Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Just for You - Dragonflies

10/7/2015 Update: This card won Top Three in the AHSC Challenge #127.
A friend of mine is scheduled for some lengthy and painful dental surgery this week so I made this card for her, using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 127 for inspiration. I also decided to enter the Can You Case It? Challenge #88 because I wanted the opportunity to make a card using a variety of papers - there are four different prints on this card.

I found a 6" x 6" pad of paper in my stash that featured my friend's favorite color - purple. She likes all hues in the blue-red family. I also liked the turquoise spots on the wings of the dragonflies so used Island Indigo to highlight those spots of color and to create contrast.

Several panels of coordinating paper were layered on the Island Indigo card base. The banners were cut from vellum then sponged along the edges for definition. They were attached at the top and then die cut flowers backed with Dimensionals were
adhered. The sentiment was stamped in Island Indigo ink and adhered with a glue dot. The gems were added to the flowers and sentiment banner. The inside was lined with a panel of Whisper White cardstock and two die cut flowers.

For some stamping and design ideas, visit the AHSC and CYCI challenge blogs!

Techniques: Stamping, die cutting, sponging
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings stamp set (sentiment)
Ink: Stampin' Up! Island Indigo
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Island Indigo, Whisper White, white vellum
DSP: Journeys by dcg studios
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs Perky Posies
Misc.: Dimensionals, gems from stash


  1. What a lucky friend! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  2. Hello Melanie! I love how you decorated the inside and outside of this card! So thoughtful of you to create this card for your friend. Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It! Dawn

  3. Awesome card Melanie! Love the colors and the little dragon flies. Great use of the vellum for the banners and your sentiment! :)

  4. Melanie, Wow... I totally adore your card! Thanks for joining CYCI :) Eva

  5. Another awesome the combination of purples used.

  6. Mel, very pretty.. love the vellum banners that allow the pretty papers beneath to show through...

  7. I agree with Lisa, great Idea for vellum banners! Your cards are always beautiful!

  8. Love it, I love vellum, don't use it much but I love the look of it and I love how you used it for banners. I also really love the colours in the papers! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  9. Love the colors and the creative use of vellum! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    DT member AHSC

  10. So pretty - love your vellum banners! Thanks for playing along at AHSC!