The beautiful, Gold Foil Snowflakes were on the top of my pre-order list from the Holiday catalog. However, I hadn’t imagined a snowflake would turn into insect wings, until I saw this week’s CAS(E) this sketch. I studied the sketch for a bit before seeing that it was actually a circle, and two quarters of a circle would create my desired shape.

 

So, I cut the snowflake into quarters, and these wonderful wings were born. This would work perfectly for another reason. I also wanted to play in the Tic Tac Toe challenge, and the right row down was sequin-lace-GOLD.

 

I found a body for my wonderful, winged creature in the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, and stamped it with Sahara Sand on Whisper White card stock.

This card could be for many occasions, but I was needing “thank you” cards, and the Thankful Thoughts stamp set provided the sentiment. While I had the Sahara Sand ink open, I found a pretty strip of lace in the Delicate Details (retired) stamp set, which I stamped below the sentiment. 

I’m not sure if my insect really is a dragonfly, but I thought it would like to fly around foliage, and I embossed its home with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.

 

The first square of Tic Tac Toe was “sequin,”  and I scattered eight white and clear sequins around the leaves. You need to look closely to see them, but they add a nice sparkle in person.

I almost forgot, there is one more challenge in the Pal’s Gallery. The bandit is looking for projects using purple, so I chose Wisteria Wonder as the card base to satisfy that requirement. I probably would have gone with a shade of green, but I’m liking the purple!

Thank you all for the inspiration!