Friday, 21 July 2017

Belated Dragonflies

I seem to be so far behind these days that I'm making belated birthday cards for everyone!

For this one, I used another tissue paper background using the technique I learned from Loll Thompson's video.

Tissue paper was carefully smooshed with yellow and orange Distress Oxide inks, drying between each layer.  I then crumpled it up and glued it down to white cs.  Thoroughly went over it with an embossing buddy and then gently rubbed Versamark ink over the raised creases, added gold embossing powder, and heated.

I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, trimmed the panel and set it behind a black frame I die cut with two rectangle dies.  I added the dragonfly stems die to the lower corner.  The whole panel is popped up on fun foam.

I'm linking it up with July's CAS Mix Up challenge to use tissue paper, stamping, and at least one other option from the CMU list.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Stamps - Rubber Stamp Farm sentiment
Ink - Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade, Antique Linen, and Fossilized Amber; Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper - white and black cs, tissue paper
Size - A2,
Accessories - Memory Box Dragonfly Stems, Spellbinders layering rectangles, clear and gold embossing powder, fun foam


  1. OMG Susan, Your gorgeous DOX inked and heat embossed with gold EB powder, tissue background is stunning! Adding your black frame and sweet dragon flies really made your card pop. TFS my friend. Hugs..

  2. Your watercoloured tissue paper is gorgeous, Susan. Love the colours paired with the gold embossing. Looks so amazing as the background to that love dragonfly die. xx

  3. Spectacular. Absolutely love the colour of the tissue technique with the gold and the black die cut is it! x

  4. Oh what a beautiful background! I just ordered that die and this is such an inspiration! Love this Susan!

  5. makes me think of Dragon flies in a fire, so amazing with the colour and texture

  6. Absolutely wonderful! I keep seeing this tissue technique, I must try it myself! It looks so cool! xxx

  7. I love this golden background for your dragonflies, Susan! Once again we have thought alike. I have a similar card to post in the next few days.

  8. This looks amazing .... what a gorgeous background, great colour. xx

  9. Wow, Susan, what a gorgeous background ... the colours and gold embossing positively glow against the black silhouettes! Anita :)

  10. OH, I love the stunning background and the dragonfly silhouette, Susan! Beautiful summer sunset scene! Hideko

  11. Really gorgeous tissue paper background, Susan! I love it with the frame and the dragonflies in black!! Hugs, Darnell


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