CASE the Catty Day 3: A Lovely Friend Dragonfly Card

My card today is doing double duty as my Case the Catty Day 3 card, as well as my team Facebook hop project for later tonight!  It’s based on a sample on page 42 in the Annual Catalog.  For my card, I kept the colors and layout very similar to the original – I just switched up the stamps and made a full sized card rather than a mini note card as shown in the picture!  You can see the picture of the original card below.  The one I CASE’d is the third one:

For my version of this card, I used the Swirly Frames and Touches of Textures stamp sets, as well as the Stitched All Around Bundle.  I’ve had a ton of dragonflies in my yard this summer!  So when I decided to CASE this card, I knew exactly what I was going to change the bird to!  The main color on this card is Balmy Blue.  I stamped the dragonfly in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  Unfortunately, Balmy Blue is not a color that has been released in the blends yet, so I went with what was closest, which is Pool Party.  I also went over the dragonfly once it was colored with Wink of Stella.  I love the little extra touch of shimmer!  Here’s a close up:

When I stamped the background of this card, I first used an Aqua Painter to spatter some of the Balmy Blue ink across the background.  Once that dried, I stamped the circles.  I used the Triple Banner Punch to cut a banner piece.  It’s worth noting that you should cut your banner strip 1/2 inch longer than what you want your final banner to be, as that is how much the punch takes off the end!  So, if you want your banner to be 4 inches long, you should start with a 4-1/2 inch piece!  The sentiment is in two parts, and both were made with the Stitched All Around Bundle.  The lovely and friends are both stamps from the set.  The lovely was stamped on the banner and then the friend was stamped on a separate piece of white.  I then cut it out with one of the dies from the bundle and layered them.  I like the little extra detail using the die adds to this card!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Thick Whisper White card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Balmy Blue middle layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches

Whisper White top layer:  3-1/4 x 4-3/4 inches

Balmy Blue banner piece:  3/4 x 4-5/8 inches

Dragonfly circle piece: 1-3/4 inches in diameter

 

Thanks for checking in today (or, in some cases, RE-checking in)!  I hope you like this card!  If you would like to check out our Facebook hop for August, you can check back here tonight after 8:00 PM Eastern Time.  You can start with my page and just click the links as you go to get through each page.  Once you get back to my page, you will have seen all the projects!  There are 15 of us participating tonight, so there are sure to be some great projects to see!  To get to my Facebook page, please click HERE.  Feel free to like our pages as you go as well!  😉

Hope to see you back soon!

Nicolle

 

Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Card…with a (Peppermint) Twist

Last week, I read a blog post about a card that was scented with essential oils.  I was completely intrigued, so I decided to give it a try myself!  The key is to mix the essential oil with embossing paste.  For this card, I decided to use peppermint essential oil.  I added one drop of the oil to 1/2 tablespoon of the embossing paste and mixed well before applying it to the card.  It smells so good!

This card uses a mix of products from the annual catalog, both new and returning.  The dragonfly was made using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and there are also some vellum leaves made with the Leaf Punch.  Both of these items are returning favorites from previous catalogs!  New products include the Colored Doilies (I used the white side), the Rooted in Nature stamp set for the sentiment, and the upcoming Stitched Seasons Thinlits dies for the light green leaves (available August 1st).

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Thick Whisper White card stock base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Basic Black middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Balmy Blue top layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Basic Black circle behind dragonfly: 2-1/4 inches in diameter

Sparkle Glimmer Paper dragonfly:  3-1/4 x 2-1/4 inches

Whisper White sentiment circle: 1-3/8 inches

Vellum leaves:  1-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches

Soft Sea Foam Leaves:  2 x 3/4 inches

 

The card was embellished with some Whisper White 1/8 inch sheer ribbon and a few iridescent sequins.  The scent definitely adds something different!  (Although I couldn’t help but want to eat it at one point!  LOL!)   If you have any questions about how this card was made, please let me know!

Thanks for checking in today!

Nicolle

 

Dragonfly Dreams Meets Share What You Love

This gorgeous card was one of the cards I made on Saturday in Maine!  It was designed by my friend and fellow demonstrator, Sherri Everett!  She held a card buffet where you could go and make as many cards as you wanted, and it was so much fun!  It ended up taking me almost five hours to get there, so I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked, but I still got to make six full cards, and I took four kits home to make with supplies I have at home.  Sherri’s designs are really beautiful!  This was the first one that caught my eye, as green is my favorite color, and there are multiple shades of green on this card. Plus I LOVE dragonflies, so this was one I definitely needed to make!

This card features the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, as well as the NEW Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper!  Layering Circles Framelits were used to cut the circle with the dragonfly, as well as the scalloped piece behind it.  It’s embellished with Burlap Ribbon, as well as some Linen Thread, and the sentiment piece was trimmed with Paper Snips, but the Triple Banner Punch could be used as well!

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Thick Whisper White card stock base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 and folded in half)

Tranquil Tide middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

DSP top layer:  3-3/4 x 5 inches

Whisper White circle:  2-11/16 inches in diameter

Tranquil Tide scalloped circle:  2-13/16 inches in diameter

Burlap Ribbon piece:  3-1/2 inches

Old Olive banner/sentiment piece:  3 x 1/2 inches

 

One thing I really love about the Designer Series Paper that Sherri used for this card, is that some of the designs have beautiful, iridescent accents!  This design is one of them, and I tried to get some good pictures of the accents, but it’s hard to see.  All of the largest flowers on this design have the iridescent finish, and they are so pretty in person!  It adds such a nice touch to this card!

I have many more cards that I made on my trip, and I will share them with you hopefully over the next few weeks!

Thanks for visiting today!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Nicolle

 

Flourishes and Dragonflies All Occasion Card

This weekend, I wanted to make some cards with colors I rarely use.  I have my favorite colors, but Stampin’ Up! has such a huge, gorgeous color palette, that I really need to start using some of the other colors more often!  For this card I decided to use Tempting Turquoise as the main color, and added some silver accents to make it pop!  The flourish comes from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, and the sentiment comes from the Barn Door set.  I also cut a dragonfly from Silver Glimmer Paper using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, and finished it off with Silver 3/8 Inch Metallic-Edge Ribbon!

The measurements for this card are as follows:

Thick Whisper White cardstock base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Tempting Turquoise middle layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches

Whisper White top layer:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

The dragonfly was cut from a series of five dragonflies that are all actually part of one die.  I only cut the top two and then trimmed one using Paper Snips.  I chose to do it in silver in order to match the silver on the edge of the metallic ribbon.  Plus, I wanted to give the card some extra shine!  Here’s a peek at the full Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits set:

Don’t forget, there’s still time to shop during Sale-a-Bration and earn free items and extra Stampin’ Rewards!  But it all ends March 31st, so grab those freebies while you can!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

 

Bold and Bright Dragonfly Birthday Card

This week I will be featuring some of the cards that I made with my World Cardmaking Day event guests!  Most of the cards were already made and posted on my blog and Facebook page over the past couple of months.  But I did come up with a few new ones just for the occasion!  This first one was hands down the most popular card at my event.  Pretty much everyone who attended made at least one of these!  It was actually one of the more simple cards to make too!  It features a silver dragonfly, set against a background of bold blocks of color, and finished with a soft, shimmery, Pool Party ribbon and knot.  The layer behind the dragonfly was embossed using the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for a little extra added detail.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

The color combo for this card was chosen from one I found on Pinterest that I’ve been wanting to try for awhile!  I added the silver myself, but here are all of the colors that were used (besides the silver):

I do tend to gravitate toward neutrals and subtles, but every once in awhile I want to experiment with other colors! I love, love , LOVE these colors together, and I love how the silver adds just a bit of contrast and shine to this card as well!

I hope you like this card as much as I do! Thanks for checking in today!

Nicolle

For a complete list of all of the products used on this card, please see below: