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Monday, May 15

🙚 Three Fold Dragonfly Card 🙙



Good Morning / Afternoon Everyone!

I hope you all have had a lovely weekend and have been able to get even a little bit of crafting in :)

Today I wanted to showcase this really pretty dragonfly card. 

My inspiration for this card was canvas paintings. I really like the look they have. The scenery paintings are my favourite and I have wanted to try and see if I could recreate the same look on a card.

This is what I came up with.

It is a three fold card which has a continuous scene of dragonflies and wild flowers going across the entirety of it.

I have used two stamp sets today. They are Touches of Texture and Dragonfly Dreams. Both from Stampin' Up.


Touches of Texture Clear-Mount Stamp Set Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set

Here is how I made this card.

TUTORIAL

Card base - Pear Pizzazz card stock - 11 1/2 x 6 inches (29 x 15 cms)

Place your card base on to your scoring tool. Longest side at the top.

Score @ 1/4 , 3 3/4 & 7 1/4 inches (1/2, 9 1/2 & 18 1/2 cms)

Turn the card stock around so that the shortest side with the 1/4 inch score mark is at the top.

Score @ 5/8 inch (1 1/2 cms) Only score down to the last score line. 

Trim off the thin strips that have been made by the score lines. There should be 2 thin rectangle pieces to cut off on the one side and one very thin rectangle piece to cut off the one end.

With the largest area on the left. Burnish the first score line towards the left hand side and then the second burnish line to the right.

Burnish the first score line to the left.
You will now need to cut the layering panel pieces of card stock

For the middle layer panel piece, choose your Design Series Paper. The one I have used today is a sneak peak of a paper pack coming from Stampin' Up June 1st. (UK residents, contact me for a free catalogue if you have not been sent one already)

DSP pieces -

1 piece @ 4 x 5 3/4 inches (10 x 14 1/2 cms)

2 pieces @ 3 1/4 x 5 inches (8 x 12 1/2 cms)

Top Layer Pieces, I used Whisper White card stock -

1 piece @ 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches (9 1/2 x 14 cms)

2 pieces @ 3 x 4 3/4 inches (7 1/2 x 12 cms)

Now to decorate the pieces of Whisper White card stock.

Using a stamp from the Touches of Texture stamp set (In photo, it is the stamp on the left side of the flower in the bottom right hand corner) and a Soft Sky ink pad.

Use the stamp off and on technique to stamp the colour over the top half of your pieces of Whisper White card stock.

Using the same stamp and a Pear Pizzazz ink pad. Do the same technique on the bottom halves of the Whisper White card stock.

Now using the same Pear Pizzazz ink pad but this time with the large leaf floral stamp from the Touches of Textures stamp set. 

Stamp along the bottom of each piece of Whisper White card stock. Make sure to stamp at different heights.

Using an Island Indigo ink pad and the small dragonfly stamp from the Touched of Texture stamp set.

Stamp two dragonflies on the largest piece of Whisper White and one of the smaller pieces.

I stamped my dragonflies so it seemed that they were travelling up the card in a diagonal pattern.

On the second smaller piece of Whisper White card stock.

Use the detailed dragonfly stamp from the stamp set Dragonfly Dreams and the Island Indigo ink pad.

Stamp the dragonfly in a diagonal position.

Now colour in the wild flowers.

For this I used Stampin' Up Markers in the shades -

Wisteria Wonder
Pool Party
Blushing Bride

Now it is time to build the card.

Using tear and tape or Snail Adhesive. Attach the pieces of layering DSP onto the card base.

With dimensionals; attach the top layer pieces. Making sure that you have them in the correct order that you would like them to go :)

The sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and I have stamped this in the Island Indigo ink.

Place your sentiment onto the front of your card.

To finish off, I used a Wink of Stella pen in Clear to add glitter to the dragonfly on the front of the card and around the card edges.

Voila!!

I hope you have liked my tutorial for helping to create an oil painting type texture to your cards.

As always, everything I have used in today's tutorial will be linked down below. 

Each photo will be a link to where you can purchase the items from Stampin' Up; through myself.

Remember!. If you live in the UK and have not had a catalogue given / posted to you and you would like one.

Contact me either through my email, Facebook or comment down below and I will get one posted to you, along with samples of the new in colours for absolutely FREE!!! :)

I hope you have a fab rest of your day and I will see you tomorrow.

Take care & Always sparkle

Stazzy 






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