Thursday, July 12, 2012

3 from 1–Dragonflies 2 Clear Stamps Set

Hi all! Hope you are having a fantastic week. :)

I’m here to share a new feature on the blog called 3 from 1. We want to show you how wonderfully versatile the Clear Stamps Sets and coordinated dies are by using the same set stamped with a multiple techniques and die for a card, a layout and an altered project in one post.

The set selected to start this is the Dragonflies 2 Clear Stamps Set from the latest release. It’s a beauty!

And the fun part is it coordinates with two dies from previous releases: The Butterfly Die and the Dragonfly Die.

Prepare for a picture heavy post…

First - a card:

Butterflies 2 kort 1

The butterfly is stamped on cream cardstock with clear embossing ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. Then it’s inked with distress inks: Dried Marigold, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge. The sentiment is stamped with Rusty Hinge.

Butterflies 2 kort 2

I used the other butterfly image to decorate the inside of the card. It’s double stamped to get a softer result. The stamp is inked up and then stamped once on scrap paper before stamped again on the piece used for the card.

Butterflies 2 kort 3

And this is fun, the set includes a Hand Stamped By stamp! I always forget to sign my cards, but now I used the stamp for the back of the card – sorry for ugly signature though!

Butterflies 2 kort 4


Next – a layout

Butterflies 2 LO 1

This is my boy several years ago preforming his favorite song by The Ark (hence the title). I used both dragonflies and butterflies to decorate my card and I stamped them with Faber Castells Big Brush pens, which gives a bit water colorish artsy result. Love how it looks

Butterflies 2 LO 2!

Butterflies 2 LO 3


And finally – An altered project

Butterflies 2 Alter 1b

Our neighbors invited us to a spontaneous barbeque party and I needed a quick gift for the hostess. So I took a tin that had once contained tomatoes from our recycling bin and removed the paper and added some of my own instead. With a ribbon, a cut out tag pimped with the dragonfly and sentiment it was done. Took like 15 minutes. I loooove quick and easy projects!

Butterflies 2 Alter 3

The dragonfly and sentiment are stamped with Archival ink, Coffee. Look at the amazing pattern of the wings!!! And I love the sentiment. I thought it was perfect for the occasion, she really did color our afternoon (and night as it happened) with the invite!

I filled the tin with flowers from the garden and we were ready to go.

Butterflies 2 Alter 2


Hope you liked it! :)

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Gorgeous - everything you've made is fab!

  2. wow...those stamps are a must-have...they look fabulous on your wonderful works!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  3. Great new feature and gorgeous projects, Tesa!

  4. Gorgeous I love the Butterflies, can you tell me if anyone in the UK sells these please x