I have made my own background paper using the beautiful Delicate Details stamp set (#p143314) from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. This stamp set has 5 lacey borders and I have used all of them on this card.
I have embossed these images using VersaMark (#102283) and White Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109132). With the photopolymer stamps, I arranged the 5 images onto an acrylic block so that I could stamp the 5 images at one time, then repeated again to cover the whole card. If I wanted to stamp each image a different colour, I would stamp them individually but when embossing, I find this is the easiest way. I also find it easy to line the stamps up on the grid paper so they are straight, then press the block onto the stamps. This is how the stamps were placed on the block.
The cards used are Whisper White (#106549), Basic Black (#121688) and Watermelon Wonder (#138341). The beautiful dragonfly is cut using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (#142749) from the Occasions Catalogue and I added some glitter to the dragonfly with the Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush (#141897). Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430) were used to attach the top dragonfly to the bottom dragonfly.
Happy Birthday is from the Big On Birthdays stamp set (#p142877), also from the Occasions catalogue, is stamped with Basic Black Archival ink (#140931) and cut with a framelit from Project Life Cards & Labels (#135707). I sponged around the banner with Watermelon Wonder ink (#138323). This was attached to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430).
Till next time,
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.