Silver Dragonflies

My second gilded card also features dragonflies, this time little silver ones. In my previous post I shared a card gilded in both gold and silver flakes; this time I just used silver because I think silver and blue look so very pretty together. I used stick it adhesive once again to attach the gilding to the watercolour panel and colorburst powders to create the background panel.

I sprinkled three colours of colorburst powder on watercolour paper then sprinkled with water. Once the colours were blending nicely I used a brush to spread the colour to the edges of the panel. I dried it with a heat tool then added droplets of water a few at a time and dabbed some of them up with a paper towel. I dried the panel in between each batch of water droplets so I could get a mass of water marks. I die-cut three dragonflies from stick it adhesive then applied them to the watercolour panel, removed the backing paper and rubbed silver gilding flakes on top. I burnished with a plastic scrubby pad to remove the excess flakes. It’s finished with a frame of silver spiderweb fabric that comes from France and happens to match the gilding flakes perfectly.


Dies: Flutters
Cardstock: Neenah solar white cardstock, hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: stick it adhesive sheets
Shimmery Stuff: silver spiderweb fabric, Nuvo silver bullion gilding flakes

Revisiting Pink & Grey

Revisiting Pink & Grey Heather Telford

I am the guest muse on Sovushka Slavia blog today. Sovushka Slavia blog is dedicated to CAS cardmaking and Project Life. It has 1325 followers in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, United States, Germany, Kazakhstan and other countries. The challenge is to CASE my card below from a few years ago.

Sent with love

I didn’t set out to CASE it quite so closely but I ended up keeping the colour scheme, the motif and the layout, I just the changed the technique. I created the watercolour panel first but letting distress stains blend on wet watercolour paper. I added some salt and let it dry. I die-cut two dragonflies then trimmed the panel so that one dragonfly would reach over the border. I stacked several layers below each dragonfly to pop them up above the panel.

Revisiting Pink & Grey detail Heather Telford

I hope you check out the Sovushka Slavia blog, the design team’s cards and maybe add a CASE of your own to the link up.


Stamps:  Snippets (PB)
Creative Dies: Flutters (PB)
Inks: Iced Spruce, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany Distress Stains (Ranger) Versamark, Versafine smokey grey (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Canson cold pressed watercolour paper
Also: Winsor & Newton masking fluid, salt

Dies Days 5: Dragonfly silhouettes

Dragonfly silhouettes

The inspiration for this panel was a vibrant tag made by Glenda Waterworth. I sponged the background in pinks, blues and yellow then stamped the glory of modesty background stamp in yellow over the sponging. The silhouetted leaves are stamped in versafine onyx black and the dragonflies die cut and attached with adhesive. This card is for my daughter who is turning 17 tomorrow and  just left to compete in a track meet in Quebec. I wish I had thought enough ahead to pop it in her bag! We are heading up to watch her run tomorrow so we can deliver it in person. I hope you have enjoyed the Creative Die posts this week. If you are looking for more inspiration check out the Penny Black blog and Jill’s Inspired By blog which have been featuring the dies all week also.

Dies Days 1: Daisy Collage
Dies Days 2: Dots and Blossoms
Dies Days 3: Flutters
Dies Days 4: One Die, four ways


Stamps: MaidenhairsGlory of Modesty, Happy Birthday(PB)
Inks: Memento Rose bud, Dandelion, Summer Sky, Danube Blue & Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: Flutters

Dies Days 3: Flutters

_DSC1958 flutter trio scaled

Penny Black released their new Creative Dies recently and are showcasing them everyday this week on the blog. I have been playing around with them so I you will see “Dies Days” here this week too.

To create today’s card I played with two new toys: the Flutters creative die from PB and the Faber Castell gelatos. I coloured and blended the gelatos with water on water colour paper. I wasn’t trying to make a pattern just a pretty blend of blues with a few yellow highlights. After die cutting the butterflies I added the letter background stamp over the top. The most time consuming part of this card was trying to arrange the butterflies; I actually had five that I was fiddling with but I ended up leaving the two big ones out. Maybe they will turn up another day.

Dies Days 1: Daisy Collage
Dies Days 2: Dots and Blossoms


Stamps: Letter background, Feel Better(PB)
Inks: Memento Nautical Blue, Versafine Imperial Purple (Tsukineko)
Gelatos: Blueberry, Lemon, Grape, Boysenberry, Cotton Candy
Dies: Flutters
Cardstock: Mix & Match Purple Mountain