Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Dragonfly circle

I made this card after watching several videos showing me ways of extending the usefulness of the Misti, now I've added the Creative Corners to my arsenal.

To make the card, I cut the panel and an identical sized piece of scrap paper.  On the scrap paper, I drew lines between the midpoints of the top and bottom and left and right and then diagonally between opposite corners, making sure they crossed exactly in the centre, then with a contrasting pencil drew lines halfway between each pair of lines, again going through the centre, to divide it into 16 segments. I then placed the paper in the Misti, using the Creative Corners to position it, and placed the dragonfly stamp - a Linda Luckin stamp that is between 10 and 15 years old - in place so that it lay along one of the original horizontal/vertical lines and the wing tips touched one of the contrasting lines at each side, then closed the cover to pick up the stamp.

I then replaced the scrap paper with the card panel and stamped the dragonfly in pale blue ink four times, rotating the card a quarter turn each side, to get my first four dragonflies.

Next I swapped back to the scrap paper and re-positioned the stamp so that the dragonfly sat on one of the original diagonal lines, again with the wing tips touching intermediate lines each side. Then put the card back in place and repeated the stamping and turning, this time with green ink. It's a lot easier to do than to describe!

Finally I used an ornate corner stamp - this is a very old acrylic stamp that I *think* originally came from Tandastamps  -  and again used the scrap paper to position it before stamping the corners. I added a hint of pale blue gel pen to the stamped corners.

The sentiment is a magazine freebie stamp.

I am sharing this with Retro Rubber - Anything Goes



Swissie said...

Wow! This is just great, Jane! Love it!
Hugs, Liv

Maria Rodriguez. said...
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Maria Rodriguez. said...

I love your Dragonfly wreath, the MISTI makes life easier, doesn't it? I don't have the Creative Corners yet but I'm going to jump in and get them.
Thank you for sharing with RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful card, I love your dragonfly ring

Debbie Mageed said...

Wow, that technique looks like a bit of work but it is certainly worth it when you get this as a result! Love it with all of the details that are perfectly done. Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and look forward to you joining us again soon.

cotnob said...

A pretty card Jane, such a fabulous design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Claire Grantham said...

Great card Jane, the colour palette and the design are great. I love that you are stretching your Misti - Jennifer McGuire has a great video about creating a rotating design. Love my Misti. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

Katy McGloin said...

Love this card, Jane! I would call it "simply ornate," a mix of detailed images with uncomplicated (but lovely) colors. I may have to try the creative corners as well, LOL. Thanks so much for sharing and playing along with Retro Rubber.