Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Spread Your Wings Dragonfly Card

This is my 2nd card this week as Card Captain of the Michael Strong's Yahoo group.
I wanted this card to express the power of nature in dramatic and vivid colors.
Black leather textured CS for the card's basis
Basic Grey patterned paper - Pheobe
Pergamano Parchment (Vellum) paper
Michael's Strong's Cloisonné Dragonfly stamp (large)
Embossing ink
Carnelian EP
Brown ink
Black pen
Diamond Glaze
White half pearls

I distressed the patterned paper pieces with brown ink to give it contrasting edges.
The Dragonfly was heat embossed with Carnelian EP on Pergamano Parchment (Vellum) paper.
I cut the Dragonfly carefully using TH scissors and glued it using Diamond Glaze, only in the center, its wings hanging in the air to get the feeling of flight and movement.
The sentiment "Spread Your Wings" was hand written by me on the Basic Grey patterned paper and glued 3D for extra dimension.
I added several white half pearls for extra glam.

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. Dorly, your card is wonderful! I really like how your dragonfly is "in flight". I will have to check into the Pergamano Parchment-Vellum-paper. Is that extra thick?. Looks very nice! And I'm very fond of the Basic Grey Phoebe paper! Thanks for sharing! hugs, Laura

  2. AnonymousJuly 06, 2011


  3. Dorly,
    I love the way you used non-traditional colors and your layout! Great card!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


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