Tuesday, 8 May 2012

A dragonfly card

Many of my crafty friends will know that dragonflies are my favourite theme. I must have about 20 different dragonfly stamps, in various styles and sizes, so when I saw a card using one of my favourites in Making Cards magazine a few months ago, I kept the article in my "must try" foder and eventually got around to making it a few weeks ago.

The card was designed by the very talented Dee Paramour and while I used her measurements for the "engineering" side of things, I created my own background paper from a free download I picked up about 10 years ago and used my own stamps for the rest of the card. So it's a "based on an idea by..." card, and now I've made the mechanism once, I'll feel confident to choose designs and colours of my own next time.

The dragonfly is stamped and embossed directly on to the background card then coloured in, and the flowers are stamped on to a scrap of gingham patterned card then mounted with foam pads to give some depth.  The card is a standard easel card.

But this is where Dee's clever engineering comes into play - pull the ribbon at the top and look what happens!

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