The Challenge at Allsorts #562, is to create something with wings. I thought of this Stampin’ Up! set called “Dragonfly dreams” which I haven’t had a chance to try yet. At the Joy of Sets, the Tic Tac Toe direction I chose was to use silver, weather, and paper piecing. CAS(E) this sketch provided the layout idea for this card as well.
I die cut the dragonflies out of silver first, then again out of purple using painters tape to keep all the pieces in place.
I glued the silver dragonflies onto white paper, and then carefully glued each wing piece of purple into the holes. paper piecing is like a puzzle and I find it fun. I ran the whole thing through the embossing machine to give it texture, and lastly; I found the sentiment “Sending Springtime” for the weather part of the challenge.
This next card was made for a sweet neighbor who just lost his dog to cancer. They walked three times a day and would stop and greet everyone. The dog was part pit bull and his name was Bruce. He was an absolute love, and will be greatly missed.
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Both cards are impressive. I love the dragonfly card…so elegant and beautiful!
A beautiful CAS Dragonfly card and the other very suitable, always so sad when you have to make these, we lost one of our Labs the same way. Many thanks for sharing and joining in with our ‘Wings’ theme at Allsorts challenge this week.
Lovely dragonfly card, thanks for joining in at Allsorts, xxx
Hi Karen, you have been very creative again! Love the dragonflies especially, I so love to see them flitting round the lakes in summer. And that’s a lovely thought to make such a great card for your neighbour. It’s always so hard to lose a beloved pet. Have a great week, hugs, Valerie
HI! Thank you Valerie ~ Enjoy your day!
Such a gorgeous card – I love those dragonflies and the touch of silver very clever and a great take on our challenge – thanks for joining us at #JOSTTT015 – hope to see you again next month. I love your dog card too – how thoughtful of you
I absolutely love both cards! Love how you paper pieced the dragonflies as part of the #JOSTTT015 challenge. Thanks so much for participating this month.
very lovely simple card. thanks for sharing with us at JOSTTT
I love the simplicity of your card, and what a great tip with painters tape to keep those tiny pieces together! Thanks for sharing with us at the Joy of Sets challenge!
Karen you have been chosen as our winner for March for your lovely dragonflies. We would love you to be our Guest Designer for May – please contact me if you would like to join us – Fiona
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That’s so exciting! yes, let me know what that entails ~ Thank you! Love, Karen firstname.lastname@example.org