The Dandy Garden Suite is so versatile! I used the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set to make this card.
- Paper Cuts–
- Basic White Card Stock: 4 X 5-1/4 (2 each), 1-1/2 X 1-1/2, 1-1/2 X 2-3/4, 1-1/2 X 4-3/8 and a scrap for the dragonfly
- Basic Black Card Stock: 11 X 4-1/4 scored at 5-1/2
- Gold Foil: 3-1/4 X 4-1/2
I cut the pieces per the above list. I embossed one of the Basic White 4 X 5-1/4 pieces with the Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder.
I embossed the flowers stamp on the large strip of Basic White Card Stock using Gold Embossing powder. I embossed the small cluster of dragonflies on the small, square piece of basic White Card Stock using Gold Embossing Powder. I also embossed a dragonfly on a scrap of Basic White paper. I punched it out using the Dragonflies Punch.
I used a Blending Brush to add a bit of Blackberry Bliss Ink to the flowers and the cluster of dragonflies. See below for details on how to use a Blending Brush.
For the dragonfly I used a Blackberry Bliss Blends Marker to color it. I stamped the sentiment on the 2-3/4 inch rectangle using Memento Black Ink.
I started assembling my pieces by first adhering the longer Basic White piece on the left side of the Gold Foil piece. I then adhere the remaining 2 pieces to the right side of the foil. Be careful to space the pieces evenly. I then adhered a piece of the Fine Art Ribbon around the card. I cut a shorter piece of ribbon and tied it to the ribbon on the card. I adhered the dragonfly to the card front using Fine Tip Glue on just the body of the dragonfly.
For the final assembly, I adhered the gold foil assembly to the embossed card front. I adhered this whole assembly to the card base. Lastly, I adhered the liner to the inside of the card.
Tips and Trick: The blending brushes are a great addition to Stampin UP!’s tool kit!
I started with a piece of copy paper under my piece of card stock.
I tapped the blending brush on my ink pad and brushed a bit off onto my copy paper. I then brushed from off my card stock to the center of my card stock in a circular manner.
I repeated the process until I had the desired amount of ink on my card stock. When you are finished the brushes can be washed with hand soap and air dried.