I created this card for a friend's sister-in-law. She asked for a card that wasn't too flowery so I stuck to a slightly leafy theme.
* On a piece of white cardstock place the oval die that you will use to cut out your focal panel. With a pencil, ligthly draw along the inside of it to mark more or less where the die cut will cut the oval.
* I used one of the small branches from GinaK Designs' The Vine set to stamp inside the penciled oval. I used one of the olive-colored inks from my Colorbox (Coffee House).
* The sentiment (GKD, Whimsical Wishes) was stamped in a slightly darker colour from the same stack.
* The branches' leaves were traced over with Sakura Stardust pen (you can see this slightly on the left-hand side branches, but they all have it).
* Cut out the oval area and emboss the edge. Shade with Antique Linen (Tim Holtz) while still in the die so you get the nice white border.
* Stamp the dragonfly with the darker green olive colour on white cardstock. Cut it out and then line it with gold Stickles. Let dry thoroughly!
* Cut the scalloped oval from dark green cardstock and mount your focal oval on to it.
* The DP in the background is from Basic Grey (I think - I'll check :D)
* Glue the DP to a mat panel the same colour as the scalloped oval.
* Add a neutral ribbon around this panel.
* Glue the oval panel in place, slightly to the right.
* Tie a small piece of the ribbon to the right of the panel.
* Glue the whole completed panel to the front of your card base.
* Now finish by glueing the body part of the dragonfly in place, slightly lifting the wings up.
This card is an entry for:
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/2nd-birthday.html (Happy Birthday Sweet Stampin'!)