I wore a shirt the other day that had dragonflies on it – Ryan asked if it was a Stampin’ Up! shirt. I said “no”. Then Greg said “well it sure does look like it would be a Stampin’ up! shirt”. But it is not. Since they seemed to think it looked so much like a Stampin’ Up! shirt I decided to try to recreate the design in a card. I saw a card challenge on Lynn Pratt’s blog that I had wanted to try and with the shirt in my mind decided to combine the sketch idea with the color/theme of my shirt.
Here is the shirt that I had on. I pulled out my Color Coach to determine what colors I wanted to use for my card. The dragonflies seemed to be Tempting Turquoise and Sahara Sand, while the back ground was two tones of green. I decided to use Garden Green and Wild Wasabi.
I used the sketch from the challenge I found which was a card base with a folded Top Note die-cut as the flap on the card. When you lift this piece the message is underneath.
I decided to stamp the dragonflies on vellum paper using StazOn Black ink and then color them with my Stampin’ Write markers and cut them out. I slightly curled the wings and tails and used a mini glue dot to attach them to my card. The dragonfly image is from the Nature’s Nest stamp set.
The swirl is from Baroque Motifs, and the “for you” and the words on the inside (which I didn’t take a picture of) are from the Great Friend stamp set.
I added some random splattering using my Color Spritzer Tool and the Garden Green marker – I miss my Itty Bitty Backgrounds splatter which would have worked well on this card too. The shirt had little brad like things scattered throughout the design so I decided to add that too. I used a few brads from the vintage set.
What do you think? I’m not sure, but it does resemble the design and colors of the shirt and fits the sketch.
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