Graceful Shimmery Dragonfly for The Joy of Sets Challenge #JOSTTT001

I am a member of a most delightful Facebook group called The Joy of Sets. This year, there is a new blog with monthly challenges. Check out their website HERE.  The January challenge #JOSTTT001 is Tic Tac Toe:
jos jan 19 challengeI decided to go right down the middle – Twine, Circle, Blue. I chose two of my favorite shades of blue – Night of Navy and Pool Party. I colored both the Graceful Glass Vellum DSP and plain Vellum with Stampin’ Blends of the same colors. I stamped the Pool Party layer with the Crackle Paint background stamp available in the new 2019 Occasions Catalog. I then punched the large circle out of it with a 2 1/2″ Circle punch and wrapped the twine around the base layer. I took the piece I punched out, turned it around to the unstamped side and punched that with the 2 1/4″ Circle punch so there would be a border of Night of Navy when I glued it back down. I used the same 2 1/4″ size to punch out the Graceful Glass vellum and layered it on top using glue dots.  I like the look of it with that part recessed down and the dragonfly and smaller circle punches popped up…just wish it would photograph better. I made a sweet bow with the twine and adhered it with a glue dot to complete the challenge. I gussied it up with Rhinestones colored with the Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends marker and I added Wink of Stella to the dragonfly, smallest vellum circle and the middle of the Graceful Glass design. I am very happy with this card…I might just send it to myself!

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Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams, Crackle Paint
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Pool Party, Whisper White, Vellum
Designer Series Paper:  Graceful Glass Vellum
Ink:  Night of Navy, Pool Party
Stampin’ Blends:  Dark Night of Navy, Dark Pool Party
Lovelies:  Pool Party Baker’s Twine*, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Wink of Stella
Tools:  3/4″, 1”, 2  1/4” & 2 1/2”** Circle Punches, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform
*Retired Product
**Non Stampin’ Up Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Amazing Dragonflies and Brusho

If you know me, then you know just how much I adore dragonflies. When Stampin’ Up introduced their Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits in the 2017 Occasions catalog, I was in heaven! I am so pleased they carried over and are still current. Today’s card features a beautiful Brusho Crystal Colours background and slight hints of sparkle with the new Faceted Dots in black. The “amazing” die from the Celebrate You Thinlits is the perfect font. The dragonflies are popped up using Mini Dimensionals, which are a perfect fit. I mounted the watercolor paper onto a Thick Whisper White card base for extra stability. It’s so much more vibrant in real life…guess you’ll just have to come to my Catalog Kick-Off Party on June 23rd to see it in person!

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Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Thick Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Watercolor
Color Medium: Brushos Crystal Colors
Lovelies: Faceted Dots
Tools:  Stampin’ Spritzer, Celebrate You Thinlits, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Bermuda Dragonfly

For this month’s stamping club card, I knew I wanted to use my favorite Dragonfly Dreams bundle, but I wanted to give it a pop of color. Bermuda Bay works beautifully with the set and the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper. Hunter mentioned to me last night that I seem to be leaning more towards sequins these days instead of ribbon. I think she’s right – I love the sparkle of the sequins, but they do not detract from the main image on the card. These items are available now in the Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog (click on the link below).

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Stamp Set: Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand
Specialty Paper:  Silver Foil, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
Ink: Versamark
Lovelies:  Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, Silver Embossing Powder
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

Let me know if you want to add any of these products to your stamping stash! Don’t forget that Sale-a-Bration is in full swing! For every $50 in purchases, you get to choose a free product from the Sale-a-Bration brochure!  And if you’re one of my locals, be on the lookout for an invitation to my next Mystery Hostess Party in February!

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Dragonfly Thoughts

Here’s an encore using the Dragonfly Dreams bundle and some lovely accessories.  This is a “Thinking of You” card that I’m sending to a long-distance friend. I hope it puts a smile on her face!

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I die cut the intricate dragonfly die in blushing bride. Layered behind it is the dragonfly’s wings that are stamped in Sahara Sand. Then I used the “Rock n Roll” technique to roll the bottom of the stamp along the Soft Sky ink pad. Makes for a lovely, muted background behind the intricate one.

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Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams, Wherever You Go
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Falling in Love
Ink:  Sahara Sand, Soft Sky
Lovelies:  Silver Metallic Thread, Fancy Frost Sequins, Blushing Bride Stitched Satin Ribbon, Silver 1/8” Ribbon
Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Big Shot Die Brush

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Falling for Dragonfly Dreams

I finally received my Stampin’ Up preorder with the Dragonfly Dreams bundle! Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE DRAGONFLIES!  In fact, that is the theme in my living room and I even have a framed display of 4 real ones (purchased prior to me becoming vegan, LOL). As you can guess, the second I saw there were dragonflies in the 2017 Occasions catalog, it was over! I also bought the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper. It’s marketed in the catalog with the wedding themed items, but it is soft and beautiful with the dragonflies. I have fallen in love with it!

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I stamped the detailed dragonfly stamp in Versamark on Vellum cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. After die cutting it out, the wings curled up a LOT. So I decided to use the dragonfly framelit die to cut a matching one out to glue behind the vellum. The large dragonflies and the sentiment banners are popped up with dimensionals. This makes my heart happy!

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Stamp Set:  Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Vellum, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Falling in Love
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Versamark
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, White Embossing Powder
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!
https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/