Lost Coast and Carmen's Veranda Challenge # 51

Todays'  Card is for the  "Backgrounds" Challenge running through to the 30th of April.
Here is my card and then the process - along with a few tips!


I used Distress Oxides on watercolor paper - I have no idea what I am doing with them yet, this just happened to work out.
My background stamp for this is Shrubbery Love this stamp, it is a great big 5.5" stamp 

I did use my stamping tool, the rubber is deeply etched, and since this is going on watercolor paper, I felt like I might need more than one inking.

Which I did

 I heat embossed using a fine Black embossing powder

Next, I stamped my dragonfly, and here is a tip, when you are fussy cutting, cut into the black stamped area and then re-edge with a black marker.

Colored with alcohol pens

Also, I stamped and heat embossed the dragonfly on vellum, fussy cut the wings

Another tip, color on the back side of the embossed vellum

I coasted the wings and body of the Dragonfly with nail polish, it gives it a super glossy clear coat and super fine glitter glimmer.

For my sentiment, I used the Discover stamp on a bit of the trimmed background paper and stitched on to hand dyed lace. I glued that and all the layers with Best Glue Ever


sprinkle of glitter in the 'Shrubs'  Look how nice these weeds look!

Thanks for stopping by and Check out Lost Coast Designs, 
enter the challenge, you might win a very cool prize!
Ginny M


Cynthia said…
This is lovely, Ginny. Fabulous coloring of the dragonfly.
What an amazing card Ginny - and a great way to construct the dragonfly - I had never thought of using clear/glitter nail polish but it gives a wonderful result
Julie said…
I love this card. so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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