Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dragonfly

I couldn’t come up with anything more original than that title today.  I must be slipping.  LOL.  It’s also a new one for me in quite some time to do a card without an image.  This is an anniversary card for some very dear friends.  And as usual, I’m a few days late in finishing it.  The beauty of the card is difficult to see.  But if you click on the card front, the close-up shows all the glitter on the card.

I wanted to show off the beauty of this die by Cheery Lynn Designs, so I knew I wasn’t going to cover it with much.  I used a design that I saw on Cheery Lynn’s blog by Sue Inscho.  I can’t find her blog, but this will send you to the post that shows off her beautiful work.  I did try to make it my own, which I did by adding the sentiment I cut out from “Sweethearts” cartridge on my Cricut machine.  I also added Recollection pearls all over the front. 

The dragonfly and the olive leaves are also dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.  After I looked at photos of dragonflies online, I really wanted to make mine look iridescent like many that I saw.  In fact, I saw one that had some of these same colors.  The flower is one that I made months ago, and I’ve been holding on to.  I heat embossed the sentiment with the same embossing powder I used on my last card.

On the inside of the card I’ve use MS Double Loops to cut the papers and placed them over the same glittered dp.   I can’t remember if it’s by DCMV or K and Company. But I’ve kept it forever, and hoarded it, but I finally decided that I bought it to use, so I should do so.

The butterflies are by EK Success, and have also been hoarded. 


I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Catered Crop – fall colors, pattern paper, pearls, die cuts
Twisted Sketches – sketch (not sure if this  is close enough to qualify)
Corrosive Challenges – things that fly
One Stitch at a Time – embossing
Lollipop Crafts – 3 embellishments (pearls, flower die cuts)
Karen’s Doodles – emboss it
Lexi's Creations – sentiment – no image
Party Time Tuesdays – anything
Celebrate the Occasion  - fall (colors)
Creative Card Crew – love
The Paper Shelter – anything
Simon Says Stamp – anything
Use it Tuesday – orange, black or purple
Scrappy Frogs Challenge – something that flies
UnstampaBelles Challenges – fall and sentiment
Creative Crafts Challenges – fancy edges (inside)
Scrapbook Sisters – anything
Paper Pretties – embellish it
That seems to be it.  Not as many challenges when you don’t color.  I hope you enjoyed your stop here, and I hope you took time to leave me a much loved comment.
Hugs,
dj1952 (Debra)

32 comments:

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Gorgeous Debbie! The die cut, jewels and all the glittery goodness are beautiful! The inside is pretty too! Love the butterflies!

Denise and Louise said...

Oh this is beautiful. Love all those die cuts. Your friends are going to love it.
Hugs
Denise xx

Linda w said...

Wow, just totally stunning. I adore those die-cuts.....so tempting, and just when I'm trying to be so good lol. Your details are always sumptuous, the flower is magnificent. A lot of flowery words, but the card deserves them lol. Hugs lin

Karen said...

It's gorgeous! I love the inside as much as I do the front!! :0)
Just lovely.xx

Jan said...

Gorgeous card! Thank for joining us at CCC xx Jan

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Your card is stunning! I love the pearls you added to gorgeous die on the front!

Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp!

-Liz

Kari said...

Wonderful card!Love the embossing!
Thank you for joining KAren`s Doodles this week and good luck!

HUg,Kari :)

Sandy Hulsart said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at Cheery Lynn Designs. Sue does not have a blog, she just designs cards for us on occasion.

Charlotte said...

Thi is just so pretty and the inside is every bit as beautiful as the outside. thanks for joining CTO.

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous image and lovely colour choice, love your card. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

craftybunny said...

Totally gorgeous.Love the beautiful detail on the inside too.
Lisa x

Merry said...

Thank you for the lovely comment on our blog. :-) Really like the style of your card and so glad you didn't cover the die...it is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Unstampabelles.

girlia said...

very pretty

Laurie said...

Very gorgeous card! You did a great job on the dragon fly. Love the colors. Thanks for playing with us at CTO!
Laurie
scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

Wenda said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

Hugs Wenda

Dorcas said...

Hi Debbie!
Sorry its taken me so long to come by, we've been busy with the CO's visit and I've been running around crazy. :-)
Your card came out real pretty.Its so sparkly and romantic, perfect for an anniversary!
Love all the work you put into the insides as well.
Hugs,
Dorcas

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful sparkle on your card and that dragonfly is gorgeous! The inside is just as beautiful as the outside. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. HUgs

NIKKI DT

Trail of Treasures said...

This is so very beautiful!! Love all the butterflies and the elegance and beauty of this card!! Exceptional job! Thanks for celebrating with us this week at CTO!

Hugs,
Tracey - CTO DT member
www.trailoftreasures.com

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya

Linda Palmer said...

It is a very pretty card and I love your Dragonfly. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.

ScrapMyWay said...

Just became a new follower & your die cuts are to die for!! Love how much pizzaz it added to the card. TFS over @ CTO/love to crop.
Claire
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Dilsaver Designs said...

Really beautiful embellishments, great card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Melissa said...

Cute, thanks for joining Cto!

Esther said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at CTO!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Thanks for your comments, dj! I already followed your advice :-)

dj, your card is stunning - as I´m a huge fan of glitter and shine, I love your gorgeous card with all those pretty embellishments! And the deep red flower is fantastic, too - perfect for an anniversary card!!

Big hug,
Uli

Shanna Shands said...

Awesome to see you playing again. Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew challenge.

Haven_mom4 said...

So glad you joined us here at Use it Tuesday-Haven

Linda said...

Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at TPS.. Hugs

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative craft.
Nikki x

papillon said...

this is very stylish! thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday :)))

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