Thursday, May 9, 2013

Springtime Thanks


Springtime at last....love this season and its inspiration!  And The Rubber Cafe' has plenty of inspiring stamps too....like the Large Paisley Dragonfly I used on this Thank You card.


I colored a piece of white Pugnacious Signature Paper with gelatos from the 50's Diner Collection, then smeared them around with my finger tips to get them to blend like this:


For my dragonfly, I used Scrap Happy Glue to stamp the image directly to my gelato prepared piece.  I added a dab of the glue onto the stamp using a piece of Cut n' Dry Foam.  With the image stamped now in glue, I applied You're So Fine glitter in black licorice using my finger tip and rubbing it gently burnishing the glitter into the stamped image.  I love the way the image just pops out when you use this technique.  To finish it, I bejeweled the dragonfly with jellie dots and pearls. 

As a background, I wanted more than just a patterned paper, so I cut varied sizes of hexagons using Spellbinders Hexagons dies, then stamped them in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink using the Leaf Swirls stamp from The Rubber Cafe'.  The sentiment is from the Fabulous Phrases set.  I added distressing to the edges of the banner, as well as stamping a bit of the Leaf Swirls

Here is a close up of the details...


Thanks for dropping by today, take a little inspiration from springtime and craft something beautiful!
 

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' Large Paisley Dragonfly; Leaf Swirls; Fabulous Phrases
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe' Pugnacious Paper-white; Theresa Collins; American Crafts
Ink:  Memento--Black Tuxedo; Distress Ink--Black Soot; Faber Castell Gelatos--50's Diner
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'--Scrap Happy Glue; You're So Fine glitter--black licorice
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe' Jellie Dots--pumpkin orange; terrifically teal; pearl;  Cosmo Cricket Sea Air button; Trendy Twine--midnight; Misc. beads/stickpins and small pearls.
Tools:  Spellbinders Hexagons Dies; Cut n' Dry Foam; Martha Stewart border punch

6 comments:

Tcee said...

Very pretty...love how you used the Gelatos. Great card Laura

Lynda said...

Very nice card Laura, love the colors. Great job!

MichelleZ said...

Great card, Laura! That dragonfly is awesome all blingy!

Holly B said...

This is such a beautiful card. So pretty!

Lucy said...

Very pretty card-the dragonfly is awesome!

Karen T said...

This is a beautiful card, and great techniques and tutorial.