I am very excited to introduce to you a brand-new challenge blog: Paper Dragonfly. I happened upon it when I was browsing Paper Playful. It is all about dragonflies and run by a gal named Cat....so you know it is going to be a great challenge blog!! Purr..purr! lol...
Side Note: Do any of the rest of you visit Paper Playful? I certainly appreciate the kind ladies that give of their time to keep us informed and up-to-date on the current challenges. Be sure to comment on their posts every so often to give them a thank you!!Now....I have to be honest. I am not really into dragonflies. I am not into bugs or crawlies of any sort. You might say that dragonflies are not crawlies....and that is correct, but they ARE bugs!! 😨 But even I have to admit that dragonflies are quite intriguing with their beautiful iridescence and the way they zoom around. Best thing about them, though, is that they are mighty predators of things like mosquitoes! So I have a respect and grudging admiration for their place in my yard and garden.....same as I do for yellow jackets! Ha!
That said....I have a lovely dragonfly die lying unused in my stash that was part of a prize given to me by Mrs. A over at the Butterfly Challenge. (THANKS, Mrs.A!!) When I saw this new challenge, I thought that I definitely needed to use it.
The Paper Dragonfly Challenge #1 theme is Winter Dragonfly. Well, anyone with even half the winter we usually get here knows that dragonflies don't fly around in the snow!!!! SO WHAT! lol.... Cards do not have to reflect reality. So I put the biologist part of me in a different part of the house and got to work with a winter-themed dragonfly card. I made two of them and the one that I am showing you first is actually the second one....because I think I like it a tiny bit better than the first one. But I ended up loving them both.
This one ended up looking slightly Valentine-ish with the die cut row of hearts. I used the debossed side of a snowflake embossing folder and a single die-cut snowflake along with my dragonfly cut from some wildly sparkly iridescent cardstock!!
Now here is the second one............
Same colors, but even more shimmer with three dragonflies. I sanded the snowflake embossing just slightly to add a tiny bit of contrast....but you can't see it. lol.... I also added some sparkly gel pen to the centers of the embossed snowflakes. I used gray card bases for a soft winter snowy sky look. Which do you like better?
Supplies used include:
Tonic Studios - Rococo Delicate Dragonfly die
Darice - Snowflakes embossing folder
Inspired by Stamping - Graceful Hydrangea stamp set (retired)
Simon Says Stamp - Studio Katia "Fresh Bunch" stamp set (retired)
Versafine Ink in Smokey Gray
Hope you liked my cards. And I really, really hope you will join us over at the Paper Dragonfly Challenge - Winter Dragonfly. Let's support this new challenge as much as we can!! ❤
Stay safe and warm....and watch out for dragonflies flying around in the snow!! 😉
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Paper Dragonfly Challenge #1 - Winter Dragonfly
2. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #525 -526
3. DL.ART January Linky Party
4. Ally's Angels challenge #54 - AG
5. Double Trouble Challenge #100 - Warm & Cozy Layer Up (I used Thing 1: Layers)
6. All Sorts Week #659 - Add a Heart
7. NBUS Challenge #34 - Use NBUS (my dragonfly was NBUS)