Monday, February 11, 2019

Remembering Edith

 Hi, guys! Samantha here, and I'm so happy to be sharing my dragonfly card with you today. The inspiration team was challenged to come up with projects for the theme "things with wings" this month.
        Dragonflies hold a personal significance for me. My best friend's late mother, Edith, let me borrow her beautiful, bejeweled dragonfly pin when I was very young. Every time I see a dragonfly I'm reminded of her. 
     Let's get started! You will need the following materials to make this card:

  • Dragonfly Top View stamp by Pam Bray Designs
  • The determined woman sentiment stamp from the  Up, up, and away steampunk stamp set
  • White A2 sized card base
  • Purple cardstock panel cut to 5.5"x 4"
  • Green cardstock panel cut to  4 3/8" x 3 1/8"
  • White cardstock panel cut to 3" x 4.25"
  • White cardstock sentiment strip cut to 3" x 7/8"
  • Two small squares for the faux banner tails cut to 1" x "7/8 
  • Purple ink
  • Black ink
  • Repositionable adhesive
  • Small sequins

     Begin by tacking the white panel onto the purple panel with repositionable adhesive.

     Ink up your dragonfly stamp with purple ink.

     Look at how nicely this stamp inks up! Nothing stamps the way rubber does.

     Stamp the dragonfly three times, going off of the panels slightly each time.

     Gently pull the panels apart.

     Adhere the white panel to the green panel. Layer onto your purple cardstock and then add entire panel to your card base.

     Using black ink stamp the determined woman sentiment onto the strip of cardstock.

     Cut notches into the small squares to create the tails of your faux banner.

     Using the sentiment strip as a guide, determine where the banner tails should go and adhere to the card front.

     After attaching the sentiment over the banner tails with foam tape, add small sequins to the card front. I used five. I think that odd numbers are very pleasing to the eye.
          That's it! A beautiful dragonfly card that can be used for many different occasions. This one will be going to my best friend as a 'just because' card.
          Thank you so much for taking the time to read through my tutorial. I hope that you have an awesome day.
          Until next time,

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  1. I read your very touching story behind this card on Facebook and just had to come over and take a closer look. Very beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman.

  2. A beautiful tribute to a wonderful person. God bless.

  3. What a beautiful card for a beautiful story!! ❤️❤️❤️

  4. People we love never truly are gone as long as we remember, beautiful card Sam.💙

    1. Thank you so much, Jenny. That means a great deal to me 💚

  5. Such a beautiful card Samantha 💜 Creations are always more special when they are made with love and care and your wonderful card is an example of that! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Holy wowness Samantha!!! I LOVE your story!! You know purple is my favorite color too!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!!!!

  7. Love the card and the touching story! <3

  8. Such a beautiful card and very touching inspiration behind it, thanks so much for sharing!


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