Friday 16 December 2016

Hand Stamped Sentiments 253

To me, the colour challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments was irresistible! I love those rich colours and it fell right into my hands as I as experimenting with the newly arrived Dragonfly Dreams (available in the new Occasions catalogue in January).

The background of the centre panel is acrylic block stamped. I stamped on the dots in Eggplant and Pear but then wet the Eggplant ones so they bled a little. The card base is embossed using the Softly Falling folder to echo the dots in the panel.

The dragonfly die cut is so beautiful that after a lick of Wink of Stella and some enamel dots, little else was needed.

Here the embossed card base and the Wink of Stella are easier to see.

Update: So delighted to be an Artist's Pick at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Card: Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz, Watercolour paper, Whisper White
Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Tuxedo Black
Other: Softly Falling embossing folder, Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, Bermuda Bay enamel shapes, Bermuda Bay thick baker's twine, clear Wink of Stella, dimensionals


  1. Wow! I just received this dragonfly set and haven't played with it yet. Your project is so beautiful and is a wonderful inspiration. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

    1. Thank you Genevieve. I'm bursting with ideas for this set - it is so fantastic!

  2. Beautiful card! You did a great job with your acrylic block stamping. I need to practice as mine does not turn out that way. Thanks for playing with us at HSS. Hope you will play again!


  3. I love the beautiful background you created with the's stunning! Thank you for playing along at HSS!

  4. Ohhhh, that watercolored background is gorgeous, Jan! I just love the way these colors bleed into each other! So rich! The dragonfly looks so neat with the enamel dots! Thanks for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.