The dragonfly. Did you know the dragonfly has been around for about 300 million years and can fly in any direction including sideways and backwards? Intrigued by these seemingly harmless (to humans) creatures, I decided to use a similar card format from my last post and create one incorporating a dragonfly.
I used Very Vanilla cardstock for the card base and matt. Using a sponge dauber I applied Early Espresso ink around the edges of the card matt. I then layered a piece of Early Espresso cardstock on the matt, leaving a small amount of space from the top and bottom.
I then adhered a piece of lemon lime twist coloured paper from the Fresh Florals DSP, leaving a small border of the Early Espresso cardstock at the top and bottom.
Once again I added a smaller piece of Early Espresso cardstock to create a border to highlight the centre panel.
On left side of the centre panel (Very Vanilla cardstock) I stamped a background collage in Early Espresso ink from the Butterfly Basics and Timeless Textures stamp sets and stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful You stamp set on the right side. Used a sponge dauber to apply Early Espresso ink around the edges.
Using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and my Bigshot, I cut out two dragonflies, one from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock the other from Early Espresso cardstock.
At this stage I wasn’t sure which dragonfly to use on the card front, so decided to use them both. I glued them together slightly offsetting them to create a ‘shadow’ effect and attached them over the stamped collage. I also used Clear Wink of Stella over the dragonfly to add some shimmer.
The sentiment inside the card reads, “Happy Birthday, gorgeous” from the Beautiful You stamp set.
In keeping with the design, I stamped a dragonfly inside the card along with the ‘splotches’ stamp from Timeless Textures as well as on the front of the envelope.
- Very Vanilla: 29.5cm x 10.5cm, scored at 15cm (11⅝” x 4⅛”, scored at 5⅞”)
14cm x 9.5cm (5½” x 3¾”)
14cm x 5.5cm (5½” x 2⅛”)
- Early Espresso: 14cm x 8.3cm (5½” x 3¼”)
14cm x 5.7cm (5½” x 2¼”)
- Fresh Florals DSP: 14cm x 7.5cm (5½” x 3”)
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