I was designing a card for my Team Swap a few weeks ago and decided to use the Dragonfly Dreams and Inside the Lines Designer paper. I thought they went beautifully together.
Dragonfly Dreams is a beautiful new stamp and dies bundle in the Occasions catalog. It was among my top 5 picks! The Inside the Lines designer paper is from our Sale-a-Bration catalog; it's one of the free choices you can get with a $50 order. It's meant for coloring if you want to; or leave it black & white. Or color just part of it! I wanted to use a watercolor background technique for my card in blues and greens, one of my favorite color combos.
I first cut the DSP pieces I needed and then laid them onto paper towels. I used 70% rubbing alcohol in a spritzer bottle. I also used another bottle with just water in it. I sprayed the paper with a lot of water and alcohol; no special ratio of either. I used the alcohol because it would help the paper dry quickly. Once it was very wet and runny I dropped ink refill drops over it all and rolled the paper around to coat it in color. I used Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz and Bermuda Bay ink refills.
After the DSP dried I layered it onto my White CS and then ran it through the new, amazing Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder. It was a neat quilted feel to it.
Watch my video below to see this fun technique.
- Whisper White square 2 1/2", plus scrap for dragonfly image
- Whisper White large layer 5 1/4" X 3 7/8"
- Black square 2 5/8"
- Black main card 5 1/2" X 8 1/2"
- Inside the Lines DSP 3 3/4" X 5"