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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Heartfelt Creations ~ Dragonfly Garden

Hi Friends,

Today I have a fun Dragonfly Garden card featuring the beautiful Decorative Dragonfly Collection. I have created a garden scene 




Cut the largest die from HCD2-7328 Lattice Swirl Gateway Die 3X from white Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper and 2X from sheet 5A of the Decorative Dragonfly Paper Collection. Taking 1 of the white die cut pieces from the top down, score at approximately 1 7/16 and 3 13/16. (Hint: Line up the score marks between scallops along the edge to make sure they are straight.). The top fold will be a valley fold and the second fold down will be a mountain fold. Lightly sponge the edges of the two patterned papers using Deep Purple ink along the top half and Leaf Green ink along the bottom. Adhere each of these inked papers to the remaining two white die cuts. Die cut the second largest die from the same die set and paper as before, and layer on top of one of these decorative layers, this is the card front. To create the easel take the scored layer and sandwich in between the two decorative pieces both faced up with the white die cut on top as shown. Glue the top fold to the top portion of the bottom panel and the bottom of the white piece to the bottom back of the front panel.

Stamp with Versa Mark Ink and Heat Emboss with Bridal Tinsel Embossing Powder the following images onto both flower shaping cardstock and Rajni Chawla’s Vellum, then die cut with coordinating dies. Stamp 2X the 2” Dragonfly from the HCPC-3983 Decorative Dragonfly Cling Stamp Set and color using the stack and store daubers with a mix of Night Sky, Majestic Purple, Cactus Flower, Manganese Blue, and Leaf Green Inks. (Color vellum from the back) Use this same technique 3X for the 1” dragonflies. Once all are inked, layer and glue the vellum layers on top of the paper layers just down the center. From HCPC-3984 Daydream Florals Cling Stamp set, using the same colors as listed in the previous step, the 3 largest florals using a stamping platform and the stack and store daubers to allow for multi color stamping.(Ink daubers to rubber, then stamp multiple times) From the HCPC-3985 Dragonfly Florals Cling Stamp set stamp 4 of those florals, as shown, and ink in the same way. Use coordinating dies to cut all the flowers out.

Ink the edges of the flowers and leaves with the daubers in the same color as they are inked in just to darken the edges and give dimension. Use the shaping stylus from the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to shape the flowers from the backsides on the shaping mat to round the flowers a little. Using a Hydra Sponge add some Dries Clear glue and dab all over the flowers and sprinkle with Rajni’s Chawla’s Crystal Clear glitter.

Arrange the dragonflies (saving one small and one large for the inside) and flowers and attach to the front of the card. For the inside die cut HCD2-7351 Ironwork Sentiments 2X from white cardstock and 1X from Luxe Silver Cardstock. Using Deep Purple ink sponge over one of the “Thank You” parts of one of the white die cuts and fussy cut it out. Glitter this piece as well before gluing on top of the second white die cut. Then attach the silver die cut slightly offset behind that to give the sentiment a 3 tone look. Glue it to the bottom of the inside of the card. Attach a small dragonfly to the sentiment and a large dragonfly above to serve as a stopper and to finish the card.


  I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project. 

Also, please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all of the gorgeous projects created by the other amazing design team members.

Love, Melanie

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