Debrah Warner
Dragonfly Dreams
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Dragonfly Dreams Thank You Card


Than You Card

Today I have a thank you card project featuring the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set by Stampin’ Up.  In order to get the look I was going for on this card, I combined watercolor paper, vellum paper and card stock.  For the watercolor medium I specifically used Stampin’ Up watercolor pencils and a size 7 paint brush.

Background Panel

First of all I created the background panel by cutting a piece of Stampin’ Up watercolor paper to 4 x 5 1/4 inches.   Then I selected three watercolor pencils; Old Olive, Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay.

Next I scribbled the color in a random patter.  Basically I just wanted to lay down some color onto the paper.   Then using a number 7 paint brush I added water to activate the color.  Starting in the center of the paper and worked my way out I added water in a swirling motion.  After blending neighboring colors together I got a nice transition between the colors.  As a result of letting this completely air dry the edges around the watercolor have great definition.

Vellum Dragonfly

Because I wanted to soften the intense watercolor, I created a vellum top panel.  For the heat embossed Thank You greeting (Tin of Cards, Stampin’ Up), I prepared the vellum by using my antistatic magic pad.  Using my MISTI I lined up the Thank You greeting inside the die and stamped it using Versamark ink.  Next I heat embossed the greeting with detailed white embossing powder and cut out the panel using my Cuttlebug and a stitched rectangle die from MFT.

For the first dragonfly I heat embossed the dragonfly image in the same detailed white embossing powder on some vellum paper.  Stamping on vellum paper can be tricky because the ink can be slippery.  Using the MISTI stamping tool prevents the stamp from slipping and results in a perfectly stamped image or greeting.  With regards to the MISTI, I highly recommend it!  Then using the coordinating dragonfly die, I cut out the image.

For the second dragonfly I used the complimentary lacy dragonfly die and cut it from the same card stock I used to make an A2 top fold card base.

Matching Dragonfly Envelope and Inside

Punching the inside panel corners with a corner punch added some additional interest.  Matching the card, I stamped the same dragonfly on the envelope and on the inside panel.  I added a sentiment to the inside and my personal handmade by stamp to the back of the card. Using a Tombow Mono Adhesive Dot tape runner I attached the inside panel to the Ocean Mist card base.

Time to Assemble

To assemble this card, using a zig zag stitch and my sewing matching, I sewed the vellum to the watercolor paper.  So the vellum would not slip during this process, I secured it in place with a large paper clip.  For a finished look I pulled the threads to the back and secured them down with tape.  Next I attached the watercolor panel to the A2 card base using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.  To prevent curling and warping, I set something flat and heavy on top until it was completely dry and set.

Leaving the wings free, I attached the two dragonflies bodies together with some Multi Medium Matt.  Using the same glue I attached the dragonfly to the vellum panel and place a large block on top to hold it in place until it was set.  Once set I lifted up the wings just a bit.  In addition I added some 5mm iridescent sequins using Zots Bling dots.

That completes my Dragonfly Dreams Thank You card.  Furthermore, if you haven’t tried watercolor pencils, you should.  They are super easy to work with and the results are stunning.

Supplies

Below you will find the list of supplies I used to make this card.  Click the thumbnails to purchase a product.  Compensated affiliate links used when available at no additional cost to you.  All items were personally purchased except for the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating dies, the watercolor pencils, and the watercolor paper which I received from Brandy Cox, my Stampin’ Up Demonstrator.   Thank you so much for your support!  To purchase Stampin’ Up products from Brandy, contact her by clicking on the Stampin’ Up image below.  As a result, Brandy will contact you.

 


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