Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Japanese Dragonfly's Flight Card

I made this sympathy card For Mike. I hope he likes it.
I wanted it to be a card suitable for a man (hence the choice of colors), and also to be serene, light and alive.

I used the Dragonfly embossed on Parchment (Vellum) paper motif again, as its transparency gives the Dragonfly a light look, like the natural Dragonfly.
Note that the direction in this card is unusual, so the Dragonfly seems to be flying towards you.
In case you wondered, the wings flatten so the card can be easily inserted into an envelope, then they pop up again when taken out.
Parchment (Vellum) paper gets the desired design.
I bent the wings slightly and I didn't glue them, so they're free to "move" a little.

White CS for the card's basis
Black canvas textured paper
Kodomo patterned paper - Dragonfly Garden
Pergamano Parchment (Vellum) paper
Michael's Strong's Cloisonné Dragonfly stamp (large)
Embossing ink
Hematite EP
Sakura punch in 2 sizes
Silver and dark grey patterned paper from my stash (for the punched Sakura)
Clear blings

The Dragonfly was heat embossed with Hematite EP on Pergamano Parchment (Vellum) paper.
I cut the Dragonfly carefully and glued it only in the center, its wings hanging in the air to get the feeling of flight and movement.
I added several clear blings on the Dragonfly's body and around the card.

Take a look at the Dragonfly's close-up.

Can you actually see the Dragonfly in flight?

(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly


  1. Love this one Dorly!! The background and colors are perfect for your images! I dig the way you made the dragonfly pop and the bling you added.

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  2. AnonymousMay 24, 2011

    So pretty!


  3. AnonymousMay 24, 2011

    עדין ויפה. אהבתי את צירוף הצבעים, את הסגנון האוריינטילי ואת השימוש האוורירי בשפירית.

  4. I like the effect the parchment did with the dragonfly. It is a very nice card. He will enjoy it.

  5. AnonymousMay 26, 2011

    This is so delicate, I can almost imagine the dragonfly flies from the card... lovely lovely card!

  6. AnonymousMay 26, 2011

    אז ככה שוקולד יקרה, השארת אותי נפעמת מהיופי! כרטיס נהדר!


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