With Much Love – Dragonfly Garden

Welcome back!  Happy Sunday to you all.

Over at Tic Tac Toe (#156), the right line challenge includes: Ribbon, something Floral and a Mother’s Day sentiment.  With this in mind, I selected a few other challenges to create my CAS (clean and simple) card.

Here is the result:

DRAGONFLY GARDEN – THROUGH IT TOGETHER – TTTC156 – TMS651 – COS228 – CC&S464 – HLS WATERCOLOR & STENCIL

Steps:

  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) retired Confetti White cardstock.  I love the little bits of random color in the pulp and the weight is good for water coloring.
  • Accent Panel: (5⅛” x 3⅞”) Polished Pink cardstock. 
  • Focal Panel: (5” x 3¾”) Confetti White cardstock.
    • The Floral Image from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set was stamped with Stazon Black ink.  This is a waterproof ink, ideal for water coloring.
    • With a small paint palette, scribbled swatches of Polished Pink, Soft Succulent and Garden Green ink from Stampin’ Write Markers, a bit of water and the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, the Floral Image was painted.  The result – lovely glittering colors. See image below.
    • Once dry, Soft Succulent ink was added lightly with a Blending Brush to the Leafy Stem Stencil from the retired Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks, anchoring the painted Floral Image.
    • The sentiment, with much love, from the Through it Together stamp set was chosen because that one works really well for me as a Mother’s Day sentiment.
  • Ribbon – Twine and Twine Bow: Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine.
    • With a Hand-Held Punch, two small holes (1/16″) were punched to the left and right of the Floral Image.
    • Three pieces of Twine were threaded through and behind the Floral Stems and secured to the back with scotch tape.
    • A small Bow was tied and adhered with a Mini Glue Dot to the left side.
WINK OF STELLA DETAIL

A very soft and gentle clean and simple greeting card.  For a special occasion, a little embellishment is always a nice touch.

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

12 thoughts on “With Much Love – Dragonfly Garden

  1. I just love watercolor cards and this one is fantastic! So beautiful, and I agree I love the cardstock base with the flecks in it! Thanks for playing along with Tuesday Morning Sketches, hope to see you again!

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  2. Beautiful! Wow! and way to go combining 6 challenges and coming out smelling like a rose. Honestly, I am speechless – gorgeous, simple, soft. I am particularly drawn to the twine – great idea going behind the stamped image. Just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at CC&S

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  3. What a clever way to combine all 6 challenges! A beautiful take on the CC&S colours and I love the way you threaded the twine too. Thanks for sharing with us over at CC&S and TicTactoe this week!

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  4. I just love this card Jolanda! The colours are beautiful and the watercolouring has given it a gorgeous soft look. Your twine detail is a great touch too. Thank you for playing with us at Tic Tac Toe, Vicky x

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  5. This is just delightful! What a sweet floral image and I love the stenciling in the background. The twine trim is fun as well! Thanks for playing with our grid this week at Tic Tac Toe!

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  6. I just love this beautiful elegant card Jolanda! Keeping it understated with the soft colours and small sentiment. Well done. Thanks so much for sharing with us at HLS – Watercolour Challenge. Take care! 🙂

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  7. Gorgeous card. I love the delicate coloring. Great to see you in the HLS gallery. Hope you will join the HLS Stencil challenge this month too! Nandini, DT

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