Stepping Up with the Dragonfly

It is time to step it up with the Dragonfly from Dragonfly Thinlits . Yesterday I posted on the Global Design Project a very simple dragonfly. Then I posted on Facebook a sympathy card that had a dragonfly for Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. You can see it at  The theme was anything that flies.  Today’s card is a little more elegant and carries the WOW Factor.  Yet it is simple to make.  I think what sets it off is the Designer Series paper and the So Detailed band.  You can make any project special by adding special details such as the Designer Series Paper, a band, or Speciality Paper like the Gold Foil.

Stampin’ Up! Birthday card made with Dragonfly Thinlits and designed by Demo Pamela Sadler. See more cards at #stampinkpinkrose #etsycardstrulyheart

Paper:  Notice how I used the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper and how I tied the colors together on the card. When you have multi-colored paper, see what colors you can bring out.  With the creams and a touch of yellow, it was easy to use the Gold Foil Speciality Paper. I used Crumb Cake Card stock for the base.

Stamp Set: I wanted highlight the single dragonfly in Dragonfly Dreams and easy way to use the Gold Foil. The words came from Best Birds Stamp Set.  I like these “happy birthday” words because of the font size and partial script.  To me it simple, but elegant when you use the mix writing.  If you used all print it would make it too casual.  Notice I used the flower from Falling From You stamp set around the 2″ Circle from Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer BundleBest Birds Photopolymer Stamp SetFalling for You Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Bundle:  This is a bundle set which means you will save 10%. However to me, the best part is the different uses because you have different sizes of dragonflies which add to the easy of cutting. If an item is easy to use, you will use it more.

Coloring:  The inks I used were Crushed Curry and Early Espresso Ink.  The Crushed Curry was used to stamp around the circle the flower from Falling from You stamp set.  By using Early Espresso you are staying in the teritiary colors which is between the primary and secondary colors. Remember we are using the Primary color of yellow. and brown comes from mixing Primary Colors.


Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Trimmer, Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, So Detailed Thinlits

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