Let’s CASE the Catalogue – Dragonfly Garden

by Kylie

Hi everyone, today we are CASEing (Copy And Share Everything) the Catalogue and creating a really pretty card. The card has a couple of techniques which I am sure you are going to love. Let’s get into it…

Start by creating a card base from Pool Party cardstock. With Pool Party ink, stamp the cluster of dragonflies from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set. This gives a really pretty tone on tone look. Run it through your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. (The original card didn’t have this step but I like that extra bit of texture). Put this aside for now.

Take a sheet of Shimmery Cardstock and stamp the floral image in Stazon Ink. It’s important to use Stazon for this card as we are going to watercolour over the top. The Tuxedo Black Memento ink will bleed. Also, stamp a couple of the dragonfly clusters at the same time. Once this is done, press some Highland Heather, Old Olive, Mango Melody and Pool Party inks on a clear block. Now the fun begins, take your Wink of Stella and use this as your paintbrush. Dip it into the different inks and colour in your images. Gently wipe the nib between colours. Wait until the pieces are dry and then cut out a few of the largest of the clust of dragonflies to use as embellishments.

To create the gorgeous stitched panel, we are going to do the fun technique of Partial Die-cutting. None of my dies are big enough to cut out this design in one go so we need to do it in stages. I picked the largest stitched die from the Hippo & Friends die set and positioned it in place. It’s important the die doesn’t move as you don’t want to ruin all your good work. (If you are worried that you might mess this step up, do it before you add the colour to your design)

When you position the piece into the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine you want to make sure that the die hangs over the edge where you do not want it to cut. The die will only cut where it receives pressure. Once you’ve done one edge, flip it around and position it to cut the other edge. Take care to ensure it is position so only the part you want to cut receives pressure. Just take your time. It’s a cool technique and will really help you get more out of your dies.

Stamp the sentiment, from the Best Year stamp set, in Highland Heather on a piece of Fresh Freesia cardstock and now you are ready to assemble the card.

Here’s the card…

Isn’t this a darling card? You could easily change up the colours and sentiment depending on the situation. I hope you’ll try out the different techniques too. They are so fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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