Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sparkling dragonflies handmade card

Sparkling in the morning (for me) happens after coffee (lol).  When I meet and connect with others over coffee and crafting, my heart is blessed beyond measure.  This Creating and Connecting over Coffee and Card Making at Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters was full of sparkle (and coffee) with this dragonfly handmade card.  If you joined us (here is a reminder of the fun we created) or wanted to do so and couldn't enjoy this video tutorial and join us virtually!
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Our Card Making Wednesday mornings are so much fun.  I am introducing a new element to this; for those who came and those who couldn't make it - here is a quick video tutorial on the projects we created!  Enjoy connecting and creating with me (even from the comfort of your own home).

I love the ease of this pretty hand-stamped card. 
~ Place a Stampin' Pierce Mat under your stamping area.
~  Stamp this dragonfly from the new Dragonfly Dreams stamp set in Black Archival ink on the new Falling In Love Designer Series Paper. These are all NEW in the New Occasions Mini Catalog!! (Odd numbers are ideal in crafting and looks better to the eye.)
~  Color in with the Gold Wink of Stella glitter brush.
~  Adhere to the Sahara Sand card stock with Fast Fuse adhesive.
~  Stamp the greeting in the Black Archival ink pad.
~  Highlight with a dash of sparkle using the Gold Wink of Stella brush.

Clean, easy and elegant, this KISS card is sure to add beauty to your day.


Created at a recent Create and Connect over Card Making Wednesday.. this Sparkling Dragonfly is sure to add beauty to your day!

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It's Wednesday and I often need help overcoming the hump in the middle of the week.  I have the BEST Time at our Free Card Making and Connecting over Coffee at Ragamuffin mornings.  Taking time to talk to others (as a mom, I need adult conversation) while creating and crafting, it's good for my soul!  Today I felt drab and a bit tired.. so I threw on my Sparkle and even designed a card that was pretty, pink and sparkling!  I hope that you enjoyed this fun tutorial, and if you couldn't make it in to join us, that you enjoy this fun video tutorial (it's YOU Joining US - virtually!!). 

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