Dragonfly Garden Birthday Card by Secrets to Stamping

Hi, Stampers!

We have a new challenge starting at Make My Monday – I am the host for this one so I chose “All Creatures Great and Small.” I have become a bit obsessed with the current series on PBS, and have probably watched it three or four times. So, needless to say, I recommend it to anyone looking for a sweet story with loveable characters, and a great storyline – and the cinematography is spectacular. Anyhoo, since I haven’t used it in a long time, I used Dragonfly Garden stamp set for my “creature” and paired it with the beautiful Dainty Flowers DSP (free with a $50 order).

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My Dragonfly Garden Card Secrets!

  • Firstly, this A2 card started out with Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2.”
  • After that, I cut the Dainty Flowers designer paper and sponged it with Balmy Blue on the top, Old Olive on the bottom, and a small Petal Pink strip in the middle to create a different look for this paper. Then, I layered it onto white cardstock and adhered it to the card base.

And now, the fun part!

  • Once that was done, I stamped the dragonfly onto vellum cardstock and allowed it to dry, then colored the wings on the opposite side with the Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends marker. After that, I punched it out with the coordinating Dragonfly Punch.
  • Then, for the sentiment (found in Happiness Abounds), I stamped it in Mossy Meadow ink and cropped it out with the large circle die in Stylish Shapes. Mossy Meadow cardstock was used to cut out the scalloped circle from the Layering Circle dies.
  • After that, I cut Blushing Bride cardstock with the large banner die and wrapped it with white baker’s twine into a bow.
  • Finally, the layers were popped up with dimensionals and an Epoxy Dot was colored and mounted onto the dragonfly.
Dragonfly Garden Birthday Card by Secrets to Stamping

Then, on the inside…

  • Lastly, for the inside of the card, I sponged a piece of white cardstock with Blushing Bride ink and adhered it to Blushing Bride cardstock.
  • Then, I stamped the happy birthday sentiment and butterflies in Mossy Meadow ink.

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