Friday, July 6, 2018

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Home Décor

Welcome to the July 2018 Edition of theGlobal Stamping Friends Blog Hop, featuring Home Décor! You'll see projects from stampers from around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Note: I can only sell to customers in the US, so any prices are in USD)

We hop the first Friday of each month, and my projects this month feature the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, and coordinating Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits Dies. They are all available to order NOW in my Online Store!

I wanted to show you the completed project first, but it's also important to see where it started. The piece I purchased is undecorated's a little LED lantern that runs on batteries. It was on clearance for like $4 at my corner Walgreens. You don't have to start from scratch to make a really cute piece that's unique to your tastes.

The dragonfly below was stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock. I inked up the image first with the Bermuda Bay ink pad, then I dabbed some dots and lines on the body with the Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker. I also "thumped" the marker over the wings of the dragonfly, to add some blue in there. I exhaled on the image before stamping down, to make sure the ink was good and hydrated. One of the framelits in the die set cuts out the dragonfly perfectly! I colored the Basic Rhinestones before applying them to the dragonfly, using the Bermuda Bay (Dark) Stampin' Blends Marker, and the Night of Navy (Light) Stampin' Blends Marker.

The splash of little dragonflies was cut out of Vellum Cardstock, with a different thinlit in the die set. This die does not have a coordinating stamp, it's meant to be used alone. I colored the back of the vellum using the Bermuda Bay (Light) Stampin' Blends Marker first. Then, I dabbed some dots and lines on the bodies of the dragonflies--again, on the back of the vellum--using the Night of Navy (Light) Stampin' Blends Marker. I colored the Basic Rhinestones before applying them to the dragonfly, using the Bronze Stampin' Blends Marker.

Oh, and I forgot to mention one more addition that's pretty obvious...I cut sheets of Vellum Cardstock to slide under the 'X' in front of each clear panel of the lantern, to diffuse the light. You could stamp some pretties on the vellum to create a background, but I left it plain so the light that shines through would really feature the shapes I decorated. The Copper Metallic Thread I bundled under the big dragonflies looks almost like a homey little nest for the "baby" dragonflies. I adhered all the pieces with Mini Glue Dots and/or Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stampin' Supplies: Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, Shimmery White Cardstock, Bermuda Bay ink pad, Brights Collection Stampin' Write Markers (I used Pacific Point), Vellum Cardstock, Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends Combo, Night of Navy (Light) Stampin' Blends Marker, Bronze Stampin' Blends Marker, Big Shot (for thinlits dies), Copper Metallic Thread, Basic Rhinestones, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots. (see links to purchase products below the Blog Roll!)

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  1. WOW, this is lovely. I love the effect once the lamp is on. Well done and thanks for the inspiration

  2. beautiful project! Thanks for the share.

  3. so clever and very pretty - might have to have a go at this. TFS.

  4. Oh this is beautiful Kimberley...

  5. Wonderful project idea. Love the dragonflies. :)

  6. So pretty, I need to go find out if our Walmart has one of those.


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