At the facebook group Inkadinkaduchies we have a monthly ATC swap made with stamps mainly from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda. I recently received this gorgeous Dragonfly stamp from the More Bugz set and made the above ATC for the swap. I just LOVE dragonflies and wondered why it took me so long to get this stampset to begin with! The theme of this month's swap was "use squares" so it was a great excuse to use my inchie stamps from Inkaddinkadoo for the background. The color combination I chose is aqua/pink and I have used Memento Rosebud and Distress ink Broken China to match. The dragonfly was masked when I made the background with a blending tool and the inchie stamps. When I took off the mask I colored the dragonfly with tombows and blended with a versamarker pen. Then embossed the image with clear embossing so the colors stay bright and the wings look "stained glass" like, to imitate the wings of a real dragonfly. It needed a word, I felt, so went though the Dictionary word stamps to find a suitable word and settled on "wish". Stamped it with memento black and put some accents on with a sakura stardust gelly roll pen. To finish off I took the black distress crayon and messily outlined the card and matted it on white cardstock which I had put on some broken china distress inks splatters for effect.
I also wanted to make a note card to go with the ATC. The techniques for this card is the same as with the ATC except for the background I used a larger background stamp, the Doodle Flowers one. Colored those flower petals with tombow markers and my new Zig Clean Color light Carmine which I got from the Artsnacks September Box. The two water based markers blend surprisingly well together. I found the word "grow" from the dictionary stamps very fitting on this card.
And I must say, the two of them together like this, make a lovely set. I am happy to report my partner found this pleasing to receive as well :)
Wishing you all a wonderful day!
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