Tonight was Craft Night at our office. Typically we have Craft Day, but since Wes is on night shift this month, I have an adorable 2 year-old with me every day. She’s delightful – but gets a little bored with crafting and wants to play. And, of course, she wants me to play with her, so I don’t get a lot of crafting done.
Craft Night is also a wonderful time for crafters who can’t make it during the day to join us. We had fun tonight (at least, I did, and I think the others did as well). I didn’t get a lot done, but here’s one of the cards I made.
I love the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle in the upcoming 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog. There are so many different images and die-cuts, as well as lovely sentiments. You can buy the stamps and die-cuts separately, but you’ll save 10% if you purchase them as a bundle beginning January 4. Plus, you’ll only be $3.25 away from a free Sale-a-Bration item!
First, I stamped the large dragonfly in Versamark and embossed it in silver on Vellum Cardstock. Then I colored the back with an Emerald Envy Stampin’ Write Marker and die-cut it. But it didn’t “go” with my idea, so I gave it away. (Had you going there for a minute, didn’t I?)
For this card, I die-cut the “swarm” of dragonflies from Whisper White Cardstock, then backed the negative space with the Emerald Envy pattern from the Moroccan Designer Series Paper. I sponged Dapper Denim Classic Ink on the die-cut dragonflies; my plan was to use Heat & Stick Powder with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter over them. But, sadly, I forgot to pack my Heat & Stick Powder. (Note to self: Take a container of Heat & Stick to the office.) In my early stamping days, I mixed all kinds of powders with embossing powder so I decided to go back to my roots.
I covered the die-cut with Versamark, then sprinkled on a mixture of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it. Success! You can see some of the sparkle in the photo, but in real life, it’s beautiful! The dragonflies look dew-kissed. I don’t know if dragonflies stay still long enough to get dew-kissed, but if they’re around tonight, it could be frost on those tiny wings. Holy cow! Yesterday, it was quite spring-like here in Northern Virginia. I was hoping we had experienced the shortest winter on record, but, no. Winter is back. It was fairly warm when I left for the office at 4 p.m. By the time I left, I was wishing I had worn more than a sweater as an outer garment.
Back to the card: I added the die-cut back into the card with a Fine-Tip Glue Pen, then stamped the sentiment in Dapper Denim. I was going to emboss the top layer, but didn’t have any folders with me. No problem, I thought; I’ll emboss it when I get home. Next thing I knew all the layers were glued together. I must have been on autopilot. Still – it’s very clean and simple, I think, so I’m ok with it. I layered the stamped and die-cut piece to Mint Macaron and Dapper Denim, and added a little Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon to finish it off.
So there you go – a fun and simple card for a special person’s birthday. And I know just who I’m sending it to!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!