A Special Birthday Girl

By | April 15, 2017

Last Monday was my daughter’s 19th birthday.  I’m sure you all know how much I adore her.  She’s such a fun-loving, smart, and beautiful soul … I know, I know, I’m proud, I can’t help it!!!

Anyway, she really appreciates my cards, so I really enjoy putting in a special effort.  I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest, but this is what I came up with.

I LOVE the colors and background of this card.  I started with a piece of watercolor paper and added a wash of Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush, and Crushed Curry inks.

Once the paper was dry, I stamped and embossed the copper dragonfly.  The flowers are stencils I made from Stylish Stems Thinlits dies.

To create the die cut dragonfly, I created a duplicate piece of watercolor wash paper, so it would look like the dragonfly popped right out of the page.

To create the splatters, I mixed a little water with some Versamark Re-inker.  Then, I loaded up my Aqua Painter with the mixture, held it over my paper, and whacked the Aqua Painter with a Bone Folder.  (Practice this technique first on scrap paper.  The more water you add, the bigger the splatters.)  Afterwards, I covered the splatters with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it.

You can tell that I forgot to use my Embossing Buddy after sponging my stenciled flowers.  Some of the embossing powder adhered to the flower, but I actually like the way it turned out.  It was a happening:)

For the center of the dragonfly, I embossed some Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim with copper.   I also placed some Copper Metallic Thread under the dragonfly before I adhered it with dimensionals.

To curl both the dragonfly and banners, I used a Bone Folder.

Supplies used on my card:

Next post will be a birthday card for my daughter’s boyfriend, who’s birthday is today!

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