Holographic Dragonflies + Simon’s Crafty Hugs Blog Hop

If there is one thing I adore, it’s rainbows! Holographic paper has a glossy shine with a rainbow effect that I simply cannot get enough of! This paper looks amazing on its own, but I feel like it really shines when die cut with the new Simon Says Stamp Etched Dragonfly die!

Today’s post is part of the Simon Says Stamp Crafty Hugs blog hop. If you have already been hopping along, you should have arrived from my talented friend, Cathy Zielske’s blog. All the blog hop details are at the bottom of this post.

This card features some Distress Oxide ink blending in the background, including the new Speckled Egg color! I adore the new color – its a stunning blue with unique gray, blue and green undertones. Completely different than all the the other blue colors in the Distress line. I paired the Speckled Egg with Abandoned Coral, Scattered Straw, and a bit of Bundled Sage.

Silhouetted behind the Etched Dragonfly dies, I stamped a scene from Simon’s Wildflowers stamp set using a combination of Seedless Preserves and Black Soot. Be sure to watch the video above to see exactly how I did it!


RESERVE Simon Says Clear Stamps…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps WILDFLOWERS…
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Simon Says Stamp NESTED CIRCLES Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock ASSORTED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad May…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Lawn Fawn LIQUID STARDUST Shimmer…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins ASSORTED…
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi MAKE ART…
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Set of 5 Rainbow Pack BLENDER BRUSHES
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM SSSVEL12
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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NEW 2020 Wagner Precision Heat Tool…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs ADHESIVE…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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I’m sure you are curious to see what everyone else is creating in today’s hop so your next stop is the talented, Nichol Spohr’s blog! Be sure to reference the entire hop list on the Simon Says Stamp blog.

During today’s and tomorrow’s blog hops, you can get a FREE pack of Rainbow Shattered Glass DecoFoil with any purchase! Just use the code HUGS4U at checkout.

Simon is also giving away a $25 gift card at every stop on the hop! Simply leave a comment here and at each stop along the way for a chance to win. Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog, Wednesday, the 3rd of June.

207 Responses

  1. Amy Cooley says:

    Wow, your card is gorgeous. I love the iridescent wings on the dragonflies.

  2. Andrea D. says:

    Your card is beautiful. I love dragonflies.

  3. Anushree Vaish says:

    Beautiful card and those dragonflies are just fabulous!!

  4. Subhashini S says:

    Love the choice of colors

  5. Gorgeous card, I love the colors, and those dragonflies are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  6. LaraineR says:

    Beautiful card! Love the dragonflies!

  7. Brenda Simpson says:

    Those dragonflies are magnificent!

  8. Dawn Kuechle says:

    OMG holographic dragon flys! I can see this in my future!

  9. Giselaine Ellison says:

    Beautiful card Nina-Marie. I am loving going through all the designers creations showcasing this wonderful SSS release.

  10. Sheila Bacon says:

    I truly love how you used the wildflowers and the Distress Inks to create such an eye-catching card. The dragonflies are an excellent addition as I love and collect dragonfly stamps and dies.

  11. Beautiful card! I love the background color combo!

  12. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! I absolutely love it! And the new release is so fantastic!

  13. Miche says:

    I am wanting to start using the distress oxide ink pads with blender brushes. The colors you used are beautiful. I love your dragon flies. They do look real!!

  14. Teri S. says:

    The dragonflies wings do look real with that stunning holographic paper Nina. I appreciate that great tip you gave using the DOx Wilted Violet, then Black Soot, then Wilted Violet again. It is gorgeous.

  15. Debby Green says:

    Beautiful card! Amazing background and those dragonflies are wonderful.

  16. Tracie Gambino says:

    I just discovered the distress oxide stamp pads, they really produce some amazing results! Your card is stunning!!

  17. Danyelle Dillon says:

    Your card is so pretty. I really love the dragonflies. The silver look on the wings is awesome!

  18. Lisascreativeniche says:

    This is stunning! I see a beautiful sunrise and I love the dragonflies!

  19. Danielle Loenneker says:

    Love the dragonflies on the beautiful background, thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Ellie Lee says:

    Nee to you and I’m a fan!

  21. Heather DePasquale says:

    Beautiful dragonflies. Love this release!

  22. Carol McCready says:

    Your card is gorgeous. I love those dragonflies.

  23. Beth R says:

    I love that steaming technique with the purple and the black, I am going to have to give that a try. Thank you

  24. Cheriese H says:

    Oooh the details in this card are stunning!

  25. Lisa Byers says:

    Your background is beautiful and I love your stunning dragonflies!!

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