Tia's Tips: A quick and easy way to achieving the look of a 'dark card', is to frame your card with dark paper. Don't waste your ink trying to color everything in. And starting your project on dark paper requires bright, opaque pigment inks. The short-cut, create your scene and then use a frame or 'peek-a-boo' window with your dark paper. The result is immediate focus on your scene.
Summer is officially underway and one of my favorite parts of summer as a kid was catching lightening bugs or for some of you Fireflies. So it occurred to me to take the gorgeous Dainty Dragonflies set and create a dreamy nightscape with them.
I started with an A2 sized card base and created my scene on it. I inked the panel with Distress Ink in Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar.
I used white acrylic paint to flick 'stars' across the sky. I then die cut an A2 sized black panel to create a hexagon window and adhered it to my scene. Now, you could draw in the night-plants before, but I chose to do that after my panel was adhered down. To draw the plants I simply used a broad tipped black sharpie.
Now, more of those gorgeous dragonflies! Did I mention that there are 9 dragonflies in the set and in 3 different sizes, so the die set will cut all 9! Brilliant! There are also 2 sets of antennae and two little ladybugs! Seriously, this set is so cute!
After inking in my dragonflies, I layered them with a coat of Wink-a-Stella.
Lastly, I die cut the word 'dream' several times with black cardstock. Then glue stacked them together for dimension.
Next, I pressed the top layer into VersaMark watermark ink and applied WOW-Metallic Silver Sparkle embossing powder. Now my sentiment outsparkles the dragonflies!
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I hope you are having a wonderful summer! Remember to take some time and dream-dream about all the fabulous creations you can make when it's your time to...
GO GET CRAFTY!