Interactive Dragonfly

Card Front –

One of my stamping buddy’s asked for a condolence card for someone in deep distress and this is what I came up with. I had written something inside when I realized I hadn’t taken photos which normally I wouldn’t post and I’m sorry about that. In fact I didn’t intend to post the card at all, but I realized that it fit the Modsquad challenge and decided to add it there as a 2nd entry.

I had seen a version of this card quite some time ago and thought I would love to try making one. As with many things it sometimes takes me a long time to actually get around to doing it. Basically I followed the YouTube video posted HERE and it is mainly a CASE of that card. I had to improvise a bit as I don’t have many punches so to create my slit opening I used a LawnFawn slider die and a knife to tidy it up a bit. I also used a dragonfly die from PaperRose which was slightly bigger than the one used in the video. Paper is from StampinUp and sentiments are from Joy Clair. I had a couple of flower die cuts in a tray and added these to the front panel. They are from GKD – stamped, heat embossed and die cut. The inside sentiment is actually 2 stamps and the word trust actually was a two word stamp. I didn’t want to cut it so to make it work, I first stamped God, placed a post it note over that and carefully stamped the other stamp keeping my fingers crossed I had the right placement. It worked and I am happy with the result. I shall probably make more of these cards at some point as I like the effect.

14 thoughts on “Interactive Dragonfly

  1. Personally I love dragonflies and many cultures used them symbolically. I’m glad you like this – thank you.


  2. Beautiful card, Johanna. I used that design before on a card and thanks for reminding me how lovely it can be for wings. The dragonfly is a beautiful symbol and should bring comfort to the couple.

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    1. Thanks Gayle – I find it interesting that I can make something like this even though I don’t always have the same tools I see the DT using. Years ago I wouldn’t have the courage to even try.


  3. Give it a go Golda – I’m sure you’ll come up with something jaw dropping. And you can use a butterfly instead of a dragonfly if you wish.

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  4. I love that design. I haven’t seen the technique for awhile and forgotten about it. Thanks for the inspiration. Beautiful dragonfly too. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating with us over at the Mod Squad!!
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
    {Judy’s Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

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