Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Dragonfly Love


It's Tic Tac Toe time over at The House That Stamps Built. Choose three items (across, down, or diagonally) to include on your creation, then come by the blog and link it up! I went with Use Dimension, Watercolor, and Dragonflies.



To create my card I:
  •  Stamped my Mermaid Lagoon/Twisted Citron Distress Ink pads on my acrylic block, added water, and painted a background on watercolor paper
    • Added some splatters in the same colors
  • Inked up 5015-P, Postcard with Twisted Citron and bounced my Mermaid Lagoon ink pad around over it, spritzed with water, and stamped it over my watercolor background
  • Cut a piece of white card stock with Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders) and embossed it with 3D Texture Fades Botanical (Tim Holtz)
    • layered my circle on a doily cut with the Hello Doily dies from Sizzix
  • Stamped 10307-H, Patti's Flower Outline and 10315-E, Leaf Outline Wavy in Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento) on Vellum and fussy cut
  • Stamped 4401-O, Dragonfly (lg) on white card stock in Mermaid Lagoon/Twisted Citron Distress Ink (Ranger) and again on vellum in Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento)
    • used the distress ink watercolors (above) to paint the underside of the vellum
    • fussy cut both dragonflies and layered the vellum one over the card stock one 
  • Stamped a sentiment from Plate 9900 in Versamark watermark ink on black card stock
    • added white embossing powder, heat set, and trimmed 
  • For the finishing touch I added three matching sequins in the top right corner


  • For my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar
  • There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built 
    • you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link or win
  • One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month

Check out what the other design team members created: 
This post linked to:
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Sketch Pad (the third one)
Double D - Don't Bug Me
Stamping Sensations - Current Favorite Stamp (the text stamp in the background)
Dare2B Artzy - Anything Goes
a2z Scrapbooking - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes





19 comments:

Vicki robertson said...

This is so gorgeous, Esther!! Actually, spectacular! I love how you use watercolors in the background and that dragonfly is fabulous!! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Don't Bug Me" Challenge too.

Darlene said...

WOW what a beautiful dragonfly! Well done Esther! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Don’t Bug Me!’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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Glittered Paws said...

Love the postcard stamp for such a nice subtle background. Visual of close up is awesome. Lots of eye candy to look at here.

Donna said...

Beautiful card, the dragonflies is gorgeous and like the dimension you gave it, fabulous background too!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

It’s wonderful to see stamps used in a variety of different ways. From your background stamping to the beautiful dragonfly and sentiment, everything works together perfectly. I love your colour palette too. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Conniecrafter said...

So Gorgeous, I love the dragonfly and the great background you made, like the vellum flower tucked under your pretty embossed piece!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This card is simply delightful, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

brenda said...

You do come up with some really lovely designs Esther and this one is a real beauty, many thanks for sharing a favourite stamp with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Laurie Unger said...

Wow! I really love all your details on this. Outstanding background!

Heather said...

This is gorgeous! Your background is awesome and the color combo so pretty!

Karen L K said...

Very nice with the layers, pretty colors and that super nice dragonfly! Thanks for joining us over at a2z Scrapbooking.

Arlene said...

I love that dragonfly. Using the stamp on vellum was perfect. The colors are fantastic. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my!!! I am such a fan of dragonflies, and yours is just spectacular!!!! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Don't Bug Me Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

Cindy C. said...

So beautifully done, thanks for linking up to our August challenge gallery at a2z.

pinky said...

I am really loving everything about this card! A real beauty!! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
Hugs Pinky

Cheri said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Esther...this made my jaw drop!!! It's absolutely gorgeous. Each and every incredible detail is perfectly put together for this. It's a masterpiece!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Pretty card!!! Thanks for joining us at Dare 2B Artzy!!

Gwendolyn said...

I am swooning over your incredible card as It's a real piece of art! How you came up with & coordinated all those different elements is beyond me. Well done! Thanks for sharing it with us at a2Z Scrapbooking and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations again soon. Hugs, DT Gwendolyn

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Awesome design! I love the layers and the colors used; so pretty! Thanks for participating in the Dare 2B Artzy September Challenge! -Tasha ☺