Monday, April 17, 2017

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams #GDP083

 Hey Peaches! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! I had quite a busy weekend full of family fun and memories. Today I decided to participate for the first time in The Global Design Project #GDP083 theme challenge. This weeks theme is "sparkles/bling".

If you're interested in participating in this challenge, click the link above for the details!

My project for the theme challenge is loaded with bling. To be honest, I'm pretty sure there can never be enough bling on my card, lol! I chose the gorgeous "Dragonfly Dreams" set for my project. I first heat embossed some gold on to the background, using one the beautiful stamps from this set. Then I watercolored a background, using Elegant Eggplant and Melon Mambo inks, with an aqua painter. The key with this technique is to start light and keep adding layers of color until you are happy with the results. Next, I added a small layer of velum to one side of the card and added some Elegant Eggplant bakers twine. I also die cut some dragonflies, using the coordinating thinlits and added some gold metallic twine behind them. I gold heat embossed my sentiment and added some gold glimmer paper for an accent and finished it off by adding some gold metallic enamel dots to the background. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you've enjoyed my take on this weeks theme!

Check out this gorgeous new product from the Eastern Palace Suite! You can order it beginning May 1st as a bundle. Here are the details and a video link showing these beautiful new products in action. You'll definitely want to get your hands on these!


If you love these products, Make sure you get them before they're gone! With the new catalog coming in June, some these amazing products (along with a whole lot more) are retiring which means you will no longer be able to buy them for Stampin' Up! Many are up to 50% off! To see what's retiring, check out this webpage:

This month if you spend $50 or more before shipping in my online store, you will receive a FREE card kit that coordinates with this "Cool Treats" suite!!! But you MUST use the hostess code listed below to receive your free kit. 

To order online: Stampin' Up! Webpage
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  1. Lauren, this is such a stunning card! So many elements to love ... the watercolour background is beautiful, and the metallic gold thread behind the glittery spray of dragonflies gives a great feeling of movement. We love it! Welcome to the Global Design Project challenges, and thank you for playing along with the theme challenge this week. We hope to see you again!

    1. Thank you so much, and thank you for having me! I LOVE these challenges!

  2. This is such a gorgeous card! I love the colors of the wash in the background and all the gold embossing is absolutely wonderful!

    1. Thank you so very much, Natalie! I just love the look of a watercolor wash card. 😊


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