Jan 22 2014

LaBlanche Dragonfly Dreams – by Deb Saaranen

Deb’s card today is an absolute breath of fresh air — something so welcome on this very cold winter day here in Upper Michigan! You can almost see the dragonfly wanting to take flight here. Deb colored them lightly with her Copic markers and Spica pens for that bit of sparkle — stunning and so realistic! The stamp used is by LaBlanche, known for their highly detailed images. If you haven’t used a LaBlanche stamp before, I think you’d like them. They are silicone stamps on thick white foam. Very lightweight, easy to handle and clean, and the images they create are just beautiful! Their designs tend towards vintage and nature themes. Let’s look at Deb’s card:


Isn’t this gorgeous! I love all the white space with the fabulous texture.

You can find Deb’s post on her bog here.

Deb used:

Stamps: Dragonflies by LaBlanche

Paper: Secret Garden 6×6 Patterns and Solids by Graphic 45

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black – colored with Copic Markers and Spica Pens

Embossing Folder: Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Enchanted

Ribbon: Prima Wave Trim; May Arts Burlap String – Ivory

Adhesives: Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue; 3D Foam Squares


Dragonflies by LaBlanche – two separate stamps are included in this set

Find all stamps in stock by LaBlanche here.

Spellbinders M-Bossabilities – Enchanted double sided folder

Find all embossing folders by Spellbinders hereall currently reduced!


Secret Garden by Graphic 45

Deb used the 6×6 pad on the left for today’s project.

Find the entire Secret Garden Collection in stock here.

PLEASE NOTE: Several of the Graphic 45 Collections we stock are being retired by Graphic 45, so once sold out, they are gone for good. These are beautiful collections that we are so sad to see go — you can find them here. Again, once sold out they are no longer available:

Secret Garden

French Country

Bird Song

A Place in Time

Steampunk Spellsreduced!

Twelve Days of Christmasreduced!


Prima Wave Trim

This is the trim Deb used on her card today – it was a perfect choice.

Find many more fun Trims by Prima here.

Find more trims by a variety of manufacturers here.

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.



Find products in our Valentine/Wedding category here.

Find Valentine Ribbon Samplers on this post.

Find a variety of paper pads for Valentines on this post.

And our Christmas Sale is still in effect!

Our Daily Specials is always a fun place to check out, as are the Sale Bins.

Spellbinders products remain on sale: Spellbinders dies. Spellbinders embossing folders.

You can find select dies under Daily Specials where the savings are even greater!

And be sure to scroll down for some beautiful inspiration from our very talented Design Team!

Did you see the video tutorial Darsie created for us? Very inspirational! Definitely worth the 4 minutes!



Thank you so much for stopping in again today. MUCH appreciated!

Wishing you a wonderful day today. It’s still very cold. Bundle up and stay warm!

Well see you all real soon!



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