Monday, 7 March 2011

Caught in crystal amber dragonfly

Back to the challenges today. The In Love With Stamping Design Team always make at least one card for each monthly challenge set but then we get to repeat two of the challenges. I had such fun with the Caught in Crystal technique that I just had to make this challenge one of my repeaters. My intention here was to give more of a Caught in Amber effect.

Hopefully that comes across.

Stamp sets: Nature's Nest, Just Believe (sentiment)
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Medium Window Sheet
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Black Stazon, Pumpkin Pie ink refill
DSP: Neutrals Patterns
Punches: Modern Label, Word Window
Other: Crystal Effects, Neutrals Brads

The "caught in amber" effect was created in the same way as the previous card here stamping the dragonfly with Black Stazon but using only Pumpkin Pie ink with the Crystal Effects and without Dazzling Diamonds. Once dry it was matted onto Whisper White and then Basic Black card and secured in the corners with black brads. An A6 landscape card blank of Pumpkin Pie was matted direct with Basic Black card and Patterns DSP. Pumpkin Pie card was stamped randomly with the dragonfly in Pumpkin Pie ink and then matted direct to Basic Black card. This was adhered direct to the card front. The sentiment was stamped in Basic Black ink onto a scrap of Pumpkin Pie card and punched with the Word Window before matting onto a Modern Label of Basic Black card. The sentiment and the amber dragonfly were popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

Can't wait to see your own examples of this technique in the ILWS gallery.

Sara xx


Jan said...

The photo doesnt di this card justice. It is absolutely stunning in real life.

I must have a go at this sometime. Thanks for sharing, Sara.

jan x

Elizabeth said...

This looks SO amazing. I AM going to develop the patience to try this technique! I love the amber look. Give me a while and you WILL see this CASEd on my blog! Thanks as always for the inspiration Sara. X

Aileen said...

wow what a beautiful card! Great technique. x