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Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Dragonflies

I have a love/hate relationship with stamping. I've been so disappointed with some of the results I've had that I all but retired my stamps completely. I've been encouraged to have another go courtesy of the Crafty Cardmaking group, and had a few successes, but I'm still not entirely comfortable with it.

Today, I set about trying to make a card for the Sketch and Stash challenge. The stamp is fairly new - definitely not previously used - and it was a freebie on Craft Stamper. I used it for the main feature as well as the backing papers, and finished it off with flowers made using my Spellbinders blossom nestibilities. The backing papers are stamped in Versacolor in olive, ash rose and marigold, and the feature is stamped in Hobbycraft metallic ink and embossed with clear, holographic powder.



Having stamped a whole A4 sheet with the dragonflies, I decided to do another card - this time my preferred square format. It also fulfils the criteria of the Colour Create challenge - to use pink, green and orange.




The dragonflies are done as above, but this time I used the Spellbinders Impressibilities die (Butterfly) to emboss the side panel, and I inked it with more of the Versacolor olive. (I love that effect!) I finished it with some dragonfly brads given to me by a generous friend on Crafty Cardmakers - thanks again, Shirl!

8 comments:

Jill said...

beautiful car Josephine, thanks for trying a sketch for the first time, I love your dragonfly image and your stamped background is wonderful, thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and stash hugs Jill xx

scrappyjan said...

beautiful work... the dragonfly is beautiful stamped all over like you have it....
Thank you for joining Colour Create this week.
hugs janny

TeresaW said...

I love these cards, it looks like you have overcome your terror of the rubber admirably.

Sharon said...

This is really pretty Josephine. Your stamping is amazing. Love those dragonflies. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
SHaron xx

Di said...

This is lovely the dragon flies are great stamping can take time to master, keep going its great when it works.

Thanks for joining C.C this week
Hugs Di xxxx

Mina said...

beautiful stamping...love both of them...thank you for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Sian said...

Lovely cards, wonderful stamping! great use of the stamp for the background and main image :)

Sian
X

Becky said...

Gorgeous card! Keep persevering with the stamping, it looks fab!!
Thanks for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

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