Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Dragonfly and Roses

Linda mentioned in one of her comments recently where do my ideas come from.  Well I if it comes from Pinterest or a blog I share the link with you, but mostly I am thinking of the person it is going to and I start looking through my supplies and when I come across a stamp, paper or die that I think would work for them it just goes from there.  That is how this card came about.  I found these acetate sheets that I had bought at the Scrapbook convention a few years ago and I hadn't used any from this set. They are images printed on Acetate and at the convention they showed putting glitter behind them and they were all so pretty.  You can see the set this one came from HERE.


Since there was roses in the image I decided to go with rose paper for my background, now how to frame it?  I decided to go fancy and that led me to this die, which I cut out of metallic paper to go along with the dragonfly, it needed something else so that is when the ribbon and tag came along.

Here is a close up of the shimmer with the glitter I added to the backside of the acetate.



Since the acetate is clear I needed some light behind before I added it to the green die cut frame so I ran the acetate image through my Xyron sticker machine to mount it onto some white cardstock.

Stamp on it -- Vintage Hues Dragon fly squares Acetate sheets
Damask Rose paper from Cardmaking and papercraft magazine
Elizabeth craft designs -- Diamond glitter
Spellbinders -- Classic square and marvelous squares dies
Our Daily Bread designs-- Mini tag sentiments stamp and die
Martha Stewart -- seam binding
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Wishing you a day filled with roses and dragonflies :)
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving comments to let me know you did,

Connie

22 comments:

Cheryl said...

Whoa... that is perfect! I have dragon flys that swoop down over my pool hourly. I swear they dive bomb me to make me squeal lol

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

LOVE the floral background and the dragon fly!!! Lovely!
Thanks for visiting again!
Hugs,
Deb

Darlene said...

Well aren't you the clever one!!! LOL! This is GORGEOUS roses & dragonfly creation (never thought I'd use gorgeous & dragonfly in the same sentence ... don't like those things, lol)! The color/texture of your frame matches perfectly with the dragonfly and the roses background paper was totally the right choice! Just fabulous Connie! I'm sure it will bring smiles!! Have a great day and stay cool!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, this is gorgeous! We have lots of dragonflies here in South Florida, and they come up in droves (yes, lots of them flying all around!) when it's especially hot and humid! You've truly captured the sparkle and iridescence of them, and I love the DP you've used along with the die! And I love the ribbon with the tag added by a pin. Beautifully done, sweet friend! You are amazing! Hugs!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, WOW what a beauty this card is. Love the roses with the dragon fly and charm added. Just fabulous!!
Have a great rest of the week and stay cool! xo

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

This is a very pretty vintage looking card. The roses and dragonfly go great together.

Lowcarb team member said...

What a gorgeous card the roses are perfect, the colours too!

All the best Jan

Janice said...

A very pretty card, with such an elegant frame. Love the pink and green together.

Oliva Ohlson said...

Beautiful card Connie! I love dragonflies and yours is beautiful!
I really like how you use diecuts and use them in your cards. I need to start investing on diecuts!

Kim said...

Oh how pretty, Connie. The rose paper is lovely and the dragon fly within that gorgeous frame is perfect. I love this card.

Christine said...

I really have a liking for dragonflies recently so I love this! The ribbon & tag was an inspired & ever so pretty touch to the card!
Best wishes!

Stephanie said...

Good evening, my lovely friend! Ah, what a delightfully charming card! I have always loved dragonfies and this one looks oh-so-pretty in its pastel frame.

Thinking of you! Love and hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

Such an amazing match with the dragonfly image and the paper. And so gorgeous! I love dragonflies in the garden with their shimmery wings and iridescent colors. The Xyron sure worked great for adhering the acetate. Pretty paper for the die cut frame. Shimmery just like the dragonfly!

Marie-Louise said...

Connie you are very talented. This is gorgeous.

Donna Phelan said...

Stunning! Love the beautiful Rose Designer Paper and that fabulous Dragon Fly! This is a beauty for sure! My cards just seem to evolve all by themselves, I feel like they take me where they want to go, it's hard to explain. :)

Donna Ellis said...

Oooh! Soft, feminine and even spiritual! Beautiful creation, Connie!

Hussena said...

This is so so beautiful, Connie. Love that acetate dragonfly and the glitter. It looks so wonderful. That rose background paper is the perfect addition to it.

Debbie said...

i know, first hand, that you are really inspired by the person you are making the card for!!

this is so beautiful connie, a really special one!!!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hello Connie,
This card is truly stunning! I love all the vintage beauty and
always appreciate hearing how you created it.
(I've been away and sick for weeks; hope to catch up @ some point)
Again, thanks for all you share! Karen O

Linda Carson said...

How stunning!! You chose the perfect paper to compliment the image! The metal frame is lovely! It's picture perfect! PS..congrats on your Poppy Christmas die win! Looking forward to see what you create w/it!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Connie. That dragon fly looks wonderful framed with the metallic piece of die-cut... the rose paper is lovely in the background. Your card making process is so unique! So personal and special. I love how you try to stamp for the person. I never do that... I make cards in advance and just pick one when I need one...

Anonymous said...

I love everything about this card!!!
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