These cards may look familiar……they are a set I posted in and amongst the computer troubles so they have been on my website but not for long.  Natures Nest was a stamp set I bought as soon as it entered the catalogue, basically because it had a dragonfly in it!  I was challenged last week to make some cards by one of my lovely hostesses Elizabeth.

These are the samples I made to show her. All three cards have a Brights colour scheme running through them, each card has a little bit more detail and embellishment on it.

This first card is Old Olive and Daffodil Delight, the tortoise is stamped in Stazon and coloured with watercolour pencils.  The shell is then made glossy by using Crystal effects, which I left overnight to dry.  The button has a sliver of card put through for the string, a great tip for colour co-ordination.

Card number 2, this time Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry, the peacock feather was stamped coloured and made glossy as before.  This time there are 2 buttons and a Rhinestone for added sparkle.

and finally the Dragonfly card, the same colourway as the previous card. I have used Designer paper as before but this time overstamped it using the sanded background stamp.  Each dragonfly was stamped and cut out, watercoloured and then when the crystal effects was put onto the wings I added a little dazzling diamonds for added sparkle!  The crinkled ribbon is easily achieved by placing sticky strip along the length of the ribbon and pleating and folding as you stick it down.

Thank you so much for all your comments about my Brooches, I am so pleased you love them as much as I do!  There is still time to enter the prize draw, see the post below for details.

Happy Stampin’

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