Sunday, 12 May 2019

Goodbye Little Bee! Dragonfly Dreams.

Dragonfly Dreams #simplestamping Card using the Bee from Dragonfly Dreams.

Ink, stamps and paper, that's it, all you need to create a card. Stampin' Up issue us a challenge each month to create a card using just those three elements to show that you don't need to own everything to create a beautiful hand made card and that stamping is accessible to everyone, including brand new stampers. #simplestamping Challenge

The May challenge is to use one of your favourite retiring stamp sets, so of course I had to pull out Dragonfly Dreams and use the gorgeous little bee stamp. This little guy has appeared on many of my cards. 

Dragonfly Dreams #simplestamping Card using the Bee from Dragonfly Dreams.

For my simple stamping challenge I used the dots stamp with Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay ink - both stamped off first. I stamped the bee on top twice in Black Memento ink and the sentiment in Bermuda Bay. I stamped the sentiment and the bees inside the card in Black Memento ink and added a stamped bee to the envelope to finish it off. But there's more ...

Dragonfly Dreams #simplestamping Card using the Bee from Dragonfly Dreams.

Dragonfly Dreams #simplestamping Card using the Bee from Dragonfly Dreams.

This is a slightly stepped up version of the card, more aimed at the casual crafter rather than the  beginner. The bees are heat embossed using Versamark and Copper Embossing Powder and the sentiment is stamped on Whisper White and raised on Dimensionals with some Copper Metallic Thread behind to finish it off.

Each of the cards is made using a 4"x4" card and a 3 3/4" square layer.

Dragonfly Dreams #simplestamping Card using the Bee from Dragonfly Dreams.

I have used the matching Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit dies for this card which is stepped up again and is more a card for the avid crafter, someone who has a Big Shot in their arsenal, giving them further scope to play.

Here is the You Tube Tutorial showing how I made it.

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You can see how I used this stamp set in previous projects here, here, here, here, here, and here. Such a gorgeous set, it's only available until the end of the month or whilst stocks last so don't leave it too late.

Here are the products used to make the card with clickable links to my online shop

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Hope to speak to you soon,

Kate x

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