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Dragonfly Tag


Hello, Hetty here with a tag for you. I am a big fan of Tim Holtz and I follow his blog. Every month there is a tag with a tutorial on how to do it. This is the August tag. Tha base of the tag is colored with red and mustered seed distress stains, then I used a Asian text and colored with vintage distress ink and some water drops. On top the honecomb cut out with Asian papers inside. On top you find the Starry Eyed Dragonfly stamped in versamark and embossed with camelion embossing powder. The tag is finished with some sewing on the lefthand side and a poem stamp.

Hope you all have a wonderful and creative day!


Watercolored Fall

Fall thinking of you
Hey Everyone! It is Chrissy D again. Kelli was unable to get her post up this morning, so I thought I would fill in! I created this card the same day I did yesterdays card and was playing with my gelatos. I started with some textured card stock and just colored the background with the gelatos. I then used a watercolor brush and dispersed the colors around with some water. I must have looked like I was having a lot of fun, because my 12 year old daughter immediately came in and asked to create with me. FUN bonding time. I love stamping with my girls. Do you stamp with your children too? There are moments I want to run and hide by myself – I call that Mommy therapy. 🙂

Anyways – I easily digress… First, I heat set the water colored background to make sure it was good and dry. I used the beautiful fall images from the Set of Leaves, Acorns, and Kanji and stamped them in Black Stazon. I love the spellbinders dies, but can not recall the name of this one. I used the metallic gelatos  to frame the edges and watercolored those as well. Once the edges were dry, to complete the card I stamped the Thinking of You  (also available in the Sayings and Quotes sheet) in Black Staz On  and tied this beautiful satin ribbon bow to finish the card off.

If this is your first time here, I hope you will take some time to look around and see what our other talented designers have to share. The beauty in their work inspires me to try new things! Enjoy your day!



Fall is in the Air

HI Everyone! Chrissy D here. With fall right around the corner, I thought it is the perfect time to pull out some beautiful leafy images to get us in the mood as we enjoy a few weeks of our remaining summer!

I was recently inspired by Holly Brown and a Spray Starch background she created. I decided though to put a twist on it and instead of using glossy black cardstock, I used white sparkly cardstock. This is what I did to create the background… I lightly sprayed spray starch on the paper, then sprinkled Pearl Ex onto the paper. I then sprayed it again with the spray starch. I then crumpled some saran wrap and laid it on the top smooshing it all in! Then I let it dry for about 30 minutes and created the remainder of the card. FUN technique!!

I stamped the acorn and leaves from the Set of Leaves, Acorns, and Kanji in Black Stazon in and versamark then stippled with Pearl Ex to get the color on the images.  I stamped the Happy Birthday image in Black Staz on along the light blue cardstock. I punched the border using Martha Stewarts  Three Edge Punch. Once assembling this, I used pop dots to give the acorn and leaf more dimension on the card. I had so much fun making this card, I created a second one that I will post on the 29th!
Thank you for stopping by! Stop by tomorrow to see what Kelli has in store for you to see!




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