Tuesday 6 October 2015

Silver Dragonfly Card

Hello Everyone ...

... and happy Tuesday to you all. It's a damp dreary day here - ideal crafting weather for me, especially now that I have my craft room back. It's taking time to settle into some sort of crafting routine again and there are times when I can't find stuff, e.g. I spent far too much time looking for the pot of gilding wax I wanted for this card I'm sharing today - a card for Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 197.
The starting point for this card came from the fabulous silver foiled frame which comes with many thanks from our lovely fellow blogger and Snippeteer, Greta. The base of the frame is funky foam which has been foiled in silver before being die-cut ...the funky foam gives the frame great dimension.

How I made the card:

  1. I chose a square black 5" square card and then cut a square from a snippet of white card just a bit smaller for the front.
  2. The white card was then embossed with a Dragonfly folder. As the width of the card is wider than the folder I had to emboss it in two passes through the machine.
  3. The edges of the embossed card were then gilded and buffed up before attaching it to the front of the base card.
  4. The frame was then added to the front.
  5. I then stamped and heat embossed the dragonfly in silver, twice - once on another snippet of white card and then on another of white vellum, before die-cutting both images. The two images were then glued together before fixing it to the middle of the frame.
  6. I then made three vellum roses using a spiral flower die. After rolling and gluing the roses into shape, the petal edges were touched with a little of the silver gilding wax before attaching them to the lower left corner of the frame.
  7. The final touch for the card front was to add pearls to the centre of the roses and two crystals to the dragonfly.

The inside is decorated with yet another snippet of white card which has a the dragonfly stamp on it - stamped with VersaMark and dusted with silver mica powder. I've purposely not added a sentiment because I think it's a card that would suit several occasions, e.g. silver wedding, birthday or sympathy.

Materials used:
Black 5" square base card
White card and white vellum snippets
The silver foiled frame from Greta
Craft Concepts Dragonfly embossing folder
Pebeo Silver gilding wax
Creative Dies Dragonfly die & stamp set, and Spiral Flower Die
VersaMark ink pad
Heat It Up Silver embossing powder
Crafty Notions Silver mica powder
Crystal gems and pearls
Just a shot to let you see the dragonfly's pretty wings.

I'm off to see what else I can make from all the goodies I discovered rediscovered during all the sorting out and organising I've been doing recently. It's amazing what can be forgotten when it's tucked away in drawers and boxes!

Wishing you all an enjoyable evening.

Happy Crafting,


scrappymo! said...

This is so beautiful. Delicate, opulent and beautiful!

Barb said...

A very pretty card Elizabeth. What a freat idea for the frame and the flowers look so delicate. Barbxx

Jacee said...

This is so lovely Elizabeth, great how you have used the silver, just right, I love it all!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Jean said...

What a gorgeous creation Elizabeth, I love the dragonfly theme and the silver is just beautiful.
Jean x

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card Elizabeth, I love the dragonfly :o)
Jackie xx

Di said...

Wow Elizabeth, this is gorgeous. Very stylish and would be great for a number of occasions as you say. LOVE the dragonfly too :)


Di xx

Greta said...

So glad you have your craft room back, Elizabeth. I'm so glad you found a use for the foiled frame--a really stunningly beautiful card! I adore the vellum roses!

Liz said...

So beautiful, Elizabeth. A lovely design and as you say, perfect for many different occasions. I love the addition of the little dragonfly inside the card. xx

Sarn said...

Lovely glitzy card Elizabeth. No wonder it got specially picked in the Playground.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Karen Dunbrook said...

very pretty...love the elegance the silver adds...