Stampin’ Up! Awesome, Artistic Dragonflies for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop


Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We’ve got a fun little sketch to play with today.  So check my project out and then take a hop thru the other ladies’ blogs, okay?

Here’s the sketch we all worked with today.

I decided to use a little of this and a little of that, and settled on the Awesomely Artistic and All Things Thanks stamp sets.  And a bold Detailed Dragonfly die cut on the front.  Take a look-see:

Ahhh – you see that, do you?  Some Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper?  The sold out stuff?  If only someone was offering a chance to win some… 😉

I started with a piece of Succulent Garden DSP.  First off, I used the pretty floral image from Awesomely Artistic and stamped that a time or two in Tip Top Taupe on the top half of the paper.  I put a couple of sticky notes across the paper to protect the bottom half.  Then I added a few of the splotch images around the flowers – stamping it off a couple of times before stamping the panel.

Next up was a trip thru the Big Shot, with the bottom half of the panel in the Fluttering Textures Impressions Embossing Folder.

When it came out of the folder, I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and covered the “seam” between the embossed and un-embossed halves of the panel with a length of Sweet Sugarplum ribbon from the Occasions Catalog Succulent Garden 3/8″ Ribbon Combo Pack, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment is from All Things Thanks and is stamped in Tip Top Taupe on a Sweet Sugarplum circle cut with my Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I adhered it to a Lace Doily (white side up) and then used Glue Dots on the back to loop Linen Thread and Gold Metallic Thread around and around.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My dragonfly is cut with the Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits.  I cut the solid dragonfly from Mint Macaron card stock and the detailed piece from Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper (blog candy….).  I adhered them together with Liquid Glue, then adhered him with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals (under the wing tips).  I added one Pearl Basic Jewel Embellishment to the sentiment and…that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added more florals and splotches from Awesomely Artistic in Tip Top Taupe.  I stamped all the images off once and then sometimes even stamped a second time on the panel without re-inking.  I also added a dragonfly from Awesomely Artistic in Mint Macaron – full strength in the bottom corner and stamped-off-once in the top.

I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Tip Top Taupe card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Awesomely Artistic images on the front…

…and a little more Succulent Garden DSP on the envelope flap.  And – cuz I could! – I added the pretty floral image from Awesomely Artistic in full strength Tip Top Taupe.

Et Voila!  Awesomely Artistic is a beautiful stamp set from the Annual Catalog that seems to dovetail nicely with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, doesn’t it?  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!


Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!




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Tip Top Taupe Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Detailed Dragonflies solid die cut

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Succulent Garden DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock: 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (sentiment)

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Awesome, Artistic Dragonflies for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. The inside of your card is just as beautiful as the outside. I would imagine it’s the same way with its creator 🙂 Have a blessed day!

  2. Oh, how pretty Mary! Love your colors and the stamping behind your doily is perfect! Great design. 🙂

  3. Love the stamping behind the dragonfly, really cool idea! Beautiful use of the glimmer paper, too!

  4. juliejphoto

    Lovely card Mary. Love the inside even more than the outside. And, the envelope!

  5. Shelagh Freemantle

    Nicely done Mary … I love the “Awesome !! ” stamp set one of my go toos .

  6. Jennifer E

    Pretty card! Love the detailed stamping inside!

  7. I love how you used the glitter paper for your dragonfly. Great design!!

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