Hello stamping friends! Today I wanted to share the second card I made for my team swaps this month. Our theme was “Critters” and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to use one of my favorite sets from the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog: Dragonfly Dreams. Not only is the stamp set beautiful, but the coordinating dies really complete the package. This was my second card I created for this month’s swap. You can see the other card by CLICKING HERE.
I paired up the dragonfly with the Bokeh Dots stamp set, also from the Annual Catalog. This set creates a subtle detailed background, which I find works really well with soft colors. Speaking of colors, I’m a little bit obsessed with this color combination. I have to admit, when I used it for THIS CARD not too long ago, I knew it I was going to be using it again really soon. So here we go! Aren’t these soft greens gorgeous together? Ahhhh….
I kept the layout pretty simple and added a bit of texture to the Mint Macaron layer using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. It’s not just for snowy backgrounds! I simply cut out there dragonfly from the dies, then spritzed it with a mixture of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol in a Stampin’ Spritzer. That added a fabulous pop of sparkle which is kind of tough to see in the photos. I also cut out another dragonfly in Vellum Cardstock to layer behind the detailed dragonfly to add another layer to his delicate wings. Finally some pearls and sequins for the final touches.
- Soft Sea Foam Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
- Mint Macaron Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/2”
- Whisper White Cardstock - 3” x 5-1/2”
- Whisper White Cardstock (inside of card) - 4” x 5-1/4”
Of course, no card is complete without a finished “inside.” I just kept the sentiment going from the front. Nothing complicated, because I didn’t think it needed anything more.
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