Sunday, June 30, 2013

Let Your Dreams Take Flight........

The card I will show you today is for the CASology Week # 50 Challenge, Cue Card: Free. 

I used the stamp set, Dreams Take Flight, from Gina K Designs.

Using the negative portion of card stock cut with the Spellbinders Label Eight Die, I took the Adirondack Paint Dabbers in, Purple Twilight, Pool, and Lettuce and sponged random splotches all over til I was happy with the results.  Stamping the dragonfly in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on top of the paint.  I added a bit of sparkle to the dragonfly outline and swirls with a Sakura Clear pen.  White adhesive pearls were colored with Copic New Leaf, YG23.
I always buy this package of plain white adhesive pearls, when on sale at Michael's, or with a coupon.  The regular price is $6.99 and there are 480 assorted sizes.  You may think those small ones are too small, but they work really well on any design.  I find they are a good quality and you can change the color so easily, here using a Copic marker.  I am sure any marker would work, just let it dry enough before placing on your project.
With my work weeks as busy as they are this summer, I hope to get enough posts in place when I have the time.  Sooooo, I hope to see you back here soon.
Thanks so much for stopping by, enjoy your day and happy crafting!


  1. Wow! What a beautiful background - great, simple technique with stunning results! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  2. Love this! Thanks for the tip on the pearls, too!

  3. Super cute card. I don't often do the colored background like that, but it's so easy and the results are awesome. And I love coloring pearls too! That way they will totally match your project. Good tips my dear!

  4. Beautiful card ~ love the dragonfly!

  5. Ohhh that is soooo cool!!! Yep...those are some of the pearls I buy too! I buy tons! ;) And you know...someday we ARE gonna have to swap homes for a vacation!!!!

  6. Your card is gorgeous. I love it and thank you for the info about the pearls.


  7. Absolutely gorgeous my friend! Love the dragonfly. The background looks like the masking tape technique. Thanks for the tip on the pearls

  8. Love this card Donna! Great tip by the way!

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