Monday, February 24, 2020

Blessings & Love

Hello friends, Today I have two cards to share with you. One features the just released "Dragonfly Dreams" and the other an older stamp set. For this first card I did some ink blending on mixed media paper to create a sunset scene. After stamping the tall grasses along the bottom, I die cut and matted the center to create a focal point. The dragonfly was stamped in wilted violet distress oxide and then just the tips of his wings and parts of his body was re-stamped in salty ocean distress oxide. (Yay for stamping platforms that allow you to layer colors without the worry of lining things up right!)

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Supplies and Tools:
  • Dragonfly Dreams  (Sweet n Sassy Stamps)
  • Sentimental Mash-Up (Sweet n Sassy Stamps)
  • Scene Silhouettes: Tall Grass (Sweet n Sassy Stamps)
  • Tim Holtz Stamping Platform
  • Labels 3 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • White Embossing Powder
  • These colors of Distress Oxide (Ranger)
    •  Wild Honey
    • Abandoned Coral
    • Picked Raspberry
    • Candied Apple
    • Wilted Violet
    • Salty Ocean
    • Black Soot

My second card features the Hymn Word art stamp set, some pretty designer paper, and my favorite embellishment - a paper doily! I love making cards like this to send to the names on the card ministry list I belong to. 

Supplies and Tools:
  • Hymn Word Art (Sweet n Sassy Stamps)
  • Boho Vibes Paper Pack (The Paper Studio)
  • Scallop Basic Edge Dies (My Favorite Things)
  • Doily Die (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • These colors of Distress Oxide (Ranger)
    • Broken China
    • Abandoned Coral
  • Large Flower Punch
  • Small Flower Punch
  • Baker's Twine
  • Mini Pearls

This post linked to:
Shopping Our Stash - The Great Outdoors
The Paper Players - Sketch (below)
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes


LeAnne said...

Both cards are stunning, Esther! (Now I have that hymn in my head, LOL!) Your dragonfly is beautiful, especially with that gorgeous background! Thank you for playing with my sketch this week at the Paper Players!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow Esther these are both just gorgeous, I love how you cut out and then matted on black the center of the image, beautiful blending of the background and the dragonfly just shines against it!
The second is just beautiful and love the style of the sentiment, gorgeous with the doily and sweet flowers, pretty design!

Allisa said...

Gorgeous cards! I am in love with the background on your dragonfly card! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players!

Stef Perry said...

Wowzers, your dragonfly card is a stunner with all the vibrant colors for the sunset background! Adding the black die cut layer adds such great dimension. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at The Paper Players this week!

Cards by Beckie said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Two lovely cards Esther but the background on the dragonfly card does it for me - truly stunning! Thanks for playing along over at The Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Both of your card are beautiful, Esther! Love the bright background on the dragonfly card so much. It really makes that image pop. Thank you so much for joining us over at The Paper Players.

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards Esther!
That dragonfly.....WOW
Thanks for playing outdoors with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!