Sunday, July 30, 2017

Dragonfly at Rest Birthday Card

The Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits have been one of my favorite die sets over the last few months.  I love the variety of ways that you can use them.

This is a simple card that is very relaxing to make. I created it for a swap and liked it so much that I made more of this design as thank you cards for some of my customers and a couple more for birthday cards.
As it usually goes, I kept the one with a crooked sentiment for my sample! I should have taken a photo of one that was straight before mailing them all out.

  • The base is Basic Black cut at 4 1/4" x 11' and scored at 5 1/2"
  • The Berry Bliss layer is 4" x 5 1'4" and was embossed with the Big Shot using the Seaside embossing folder.  I chose to use it on the card with the raised side of the paper adhered to the basic black base. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the Berry Bliss layer to the card base.
  • Whisper White cardstock was run through the Big Shot using the largest of the Lots of Labels Thinlits.
  • Leaves from the Butterfly Basics stamp set are stamped in Old Olive on the white panel.
  • The Happy Birthday sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set is stamped in Berry Bliss. (There are wonderful sentiments in this stamp set!)
  • The dragonfly was cut out of Berry Bliss cardstock using the smaller single dragonfly thinlit from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits set.
  • Using sponge daubers, I added Fresh Fig ink to the body of the dragonfly and the tips of it's wings. Wink of Stella was brushed on the wings to give it a bit of sparkle.  I used glue dots to attach the body of the dragonfly to the whisper white panel so it is resting on the leaves.
  • A couple of Basic Rhinestone Jewels finished off the front card panel.
  • The stamped card piece was attached to the main card using Stampin' Dimensionals to add a bit more dimension.

I hope you like the card as much as I enjoyed making it!

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Product List
Big Shot
Glue Dots

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