Saturday, January 14, 2017

Dragonflies Birthday

01/18/2017: Top Three winner at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #194.

01/17/2017: Honorable Mention at The Water Cooler Wednesday Color Challenge #101.

In this morning's mail, I received a pretty card from Amy K (my Stampin' Up! demonstrator) made with the Dragonfly Bundle. I did not CASE the card but it provided just the inspiration I was looking for to make a challenge card.
I kept the card somewhat low profile to allow for mailing. The lattice was die cut and added to a base of white cardstock. One small panel of white cardstock was stamped with roses and leaves, the other with dragonflies and a sentiment. Both panels were backed with cardstock. One was adhered directly to the card base and the other was backed with foam tape for dimension and adhered.

In keeping with the sketch, a simple shape (scalloped oval) was die cut from a scrap of embossed cardstock. The dragonfly was stamped with black ink on white cardstock, colored
with Copics then die cut. The wings were covered with clear Wink of Stella and the Body was lightly coated with Glossy Accents.  Three sequins and a strip across the bottom were added.

The inside of the card was decorated with stamped roses and leaves and a small dragonfly. A birthday sentiment was also added.

This card is being submitted to:

1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #194

2.  Water Cooler Wednesday Color Challenge #101 (Used Island Indigo as a substitute for Bermuda Bay.)

3.  Crafty Creations #332
    (Anything Goes)

4. Happy Little Stampers January Die Challenge
    (Anything Goes)

Techniques: Stamping, coloring, dry embossing, die cutting, stamping off
Size: A2

Stampin' Up! Materials
Stamp: "Dragonfly Dreams"
Inks: So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum, Island Indigo (sub for Bermuda Bay)
Cardstock: Whisper White, So Saffron, Island Indigo (sub for Bermuda Bay)
Die: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits
Misc.: Dimensionals foam

Other Materials
Stamps: Tapestry Peg Stamps "Rose Trio" & Stampability Small Dragonfly (yard sale)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copic markers
Die: Spellbinders Basic Lattice
Misc.: Darice EF, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Glossy Accents, ZIG Wink of Stella (clear)


  1. How pretty Melanie! Love those soft colors on the background and your die cuts are fantastic! Great card! :)

  2. Oh my Melanie, this is such a delightfully pretty card. I love the lattice and the dragonflies are such a perfect blend of stamped colour and 3-D. Beautifully crafted, glad your demo inspired you with her card! Happy Stamping and thanks for joining us this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Colour Challenge.

  3. Wow Mel, I really love this card...your panels of personalized stamped design papers and colors, and the coloring of your dragonfly is everything about it. Glad to see you back on AHSC and looking forward to more frequent entries from're always so inspiring. And don't let those CTMH colors scare you since you have most of them and don't let Brother stand

  4. Awesome random stamped panels!! Thank you so much for joining us at AHSC this week.

  5. Very pretty, the colouring on the dragon fly is awesome! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  6. Beautiful card, Melanie. The layering and the coloring really enhance this dragonfly image!

  7. Your dragonfly is just gorgeous! And it shows up beautifully against the stamped backgrounds. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  8. Wow, Melanie, what a gorgeous card you've created using the colours in Jean's Colour Challenge! Love those dragonflies, of course, but the diagonals in the background as well as the varied textures really make the card unique. You'd think with so much going on, it would be too busy but that is not the result at all. You've managed a happy, wonderfully crafted card which anyone would be lucky to receive. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  9. Beautiful card...Love the layers and colors are so refreshing..Thank you so much for playing with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Hugs xx Deepti

  10. So very beautiful! It's been way too long since I've been here! Catching up. Il be back! Thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic hearts!

  11. very pretty card, love all the elements you used and yet kept it flat - sometimes hard to do
    thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers

    Barb Housner (DT)