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Hi stamping friends and welcome back. Today’s blog post is New Video – Distress Oxide Ink and Layering Dragonfly for the A Blog Named Hero and the New monthly challenge – Sympathy cards.
We all need a sympathy card from time to time and I tend to make mine quite simple. Normally a little understated in colour too, but not today!…..I decided to use the Ranger Arts Distress Oxide Inks to create a simple but beautiful background for my dragonfly. The stamp set is Color Layering Dragonfly Combo from Hero Arts.
I chose Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves and Scattered Straw inks to create my background and using the Mini Round Ink Blending Tools make it super quick and easy to complete. Watch the video below to see how easy it is.
Once I had the background blended I splattered a bit of water for the distressed look and once it was dry, I used VersaFine Onyx Black ink to stamp the flowers across the bottom and the dragonflies up the left side.
My main dragonfly is black heat embossed onto vellum. The reason this stamp set from Hero Arts is called Color Layering Dragonfly Combo, is there are two additional stamps to add color to his wings and it comes with a coordinating die set too……BOSS.
So, I used one of the stamps to add a bit of Wilted Violet to the back of the vellum for his wings.
TIP – this ink takes a long time to dry on Vellum, I heat set it a bit and it was still wet, so I carefully added some skinny foam tape on his body, and attached him to my card so I wouldn’t smear the wet ink….hopefully it will eventually dry, haha
I chose the Nuvo Amethyst Squares, Pure Sheen Gemstones to embellish the card. I just received them from Tonic, and they are SPECTACULAR – I think you need some, haha…
Under my card, just peeking out you can see that I did the same sponging technique on my envelope…..I love doing this, and then I mail it inside a clear plastic cover. I also stamped the flowers along the bottom of the front and back of the envelope and once I address it, I may add a dragonfly if there is room.
Click the button above to download a free PDF file for today’s card and don’t forget to check out my FREE PDF Gallery for more great card ideas.
Here’ s the video walking you through how I created the card. Enjoy.
Don’t forget to hop on over to A Blog Named Hero and check out what the other Design Team Members have come up with for the new challenge, and then create your card and enter too. There is a Hero Arts Gift Certificate up for grabs each month.
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