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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Dragon Flies


The day started when my husband skyped our granddaughters in London. Can't miss that opportunity of love! The rest of the day was spent preparing the house for the pet sitter and packing for our Las Vegas trip beginning tomorrow morning at 4:45 a.m. Ouch!

I've been wanting to use the dragon fly stamp from Magenta. And today was the day!

On the card panel, I used the stencil with Pan Pastels. After applying a spray fixative, I stamped the dragon fly 3 times using different Kaleidacolor ink pads.

On yellow card stock, I cut a slim band to wrap around the card panel. After it was wrapped, the card panel was adhered to a piece of fun foam and then adhered to the A2 base card.

I also stamped the sentiment in the yellow card stock and cut it with a stitched square die. It was applied with foam mount tape. Small colored pearls were added. Glaze pen was used for the dragon fly eyes.

Magenta:

  • Dragon Fly stamp 42.114.M

  • Life is a Beautiful Ride stamp 07.823.E

  • Japanese Garden Template TM68

Memory Box Stitched Square Layers Die 30038 (smallest size)

Pan Pastels in Diarylide Yellow; Bright Yellow Green; Silver

IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Kaleidacolor in Fruitcake; Cappuccino Delight; Vineyard; Tahiti; & VersaFine in Onyx Black

Krylon Paper Finishes Workable Fixative spray

Conqueror 118# Cover Card Stock for A2 base card

Neenah Classic Crest 80# Card Stock in Solar White (stamped panel)

Colored card stock (source unknown)

Adhesive backed pearls by Eyelet Outlet

Sakura Glazed Pen in dark blue XPGB #838

On the Magenta blog, Bianca has used a monochrome approach on her card. Take a look.

Click on this link to the Magenta blog for Bianca's post:

http://www.magentastyle.com/2016/05/i-think-to-myzelf-et-je-pense-pour-moi.html

Heather Telford shows a couple of abstract results when she played with alcohol inks on Yupo paper. Take a look; you're going to want to bring those alcohol inks out immediately!

Click on this link to go to Heather's blog post:

https://cards.heathertelford.com/2016/05/13/abstract-alcohol-inks/

I'm going to try to post from Las Vegas; we'll see! Thanks for checking in today. I hope you have a sunny Saturday, rain or shine!

#MagentaStyle #MemoryBox #PanPastels #IMAGINECrafts #Tsukineko #Kaleidacolor #ConquerorCardStock #NeenahClassicCrestCardStock #Sakura #BiancavanNoort #HeatherTelford #AlcoholInks #YupoPaper

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