Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Misty Dragonfly...

Happy Tuesday,

A simple card to make today but hopefully effective in its simplicity.

I started with the circle media plate and inked it with the Izink inks in cases, south seas and rose.  I ran this over with my brayer to smooth the ink ( you need to press on really hard too get the best effects from the media plates)  I then inked the leaf stamp form the spring flowers clear stamp set with perfect medium and pressed it onto the plate.  This technique removes the ink form the plate leaving a resist I then stamp the inked stamp into the piece of card.  I repeated this all over the plate then pressed this onto the card using the Press to Impress stamp tool

Next I added some of the leaves inked and stamped directly onto the card.

I cut the dragonfly die ( an old die from my stash) form a piece of background I had stamped then cut it again in vellum inking through the die with cases izink dye ink pad.  I added the velum dragonfly over the stamped one and added crystals in the centre and on the edges of the wings.

I cut the centre panel out with the square stitch dot die matting this on a leftover piece of background made using the large media plate.

A few layers of white and lilac and the jaunty dragonfly and done.

All this needs is the appropriate sentiment.



  1. Morning John, absolutely beautiful and my favourite colour combination.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi John
    Another great lovely card.Beautiful colours.

  3. Again another beautiful card in lovely colours. Joycex

  4. Hello John, what a beautiful card, love the colours, they are really stunning together. Have a good day all. Bx

  5. Morning John, lovely sample today, the dragonfly just finishes it off nicely.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  6. Hi John
    I love this card, the dragonfly sets it off beautifully.
    B xx

  7. Morning John
    Lovely card today very pretty colours and the dragonfly just sets it of
    Have a good day

  8. Good morning John,
    Beautiful card, simple but extremely effective, love it.
    I don't normally put sentiments on my "stock cards" till I actually use them.
    Sure as fate the one I want to use would have the wrong sentiment on!!
    Have a great day,
    Patricia xxx

  9. Lovely and simple. Beautiful colour choice.

  10. Morning, great colours, I have your media plates but this may sound silly, haven't had the guts to play with them yet , daft I know, I'm sure when I start I will be fine, I think some of it is about them being so clean ... lol. Have a good day

  11. Good morning John, very pretty misty card in beautiful colours.
    Marion S x

  12. Loving the shades, gorgeous. Xxx

  13. Beautiful card, John

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Very pretty card John. Love from Jackie xx

  15. Gorgeous card I love how you've stamped leaves outside of the circle I think I have that old dragonfly die or something very similar ...

  16. Hi John this is a stunning card I love the colours. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  17. Love the card John the colours you have chosen thank you love june horrocks xxxxxx

  18. Morning John, This colouring and stamping is quite 'ethereal' and 'magical', I love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  19. Morning John, such a pretty card and lovely colour combination.

  20. Morning John. I would have to agree with everything Patricia Howarth has said about this card. There is just something so dreamy about it.


  21. Hi John,
    Lovely card, with a lot of interest.
    Hugs, Rose

  22. Hi John

    Beautiful, love the mix of colours you have used.

    Heather R Oxfordshire

  23. Pretty, pretty and in my favourite colour too

    Hugs Helen xx

  24. Hi John, Lovely card,simple elegant and very ethereal looking in those colours.Stay healthy and happy,Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  25. Lovely colours and design John and the dragonfly is beautiful, Kate x

  26. Stunning card design. I especially like the colors.

  27. Oooh John,
    So pretty and gorgeous. I love everything about it.
    Maureen x

  28. Hi John,
    what a very stunning and wonderful card.
    I love the beautiful stamping and the colour inks used.
    Super dragonfly also.
    I have just posted a card made with your Rustic Frame embossing folder on my blog, and was really pleased how it turned out.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.
    Forgot to say sorry I haven't visited lately I had Internet probs.

  29. Gorgeous! Nothing more to say!

  30. John this maybe be simple to you but it is a beautiful work of art to me.
    I absolutely love this and those gorgeous colours.

  31. Hello John,
    I'm late - again! Lovely card and the stamping and colours are lovely! Love that dragonfly too!
    Thank you once again!
    Love Myra xx

  32. Marie P. From Coppull.27 September 2017 at 10:19

    Good morning John. Another beautiful card, I just love the way you have got it all together and so elegant. Thank you for sharing

  33. Beautiful card John. Love it. Thank you.