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:

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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: