An easy technique and a Make My Monday Challenge are the basis of today’s card.  And a Dragonfly Garden image completes the card.


Stampin' Up!, Dragonfly Garden, Deckle Rectangles, Blending Brushes, Heart Pearls, Jackie Beers


Make My Monday Challenge

The new challenge on Make My Monday is to have “Friend” in the sentiment.  That is a fairly easy one to accomplish.  And you can submit cards to this challenge as well.  Simply click on the icon below and you will be taken to the blog post.  Check out what the other design team members created for their Friend card.


This fun background was equally fun to make.  It was made using the Blending Brushes.  This is not something I do regularly but am enjoying more and more.  But first I have to mention the outline of the blended area.  As has happened a few times previously, I found the piece on my messy desk!  It was the negative from having cut one of the Deckled Rectangles Dies.  So I added some removable tape and placed it on top of the White layer.

The two colors I used are Balmy Blue and Highland Heather for the blending.  Balmy Blue was added to about two thirds of the area.  Then beginning at the opposite end I started the Highland Heather.  There is not a lot of overlap, but there must be a little bit.  The Deckle edge still shows fairly clearly and I love that!


Another thing I like about this card is the simplicity.  The stamped image from Dragonfly Garden is done with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  It gives the illusion of a shadow.  The sentiment was stamped with Memento as well and left with no layers.  That was a little hard to do since I love layers!


To complete the card I went with a little darker card base.  By using Gorgeous Grape it seems to draw out more of the Highland Heather color.  And the final touch was adding a single Heart Pearl next to the sentiment.  This was a fun and fairly quick card to make.  Now I am looking at my stamps for other “shadow” images!

Hope you have a wonderful day!





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