Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Thailand Achievers Blog Hop - Occasions Catalogue Sneak Peek!



Welcome to the Thailand Achievers Blog Hop for the month of December. This time we are highlighting the upcoming Occasions Catalogue (due out JANUARY 4th, 2017!) and we are excited to show you what's coming your way! (And if you want your own copy of the Occasions Catalogue sent to you (anywhere in Australia) click HERE to let me know :-)



One of my favourite bundles in this new catalogue is the Dragonfly Dreams bundle.... this is a lovely stamp set AND matching framelit dies. You can of course purchase them separately, but if you are purchasing them together as a bundle you will save 10% off the total price.

Would you like to know how I created the background on this card?  Its very simple!  First I used a sponge brayer to apply the colours to the background (Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugar Plum and Perfect Plum) and gave it a few minutes to be as dry as possible. I then used an aquapainter (with just water inside) to brush the central area of the card... this removed a little of the background colour. I then used some folder Metallic Glitter ribbon (an upcoming SAB item... free with a $90 order!) and a strip of Gold Foil acetate plus a thin strip of Sweet Sugar Plum cardstock... I laid them in the middle of my card.  The dragonfly is the second largest one in the set, and I cut it with the framelits on my Big Shot from Gold Foil paper.  The words are from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink.

Even though its a simple card, the colours together are striking and I loved the result! Give it a try!

Although I cant list the Dragonfly dreams bundle in the product list below (since its not yet released), I've included the other items should you wish to recreate this effect for yourself!

Product List


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  Our Achievers group has so many great ideas for  you to check out.... so don't stop here.... Check out the next name on the list below!  (Right now you are visiting Linda Dalke's blog)  You will find lots of inspiration and new ideas on all the achiever's blogs so Enjoy!





13 comments:

Nerida said...

Great background technique Linda, this is my favouite set by far.
Love the lifting off of the ink :)

Nerida said...

Hi Linda, great technique. Nerida

Anja Luft said...

I love your card with the dragon fly! The background ist so beautiful!
xoxo Anja

Melanie said...

Wonderful - I am anxious to get this set! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

Candy Rattray said...

Your card is gorgeous! Great technique and excellent choice of colors for it.

Miranda Mols said...

I love the colorscheme. Beautiful card.

creativeJax said...

Those colours look great together Linda - and love the way you've removed some colour with the aquapainter. TFS Jackie xox

Debbie Henderson said...

Your card is so rich and elegant looking Linda, great card!

Shawn McPeak said...

#stampincontest
I love the use of the mesh.

Shawn McPeak said...

#stampincontest
I love that you used mesh. The contrast is great.

~ Cynthia said...

Linda - your background technique is stunning! And that gold dragonfly is superb. Thanks for sharing. Hope your Christmas was fantastic and your new year ahead is spectacular. God Bless, Cynthia <><

Jodi Reinert said...

Gorgeous card!!

Linda Dalke said...

Thanks to everyone who commented! I love reading your words and they inspire me to keep on creating and blogging! Thanks!