Friday, 16 March 2018

Dragonfly card

Hello,    Kay M with you this morning and I would like to share a card made with the latest new stamps from IndigoBlu. Kay launched these yesterday on Hochanda and they were so popular, there may be a few on the Hochanda web site if not check out the IndigoBlu one. I was very fortunate as Kay gave me them when we met for a coffee after her first show- it's not very dignified to get so excited in a M&S cafe! Anyway rushed home(after a drink and a shop) and made this card.

Sorry, but as I was playing I didn't take any step photos but it's fairly straight forward and I'll talk you through it.

I cut a 14cm square of Shenna card and stamped the bouquet from Nature III in opposite corners with clear ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  The edges were also inked and embossed.  Candied Apple and Wilted Violet Distress Oxides were then sponged over and the flowers were painted with water to remove some to ink these were then painted in with a wash of Unicorn Tears Luscious.   Drops of water were added to give extra interest. This panel was matted onto black card and attached to the front of a 15cm2 white card blank.

More Shenna card was sponged with the same inks and then a wash of Unicorn Tears Luscious, when dry individual flowers from Nature III were stamped in black ink and heat embossed with clear powder and fussy cut.

The fabulous Giant Dragonfly was stamped onto Matte Dura-lar in clear ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder and then painted with Mermaid's Tail and Teal Luscious powders and fussy cut.

To finish the card, a sentiment from Nature III was stamped and cut out and with the flowers and dragonfly attached to the card with a hot glue gun as shown.
Love these new releases and will get so much use from them as they fabulous for Spring but will work so well for the rest of the year as well.

Take care. Kay M x


  1. This is gorgeous Kay and I love the red and the purple together, and the silver embossed dragonfly looks great with the two corners of flowers, and love the way you have water bleached them, and then the added larger flowers give beautiful dimension over the top. A wonderful card! x

  2. Beautiful card! Gorgeous background for the awesome dragonfly. I can quite see why you were so excited in m and s cafe, I would probably have been asked to leave! Hee Hee! xxx

  3. This is stunning Kay!
    Linda xxx