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

 

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