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Friday, February 9, 2007

Dragonfly Card

This card looks more complicated than it actually is.

You will need:

  • glossy cardstock
  • a couple complentary colors of dye re-inkers
  • matte cardstock for the backing
  • stamps of your choice
  • page protector with 3 sides open
  • brayer
  • embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • pigment ink

I used Stampsations #371H-18 (Whimsical dragonfly) and My Paper Moon #03-178G (Take a Little Time ) stamps, which can be found here:

First you will need to prepare your glossy cardstock. To do this, cut 2 pieces 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 (you will have one left over for anothr project). Put several drops of dye re-inkers inside the page protector and smoosh around with your fingers. But not too much - you don't want to muddy the colors. Open page protector and put the glossy cardstock inside, glossy side out (back to back). Now run your brayer over the cardstock until it's mostly colored. Some white is okay. Remove from page protector and let dry.

Once the glossy cardstock is dry, stamp your image with pigment ink onto the glossy cardstock, apply embossing powder and heat set. Stamp sentiment in same way.

I cut the 2 apart, but you could just as easily leave them together.

Mount onto the front of your cardstock and you are done!

Easy card that looks good.

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