Hi Stamping Friends!
I'm so excited to announce my March Stamp-of-the-Month featuring Dragonfly Dreams! This is such a fun stamp set, especially when it's combined with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits! So many options for stamping techniques & beautiful die-cut layers! Of course, a dragonfly class wouldn't be complete without some iridescent sparkle from Wink of Stella! Ahhhhh! So pretty! You're gonna love this class-to-go kit!
NEW Instructions Only Class Option—I've had many requests for an Instructions Only option for my classes. Since I'm now offering a link to a Class Tips Video along with my Instructions PDF, I've decided to add this Instructions Only option on a trial basis.
Today, I'm sharing one of the pairs of cards we'll be creating with the Dragonfly Dreams class kit featuring elegant silver accents.
Silver Foil Dragonfly Dreams Cards
The Dragonfly Dreams class kit features 8 cards, 2 colors in each of 4 different designs. This first pair of cards highlights the intricate Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits die-cuts in beautiful Silver Foil.
Background Basics—I started by stamping the Dragonfly Dreams dragonfly all around the edges of a Mint Macaron card base in Mint Macaron ink. Did you know that this trendy 2015-2017 In Color will be retiring soon? I'll be so sad to see it go! Stock up now before it becomes a "While Supplies Last" retiring item in early May.
Dragonfly Foundation—I stamped the Dragonfly Dreams sentiment in Memento Black on the bottom of a 3" x 4-1/4" piece of Whisper White. Then I stamped the dotted image twice diagonally in Mint Macaron ink to create a foundation for the dragonfly. The dense dots were stamped in the center of that area, with the sparse dots floating outward from the middle. The layer was mounted on a 3-1/8" x 4-3/8" piece of Basic Black, then popped up with Dimensionals on the card base.
Dragonfly Details—I die-cut an intricate dragonfly from Silver Foil with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, running it through silver side down to leave crisp ridges around the edges of the foil. TIP: I recommend using the Precision Base Plate and Die Brush for best results with this intricate die.
I cut a solid Bermuda Bay dragonfly from the same thinlits. TIP: Because that die is actually a framelit rather than a thinlit, it is not recommended to use it with the Precision Base Plate. You can warp or seriously damage framelits (outline only dies) when continuously run through with the Precision Base Plate.
Finishing Touches—To adhere the Silver Metallic Thread loops, I started by adding SNAIL adhesive to the back of the solid die-cut, on the body and inner wings. Then, I wrapped the thread around my four fingers about 6 times, twisted the loops into a "figure 8" shape and pushed them onto the sticky back. Fluff out the loops until you get the look you want, then add some Tear & Tape Adhesive over the top to hold the thread in place and adhere the layer to the card front. Pop up the silver die-cut over the top with trimmed down Dimensionals.
I added a few floating Rhinestone Jewels for more sparkle.
Two Cool—The second card in the kit has a Wisteria Wonder card base and stamped images.
The foundation for the dragonfly is in Elegant Eggplant this time and I stamped a different sentiment, too.
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