see the distinct layers, one of stamped and coloured acetate and the other of mirri-card. The dragonfly is mounted onto an embossed panel of Pool Party card stock, inked with Pool Party inside the embossing folder - actually a wood grain design, but it works really well as water ripples I think!

A front view for you finally, so you can see the glitter I added to accent the design, and the beautiful rhinestones that have been stuck along the body. You can see the ripple pattern from the embossing in the background as well:

I hope you like the card - I have used several of the Stampin' Up!® In Colours for this card, but the Concorde Crush (that beautiful deep blue used for the background on the main card) will be retiring this year so get your hands on it soon if you love it!

The recipe is below, but don't forget to check back soon for the NEW "WOW! HOW?" feature.

Happy Crafting!

Stamp Sets: Mixed Bunch, Everything Eleanor
Inks: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, StazOn, various alcohol inks (non SU)
Card Stock: Concorde Crush, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Mirri-card (non SU)
Punches: Blossom
Other: Rhinestones, glitter (non SU), acetate (non SU), Woodgrain embossing folder (non SU)

I am entering this particular card into 4 challenges:
inky impressions challenges - use dies or punches I have used the blossom punch and coordinating Mixed Bunch stamp set to qualify for this challenge.
lej designs challenge blog - #13 - bling-bling Glitter and Rhinestones, what more can you ask for!?
my time to craft challenge - #183 - make it wet This challenge is anything to do with water, so a dragonfly should be perfect!
always crafting - #12 - Water another one based around Water, I entered this challenge a few weeks back with a masculine card: take a look at it by clicking HERE!


  1. Beautiful card. Love the dragonfly so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Impressions.

  2. This is beautiful. I love the dragonfly. Thank you for playing along with the Inky Impressions challenge this week. Good luck and I hope you will join us again soon. :o)

    Tonya Inky DT

  3. Great card, love the sparkle your dragonfly is fab! Great take on our theme!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  4. so pretty love the dragonfly!
    thank you for taking part in the challenge at LEJ designs this week
    Debbi x

  5. I've been lucky enough to have seen this card' in the flesh' it is amazing!! :) Well done Becky.

  6. Fab card, thanks for sharing with us at MTTC, Wendy x

  7. Oh this is beautiful!! Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions xx


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