Sunday, 25 August 2019

A new dragonfly die

You know all about me and dragonflies by now - so you'll understand that I simply couldn't resist this beautiful Tonic Studios die and had to open and use it as soon as it popped through the letterbox.

I made a DL card from kraft cardstock and used the piece of card I'd cut off the A4 sheet to cut and emboss the gorgeous dragonfly swirl, backed with Stick-it. I used a fingertip dauber to dab a tiny bit of Tea Dye distress ink over the two dragonflies, just so they didn't merge with the swirls quite so much.

For the background I cut a white panel then inked it all over with Twisted Citron distress oxide, sprayed a little water over where I wanted the die cut to go and blotted it off to give some slightly lighter areas. I used Tea Dye distress ink to stencil the broken mesh in opposite corners and with the same ink, used the Gentleman Crafter stamp set  to stamp a few dotty clusters.

The sentiment is stamped with a Paper Artsy stamp and Versafine ink.

I am sharing this with

The Butterfly Challenge - I've used just two elements, Key Lime and Kraft

Crafty Cardmakers - It's a bug's life  - this is my first visit to this challenge. I can't believe it's run for 239 challenges and I've never heard of it before!


Mrs A. said...

Beautiful effect. Gorgeous die cut. Hmmm, Tonic you say!! Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

Kim x said...

Thank you for joining us at CCM Jane, and I hope that you will stop by again soon.
Crafty hugs

Dawn Phillips said...

I'm sure these designers only come up with these things 'cause they know you are a dead cert, lol. It is pretty stunning though. Love Dawn x

Lin said...

What a lovely design. The dragonfly diecut sits beautifully against your stencilled and stamped background.

Thank you for sharing in our 'bug's life' challenge.

Crafty Cardmakers

Maikreations said...

Love the background and the beaautiful die cut ;o) Thank you for playing along with our "It's a bug's life" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers. Hope you are enjoying your weekend and happy crafting, Maike ;o)

Josephine said...

Great card, and what a beautiful die cut!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!