Purple Dragonfly Birthday Card

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Purple Dragonfly Birthday Card| Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I've had this stamp and die bundle for a couple of months now. It was by far the favorite item in this year's Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog. I haven't made the time to use the bundle yet so decided that I would use it exclusively for my March birthday cards. The challenge is that though one birthday is my mother-in law, easy, the second is my father-in-law which will be a bigger challenge as he is into motorcycles and street rods. So today my mom and I spent the day crafting together and I was able to finish both of them.

I stamped the detailed image first, then used shaded lilac on the outer edges with dusty concord inside on the shadow step stamp (its solid to fill in the wing color. I also then used the solid body stamp with Memento London Fog grey. I shaped the wings and added clear Wink of Stella. I then die cut a solid dragonfly usign the lavender sheen paper.

I wanted to make the lower sentiment area fancy. I don't normally do fancy Sentiments. I had access to my fancy dies which I store at my mom's and I chose a border die. I inset it into the glimmery light lavendar background and carefully replaced all of the little pieces so that the edge has a flat look.

Over the top of that I cut a fancy shaped white label (Spellbinders). Stamped a happy birthday in dusty concord using one of my mom's sentiments because I forgot to bring any sentiments, and I used two purple handmade enamel dots for brads on either side of the sentiment. The purple ribbon is from Michaels and is adhesive backed.

I used some cute sequins to fill the empty space. In the end I decided to cut the small group of dragonflies to have them flying off the card. I cut the background out using the full A2 size stitched rectangle die from Gina Marie.

I did have to fussy cut the detailed dragonfly, I am not fond of so much white around the edge. You will get a white edge with this die set.

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That dragonfly is gorgeous and so is your card!  What a beautiful birthday card!  Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Challenges!

That dragonfly is gorgeous and so is your card!  Such a beautiful birthday card!  Thanks for sharing with us at DL.ART Challentges

Lovely card, the dragonflies are fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Beautiful card.  I love the way you mounted the dragonfly over the cut out square.  The spotted background is gorgeous.  Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge



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