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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Fantasy Dragonfly

I wish you could see the shimmer on this card in real life. The Dragonfly 603 SO was stamped in Stazon Jet Black on Fantasy Film with Fantasy Fibers sandwiched in between the film. The oval layers were cut with 2 coluzzle templates and spritzed with Perfect Pearls mixed with water. The designer paper on the top oval is by Scrapperdashery and was designed to coordinate with Tim Holtz Distress ink colors. How cool is that? I had to use the same colors for my background just to check it out. The base is just white cardstock that was stamped with Baroque Background 1230 SO using Versamark. I mixed a concoction of Detail Clear embossing powder, Holographic Glitter and Perfect Pearls pearl powder, tapped off the excess and heat embossed. Then, using the Tim Holtz applicator tool and felt, I inked the applicator with Faded Jeans, misted the felt with water and applied over the embossed layer. This was repeated using a new piece of felt and Dusty concord distress ink. The layer was spritzed with water to soften the look. To keep your cardstock from warping, just flip it over and spritz the back side with water as well. This will help your layer dry flat. I do iron my cardstock in most cases and can avoid wetting both sides of the paper, but if you have heat embossed, it will ruin your raised embossing, so wetting both sides of the paper is an alternative. The dragonfly is attached using glue dots under the body and bottom wings only. The ovals are on dimensional tape. The corner embellishments are black snaps from the sewing department. I love the irredescent (sp) ribbon which was a find at 12 cents a yard on clearance!
Stamps, paper, fantasy film & fibers, glitter, EP, perfect pearls & inks are all available from Rubbernecker Stamp Co. be sure to grab a cup of coffee and a snack and stop by for a visit soon!


  1. Wow I bet this really does sparkle IRL. Beautiful Shelly!!

  2. This butterfly is beautiful and what a clever idea of using snaps in the corners.....they fit perfectly with the design on his body. Wonderfully creative. Joan

  3. Hi again....I'm just letting you know I nominated you for an award on my blog. Happy Stampin' - Joan

  4. WOW!! I am not sure I understand how you did it--but I like it!!!

    I can only imagine the shimmery-ness that is has IRL!!!

    I really like the colors, too!

  5. You wish I could see the shimmer irl--I wish I could see the shimmer irl--let's accommodate that and just send it to me, LOL! That dragonfly is most gorgeous, but I know that it is even more fabulous irl! Your bg is exquisite, Shelly! Your artistic talents are most impressive and don't say you're not an Artist because you certainly ARE! Just take a look at your sidebar and it's obvious what a talent you are--the smart companies snatched you up, right quick! You rock my stamping world!! hugs and happy weekend!


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