Monday, 30 September 2013

Dragonflies and Poppies

Good Evening Crafty Friends

Tonight's card was made for Sue  and Harvey of Imagination Crafts in February 2012 which seems a long time ago now.   Where do these months and years go to I wonder ?    We are talking of summer holidays one minute and the next we are preparing for Christmas lolls !!   Having said that, I do enjoy the Christmas period, especially as our Grandson is still young enough to dream of Santa, although today he did ask me - " Grandma, is Santa Claus real ?"   Enough chat for now, it's time to explain how I made this card.

Make a base card from black cardstock, landscape style.   Onto this matt a piece of white card, leaving a border of the black card showing.

Using the Versamark pad stamp the text and the flourishes on the right-hand side of the white card and heat emboss using black embossing powder.

Take a piece of white card and colour with the Fired Brick Distress pad and a blending tool.  When this is dry, crumple up the card, then straighten out again.

Spread a thin layer of the red sparkle medium over the card using the palette knife and leave to dry.

Take a piece of acetate, lay the stencil on top and spread the black stars sparkle medium over it.   Remove stencil and leave to dry,

When dry, fix the acetate to the crumpled card, making a slight bow shape, securing the acetate on the back of the crumpled card.   Matt this onto the base card and add a narrow gold strip down the right-hand edge of the acetate.

Add a red ribbon bow.   Voila ! we are finished.   Thank you for visiting, we do value your opinions on our creations,  and hope that you find some inspiration for your card making.   Until the next blog, take care and happy crafting.

Jennifer xx


  1. Beautiful Jennifer. Really like the effect of the crumpled paper with the red sparkle medium on it.

  2. this reminds me of the faux silk technique from Technique time Tuesday - just beautiful Jennifer x I always tell my girls that if they don't believe in father Christmas he can't bring any presents! Lol xx

  3. This is beautiful Jennifer, love the background and the fabulous colours.

    Linda xxxx

  4. Hi there Mags, thank you very much, I'm pleased you like it. It is so simple to do but makes an attractive background. Hugs xx

  5. Hi Rachel, thank you for your nice comment, I do appreciate it. That is what I used to tell my two boys when they were little too lolls! Our Grandson is at the age where he questions everything and is not happy until he has a explanation Have a good week. Hugs xx

  6. Thank you ever so much Linda. Have a good week. Hugs xx


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