Saturday, April 5, 2014

MC Apr/14 - Digi Dragonfly - HB


I recently acquired a digi Dragonfly image from Squigglefly which I separated from the background then finally got around to using my print & cut feature on my Cameo... I guess I'll be using that feature quite a bit now... Now all I have to do is figure out how to use it in my SCAL software which is my preferred software.

Also picked up a bunch of new cardstock at warehouse prices from my local craft store, so thought I'd give some of it a use...

Side folded my base to create a 5"w x 7"h card. The decorative piece is something I made a while back on watercolor paper, spraying and misting all kinds of colors and sprinkling sea salt on it and setting it aside to dry naturally. That allows all the stuff to do wonderful things. Layered it on to another of the cardstock (mango) which I trimmed down using my "Perfect Layers" ruler set (they work really well). Adhered to card.

Adhered a piece of glittered ribbon on the left side, then topped it with a die cut - Tim's "Courtyard" from black cardstock which was then inked with Perfect Medium and embossed with a sprinkling of black and some "Midnight Gold Obsidian" then heat set. I cut down the design to only have one strip.

Stamped the word "Dragonfly" (Quietfire Design) using a Versafine "Toffee" pad and embossing with "Queen's Gold" embossing powder then shadow outlining the word with a fine tipped micron pen.

As I mentioned the dragonfly was taken out of the background and then manipulated in the Studio software, printed and cut. I then painted with various colors of glitter using a Quickie Glue pen, some Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter, Distress Glitter & Premium Glitter. The body I adhered brown flocking and added mini black rhinestones for the eyes. Adhered to card with 3D black foam squares.

On the inside stamped the "Happy Birthday" (Quietfire Design) with the toffee and embossed with white embossing powder. Stamped the two sizes of dragonflies (Quietfire Design) with Versafine "Black Onyx" and embossed with Pearl Lustre embossing powder.

I think it turned out as a good guy birthday card.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
The Crafting Cafe Monthly April  for a guy
MIM Challenge  #138 for a guy
Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge  birthday
Lil Red Wagon  #231 for a guy
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  birthday
Cute Card Thursday  #315 for a guy
Crafty Calendar Challenge  Monthly April  Things with wings
All Sorts Challenge  #253  no flowers
Catch the Bug  anything goes
My Time to Craft  #242 wildlife



16 comments:

JanR said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Elizabeth said...

What a very eye-catching card and the dragonfly is so striking! Love, too, your decorative piece - very effective. Elizabeth xx

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Yogi- the background is incredible! Your card is so creative and wonderful. Just amazing!

Ann said...

This is gorgeous! Love the dragonfly on all of those beautiful layers...thank you for sharing it with us at My time To Craft!

Marlene Atkinson said...

A lovely card. Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge this month. Marlene DT

deesdesigns said...

Love all of the detail you added to your card - it's those little things that make it a work of art. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us during our Catch the Bug's Anything Goes challenge - Dee

Holly Eastabrook said...

Beautiful Yogi- love dragonflies! Great details too.

Jingle said...

This is very pretty! I like how you stamped the inside of your card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Lou said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing it with us over at The Crafting Café.

Leslie Miller said...

Goodness, this is beautiful, Yogi! I love the dragonfly, and with the background you created it makes a wonderful card.

XxJULESxX said...

Just gorgeous! i am now a follower

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great card Yogi, I love that background!
Thanks for sharing at The Crafting Cafe in our One For The Boys challenge this month!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

THE BLUEBERRY BEAR said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo Stamps for our ANYTHING GOES challenge. Good luck in the draw!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
BUGABOO DT

Min said...

Fabulous project! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our new Challenge that starts TODAY!!!! We hope you’ll join the fun!!!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

Amanda Curtin said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe, Amanda

Jo said...

Beautiful card, that background is just amazing & the dragonfly stunning! Thanks for joining our Things with Wings over at Crafty Calendar this time & good luck!
hugs Jo x