I was incredibly excited to learn that I had been asked to be a Guest Designer for the AAA Card Challenge blog after one of my cards was chosen as an extra pick. Take a look at that card here.
The theme for this new challenge is “Inspired By Nature”, and here is the inspiration photo:
This was the perfect theme for me and I had so many ideas buzzing around my head (excuse the pun!). One idea I couldn’t shake is that nature is amazing.
I instantly knew which stamp set I wanted to use and I even tried to recreate the inspiration photo, but I couldn’t quite get it right. I had great fun playing though and eventually changed tack, and here is the card I came up with:
To make this card I first stamped the outline of the dragonfly and then sponged through a mask to add the colour to the wings. I did also add some sparkle with clear Wink of Stella but unfortunately you cannot see that in the photo.
I die cut the amazing 3 times and glued these together to create a stack, then sponged over with ink to coordinate with the image. I inked this with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing ink, 3 times to create a ceramic look. Once I had glued this to the card front, I simply stamped the rest of the sentiment.
I showed this to my little boy (he is two) and he said it was a butterfly. I explained it was a dragonfly and he keeps roaring at the card!
There is lots of beautiful inspiration over at AAAcards, so head on over there to take a look.
Stamp set: Dragonfly Dreams (142924)
Die set: Celebrate You (info to come)
Cardstock: Whisper White Thick Cardstock (140490)
Extras: Clear Embossing Powder (info to come); Wink of Stella (info to come)
I hope you like the card – it was really fun to make! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think! Cx