Sunday, November 20, 2011

Elegant sparkle card

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.
How I made this:
*  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: (Happy Birthday Sweet Stampin'!)


  1. Oh this is just gorgeous! So stylish and perfect for someone who doesn't want something too flowery. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  2. What a beautifully elegant card. Definitely not too flowery!

    Thank you for joining in the birthday celebrations at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan xx

  3. Beautiful card! nice d/p and dragonfly. TFS with us at 2SC.
    Zulma DT

  4. This is beautiful, especially the dragonfly. I saw it on Sweet Stampin'. Jean x

  5. Yes this is very elegant and beautiful. .. love the gold touches. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week with our birthday celebrations. Good Luck xx


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