Sometimes the creative process is a very slow one. Don't be discouraged if you try and reject several options, or walk away from a project and come back to it later. The second card in this post took almost 2 months to come together!
In my January class we had fun coloring a panel of Watercolor Paper with the new Watercolor Pencils and blending them together with an AquaPainter. We then cut out the large dragonfly from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and used it on this card front:
The background was made with the Watercolor Wash background stamp and the Gorgeous Grunge set. Look carefully and you'll see we added a bit of bling. Unfortunately you can't see that we used clear Wink of Stella on the dragonfly for a subtle shimmer. I CASE'd the panel design from Valerie Gouget, a French demonstrator, and just tweaked a few details.
After class I kept looking at the remaining portion of the colored Watercolor Paper and thinking that I should be able to do something with all that pretty color.
You can see that the die with multiple little dragonflies didn't fit completely, but I discovered that I could cut it in 2 portions and piece it together:
Can you see where the 2 pieces are combined? You probably need to go back and look at where they were cut out of the sheet to figure it out.
So then I had the dragonflies, but didn't quite know how I wanted to use them on a card. They sat on my desk for a few months, and every once in a while I'd try a different panel or layout. Finally, I was inspired by several other demonstrators' projects and pulled this together:
The base and image panel are both Soft Sky, with a Whisper White mat. The speckles are from Gorgeous Grunge, and the sentiment is out of the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set that coordinates with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. Both are stamped in Archival Basic Black ink. Finally I swirled a tangle of Silver Metallic Thread behind the dragonflies before popping them up on Dimensionals.
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I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!
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