Thursday, January 19, 2017

Dragonfly All Occasion

01/23/2017 Update: Emerald Award Winner at the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #226!

Isn't it peculiar how we enjoy putting insects like bees, ladybugs, butterflies, dragonflies, etc. on our cards? This is my second dragonfly card this week. I decided to participate in a color challenge and I needed to meet the deadline so used the stamp that was on my desk.

A panel of cardstock was scored diagonally every 3/4". The scores were folded and sponged. A die cut flourish was adhered and coated with Glossy Accents. Using a vent die with a scrap of black cardstock, the vertical design was cut and backed with white cardstock and foam for dimension. It was adhered over the flourish. The dragonfly was stamped, colored and die cut, then adhered with foam tape. On a card base of white, another vent die cut, but in white, backed with black, was added. The other layers were added. The inside was decorated with a dragonfly stamp. No sentiment has been added.

The card is being submitted to:

Color My Heart: Color Dare Challenge #226

Techniques: Stamping, die cutting, sponging, pillow top
Size: A2

CTMH Materials
Inks: Glacier
Cardstock: Glacier

Stampin' Up! Materials
Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Island Indigo (sub for Peacock)
Die: Dragonfly Thinlits
Misc.: Dimensionals foam

Other Materials
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Dies: MFT Die-namics Flourish, Simon Says Stamp Air Vent
Misc.: Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella (clear)


  1. So glad to see you back with us at Color Dare this week. I love that dragonfly so glad it was sitting on your work bench...beautiful card and like your background technique and your glassy accent on your flourish.

  2. Love the glossy accent on your flourish. Happy to see you back at the Color Dare!

  3. Love that flourish and the glossy accent over it sets it apart so nicely. I'm not usually a fan of dragonflies but that one is a beauty! The use of the black really pulls out the glacier colour in your design. Great card for this week's Colour Dare challenge - thanks for joining us!

  4. Simply stunning! Your dragonfly is just beautiful and your background turned out perfectly! Love it! :)

  5. Stunning card! Love how you added the glossy accents to the scroll. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  6. Fabulous card, Melanie! I love that particular dragonfly image and that beautiful swirl flourish behind it. Thanks for taking the Color Dare challenge this week--so glad to see you sharing your art with us again!
    :) Marie

  7. It is interesting how we use insects on our cards. They can be so beautiful though, like your dragonfly. The flourish backs it perfectly!