Occasionally I end up with a mess on my crafting table (okay, not just occasionally, any time I’m in the room!!). Invariably the mess contains leftover pieces of card stock or pieces that were cut or die cut and then cast aside. And sometimes those pieces catch my eye and I start playing and end up with an acceptable card. Such was the case with this card which I am sharing with you today. It features the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits from the 2017 Occasions Catalog by Stampin’ Up!
Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Card…the details
The colors I used are Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.
I cut two sets of dragonflies in Early Espresso and Very Vanilla, off-setting the two colors before popping them up on the brick wall background. It takes some very tiny pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals to accomplish that task!
The dragonflies are brushed lightly with my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
The accent hearts are punched from my favorite go-to punch, Confetti Hearts Border Punch, which I use so much I think I’d be lost without it!
Detailed Dragonfly with Puzzle-Pieced Background Technique
I cut this large detailed dragonfly from a panel that had been sponged with So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. I then cut out a black dragonfly, snipped off the wings and glued the black body to the sponged dragonfly. All of this was accomplished with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits from the Stampin’ Up 2017 Occasions Catalog.
The puzzle-pieced background technique…
The multi-colored background was made by layering three different panels (all 4″X 5.25″) together and cutting them at the same time. To do this puzzle technique, you’ll want to number the corners 1,2,3 & 4 on the backside of each panel before cutting them. Layer them with the numbers in the same positions before cutting. When you end up with 4 pieces of each color, it gets mighty confusing to piece them back together. To do so, you’ll use one corner labeled #1, one of #2, and so on. I hope that makes sense!
I glued my puzzle panels onto a black panel 4″ x 5.25″ before embossing them with the Hexagon Dynamics embossing folder.
The olive hexagon was made using the Window Box Thinlit and is layered over a piece of black glimmer paper. “For you” was cut with a die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit set. I added a little sparkle to the dragonfly with my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
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I hope you like my card!