Friday, March 2, 2018

Video: Botanical Dragonfly - Spellbinders Guest Design

Hey folks! 

Last week I shared another video at Spellbinders. I showed  how I make two cards using the Shapeabilities Botanical Dragonfly Etched Dies Flower Garden by Sharyn Sowell. If you’re interested in seeing what I did with the Botanical Butterfly you can see that HERE.

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You can watch the video on how I made my cards HERE. You can also click on the thumbnail link below.




I started by ink blending Tim Holtz DISTRESS WATERCOLOR Paper with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in TUMBLED GALSS and STORMY SKY. I made sure to concentrate most of the darkest ink in the lower left corner of the cardstock and blend out the lightest. I also made sure to leave the top right corner white.

I was pretty sure that I was going to trim this down eventually, so I made sure to bring the inks up pretty far so I wouldn’t cut off too much later.


On one card panel, I used STORMY SKY and the My Favorite Things BURLAP Background Stamp to stamp across the entire panel. After I splattered Gansai Tambai STARRY COLORS Champagne Gold across both panels, I trimmed them down to 3.75”x3.75”. I set my panels aside and went to work on the flowers.


I ink blended a scrap piece of cardstock with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in PEELED PAINT. Then I die cut the leaves from the BIRD ON CHERRY BRANCH Dies as well as a few leaves from the FLORAL PANEL CARD Die Set out of Simon Says Stamp GREEN APPLE Cardstock.

I had initially ink blended some peachy-orange ink on scrap cardstock and die cut the flowers from the TINY SHADOW BOX Die Set, but I felt those were too light so I ended up coloring them in with Copic's to make them a darker orange. I have those colors in the thumbnail links below.


I die cut the BOTANICAL DRAGONFLY out of Simon Says Stamp CREAM Cardstock making sure to cut both wings twice, then heat embossed all of the pieces with a Hero Arts SATIN PEARL Embossing Powder. 

To assemble the dragonfly I used 3M FOAM TAPE, because I wanted it to pop up off the card base. Then I adhered all of my elements to 4”x4” card bases added some Hero Arts PEARLS to the wings and called it good!

That's it!


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Until next time.

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