Stampin’ Up! Naturally Gilded and Blending Brushes

Good Tuesday morning. I’m using a new Designer Series Paper called Naturally Gilded Specialty Paper that can be found in the ONLINE EXCLUSIVES. It’s wonderful for using Blending Brushes. It comes with copper, silver & gold designs and is beautiful. I chose today to use Blending Brushes to add color to the copper tone.

Stampin' Up! Naturally Gilded Specialty DSP

I began at the top of the paper blending in Daffodil Delight ink with the Blending Brush. Using the same brush, I then added Mango Melody ink. With a new brush I added Balmy Blue. I have my brushes using color tones for the similar colors and this works well for me. I adhered this to a panel of Copper Foil and set both aside to decide what to do next. This looks like a wildflower garden to me so I pulled out my Dragonfly Punch and it’s coordinating Dragonfly Garden stamp set. There are two dragonflies in this stamp set: one has a more solid, filled in body and the other is the one I chose to use. Using VersaMark ink, I stamped this on a scrap of Basic White, then Copper embossing powder to sprinkle over it, then heat set with the heat tool. I again pulled out my Blending Brushes, Daffodil Delight ink and Balmy Blue, but also brought out Pacific Point for a more vibrant butterfly. I added Daffodil Delight to the center portion of the dragonfly, then Balmy Blue on the outer wings and finally Pacific Point. The Pacific Point really brought the dragonfly to life as it is vibrant. Here’s what it looked like prior to using the punch.

Stampin' Up! Copper dragonfly with embossing powder & blending brushes

You can also notice how mixing the blue with the yellow creates some green on the dragonfly – and that’s ok! I did two of these, punched them with the Dragonfly Punch, then adhered them with mini dimensionals down the center. For the long tail, I trimmed a edge of a dimensional and attached it. I punched a tiny dragonfly from the copper foil. I used a sentiment from the stamp set to create the banner… VersaMark ink + copper embossing powder + heat tool. I punched this with my Double Oval Punch. I played around for a background color for both the card and the sentiment – and came up with Daffodil Delight for both. Yep, brought out the Double Oval Punch for the back of the oval. I attached the tiny copper foil dragonfly with a dab of liquid glue to the sentiment banner, then added dimensionals and placed it on the card front. I added the dragonflies. I had a length of Baker’s Twine on my desk in White, so pullled out my Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends and colored it, folded it in half to make a double bow and attached it with a dab of glue, also to the banner. I added several dimensionals to the back of this slimline panel of Naturally Gilded Paper & Copper foil and added it to a Daffodil Delight card base.

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Garden for the inside

For the card’s inside, I stamped this array of wildflowers and hovering dragonflies using Memento ink and stamps from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set. I haven’t used this set in a bit and I love it. But then, we just had winter so it seemed inappropriate. Now that it’s officially Spring – bring it on! OK, getting carried away… these were stamped on a Basic White panel then adhered to the inside of the card.

For the envelope, I used this same field flower stamp to stamp the left front but forgot to take a photo. There are slimline envelopes in the catalog and I used a white one :O) Card cuts will be listed at the end of this post.

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6 responses to “Stampin’ Up! Naturally Gilded and Blending Brushes”

  1. Oh my goodness, that’s stunning Terry Lynn! Love the colors and your ink blending is just perfect! 🙂

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  2. This is absolutely stunning Terry Lynn 🙂 Love, Love, LOVE it!!!

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  3. Gorgeous card. I love the blending over the beautiful DSP. Enjoy your day!

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