Sunday, 12 November 2017

Dragonflies and seed heads

I've used two Crafty Individuals stamps on this card - the main image, a standalone stamp that I've had for 4 or 5 years, and a sheet of co-ordinating individual stamps that I've had for about 3 years. I think they have been around for a lot longer, but they are so timeless I'm sure they will still be around for many years.

First I made a background by blending distress inks in Aged Mahogany, Spiced Marmalade and Twisted Citron then stamped the main image in black and added a few highlights with a white gel pen.

The card background is made by randomly stamping some of the individual stamps using the same inks. I was going to leave it at that until I realised that the stamped dragonflies look exactly like miniatures of the Gummiapan dragonfly dies, so I couldn't resist cutting a couple and adding them. After all you know how much I love my dragonflies!

I am sharing this with
Rubber Dance - November Colour Challenge

Dies R Us - Anything Fall
Allsorts - Colours of Autumn
Retro Rubber - Fall colours


  1. A really pretty card with gorgeous autumnal colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge!

  2. Beautiful card!! I love your choice of colors and those dragonfly dies are perfect for your card. Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and look forward to seeing you in our gallery again.

  3. This is beautiful! I love your silhouette stamped centre and the way you've echoed it in the background. Your dragonflies are a great embellishment. It's a lovely design, beautifully executed. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge this week.

  4. A beautiful card Jane, you have created a pretty background and your main image is gorgeous.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. This is just beautiful, Jane. The colours are gorgeous and I love the die cut dragonflies. Your card would be perfect to link up to the Crafty Calendar Challenge too. The theme this month is Autumn Colours. xx

  6. Gorgeous! I love the layout with the main image so well showcased! The stamps are fantastic! I love a nice mix of dragonflies and flowers! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!

  7. Beautifully rich Autumnal colours Jane, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  8. Gorgeous card, I love the dragonfly die cuts, how perfect was the match to the stamp? Definitely some serendipity going on there x

  9. This is so clever I love it! Gorgeous. The Dragonflies are a really nice touch and I am a big fan of stamping your own backgrounds. Thanks for playing along with us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  10. Great use of your stamps and colors. The highlighting in white pen makes the images pop! Thank you for playing along with us a Retro Rubber and hope to see you in our gallery again soon.

  11. LOVE the colors and images used with this card! A stunning mixture to delight the eye! Thanks so much for sharing it with Retro Rubber this challenge. Always enjoy seeing your creations in our gallery!!


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