52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Wednesday 5 July 2023

Visible Image "Live In the moment" Dragonfly Card

I'm still in Visible Image mode today, making this dragonfly card.

I started by stamping the dragonfly (part of the Visible Image "Live in the moment" stamp set) in two colours of Versafine Clair" inks, "Twilight" for the body and "Warm Breeze" for the wings.  I then coated the stamped area in Wow! Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. The sentiment, also by Visible Image, part of their "Happy Birthday" stamp set was also stamped in "Twilight" and heat embossed in the same way.

I then started on the background, using a paint brush and different strengths of four shades of Distress Oxide Inks:  Tumbled Glass, Salvaged Patina, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon, fading the colours out towards the top left corner.  I then used a heat gun to dry the surface.

Next I used the Visible Image "Ripples" stencil with two shades of Archival Inks:  Garden Patina and Shadow Grey.

I then used the dots in the Visible Image "Two Tone" stencil with a gold shimmer pen to add tiny shimmery sparkles.

Next, I painted the wings of the dragonfly.  I created a beautiful shimmer look by painting green Cosmic Shimmer "Iredescent Shimmer Water Colour", which although green also has a hint of gold to it too.

Now I added the finishing touches to the card.  I used Ranger "Glossy Accents" to stick some flat backed beads to the surface of the card.

I used a metallic gold pen along the right hand and bottom edge of the card. I then added green dots using a unibal Signo pen.


  1. I can see the shimmer on the dragonfly' wings Sam it must look stunning IRL,a fabulous card

  2. Absolutely amazing dragonfly Sam, super gorgeous colours as well as your background xx

  3. This is a gorgeous dragonfly Sam and the background you made using the four different oxide inks with a brush, and then the added ripples and dots gives a great watery background effect, and finished perfectly with the gold pen added to the two edges and the pretty gems and a lovely sentiment too. x