Birthday, feminine, Flowers, Stampin' Up!

Awesomely Artistic with a bee!

Dear Crafters,

Today, I am mixing up a couple of stamp sets; Dragonfly Dreams, Awesomely Artistic along with the Window Box thinlits dies.

Awesomely Artistic, Dragonfly Dreams, Window Box thinlits by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up demonstrator Melbourne #Occasions2017 Saleabration2017

The white card is sponged along the edges with Crushed Curry ink to soften them.

Next I stamped the flower image with Smoky Slate ink and used my AquaPainter with inks to colour the flowers and leaves.

Awesomely Artistic, Dragonfly Dreams, Window Box thinlits by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up demonstrator Melbourne #Occasions2017 #Saleabration2017

A small strip of glimmer paper was then added. The vellum is die cut with the Window Box Framelits die and attached to a circle of crushed curry cut with the 2″ circle punch. I embossed it with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I also added some gold metallic thread behind the circle before adhering to the vellum with Fast Fuse to hold it all in place firmly. The little bee was added last!

Awesomely Artistic, Dragonfly Dreams, Window Box thinlits by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up demonstrator Melbourne #Occasions2017

I decorated the inside of the card with some of the embossed card and two more little bumble bees!

Awesomely Artistic, Dragonfly Dreams, Window Box thinlits by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up demonstrator Melbourne #Occasions2017 inside

What do you think of this card?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Vellum, Glimmer paper
Stamp Sets: Awesomely Artistic, Dragonfly Dreams
Inks: Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate
Other: Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, Window Box thinlits, Hexagons Dynamic TIEF, 2″ circle punch, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Clear Block, Bone Folder, Metallic Thread, Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, AquaPainter

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To a wonderful friend…

Dear Crafters,

Although Sale-a-bration has ended, the Occasions and Annual catalogues are jammed packed with gorgeous products, that I never want them to end.

Today, I am focusing on the stunning Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, however, I am not using the dragonfly images, but the little bee!

To a wonderful friend using Stampin Ups Dragonfly Dreams by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up demonstrator Melbourne #Occasions2017

I stamped the bee image all over the Tip Top Taupe card base in Memento Black ink.

I also stamped the bee again onto the oval die cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The sentiment is also stamped in black.

To a wonderful friend using Stampin Ups Dragonfly Dreams by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up demonstrator Melbourne #Occasions2017 closeup

The bee was coloured using the ink pads and blender pens.

I think the burlap ribbon gives the card a bit of a natural feel to the card.

To a wonderful friend using Stampin Ups Dragonfly Dreams by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up demonstrator Melbourne #Occasions2017 flat

What do you think?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Dragonfly Dreams
Inks: Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Clear Block, Blender Pens, Bone Folder, Linen Thread, Burlap Ribbon

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Dragonfly Dreams

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a sneak peek of some new products arriving in January 2017 from the Occasions catalogue, the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle!

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I love the blues and purples in this card. I’ve used Marina Mist with Elegant Eggplant!

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Below the purple die cut, I also die cut some vellum and glued it down with Tombo glue. Are you wondering why you can’t see the glue? Well, if you gently sponge it to the back of the vellum evenly, you won’t have any visibility of how you have adhered it! Same with the sentiment!

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The top layer of the dragonfly was run through the Big Shot with a tan embossing mat so it didn’t cut through completely, but left the embossed look.

I also added some Wink of Stella to the body of the dragonfly some some added sparkle.

What do you think of this card?

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Elegant Eggplant and Vellum
Inks: Marina Mist, Elegant Eggplant
Other: Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Sponge Dauber, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Clear Blocks, Word Window Punch, tan embossing mat

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Birthday, feminine, Stampin' Up!, Techniques & Tutorials, Watercolour

Watercolour Dragonflies

Dear Crafters,

Today I share another sneak peek of the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle, but this time using the emboss resist technique.

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I love how simple but effective this technique is!

Begin by stamping the images in Versamark ink, then add clear embossing powder and heat set.

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Using the AquaPainter and ink, brush on the colour blending the two together in the centre. I’ve used Calypso Coral and Marina Mist.

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To get those dots, I dropped tiny amounts of water from the AquaPainter, let it sit for a minute or two, then dabbed off with some paper towel. This lifts the colour already added.

I also added a vellum dragonfly and some pearls to the body.

What do you think of this card?

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Thick Whisper White, Watercolour card and Vellum
Inks: Marina Mist, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Other: Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, AquaPainter, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Dauber, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Clear Blocks, Pearls, Silver Ribbon

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