The popularity of the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Bundle is proof that dragonflies can be beautiful. So, this insect will once again adorn one of my creations.

 

 

This card actually began with the background. I wanted to use one of my favorite sheets of Designer Series Paper from Painted Autumn. I love this tiny, “wallpaper,” leaf print. Why wallpaper? My mother would have gone to Standard Brands Paint Company (in the 50s) and chosen this to paper a room in our house. What goes around, comes around, as they say.

This paper would look nice on a Garden Green base card, so that was my second decision.

 

Third, I would use this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

 

 I used The Layering Circle dies to cut the circle in Garden Green to match the card base. The question was, what would I put in the circle? One of my favorite color combinations is green and blue, so I chose Soft Sky in watercolor paper. This gave the circle a window appearance. What would be in the Soft Sky, round window? Old Olive, flying dragonflies, of course!

 

 

 

Keeping with the nature theme, and following the sketch, I added a strip of Burlap Ribbon. I just ordered more of this Burlap Ribbon, because I maintain that any card where it appears can be given to a man.

I’m thrilled with the Copper Foil “thanks,” which completes the sketch, and I even embrace the little dots. Here’s my rationalization: it adds texture and matches the dots in the DSP.

 

 

 

I embossed the Very Vanilla envelope flap with the Layered Leaves embossing folder, and saved one of the Old Olive dragonflies for the inside, just for a little extra pizzazz.

 

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