Dramatic Dragonfly

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This was such a fun project! I love the Michael Strong images for intricate cards because each image adds so much elegance and flair.

This is the oh-so-popular Tri Shutter Card. I found some great directions on Bonnie's blog HERE that made my project so easy!! Just a few scores and straight cuts and Voila! Instant beauty!!

I used Bazzill Boyzenberry cardstock for my base and some miscellaneous background papers for the layering. I knew that a Michael Strong image would be the perfect addition to this card. WOW! I'm so happy that I had this assortment of his Cloisonne' images in my stamp collection because it was the exact look I was going for.

The Cloisonne' squares and circles adorn the outer panel of this card. I punched larger circles and squares from some gold cardstock scraps I had on hand to frame each image. The smaller inside panels are decorated with the Cloisonne' leaf. I gently curled the leaves and shaped them by hand and added them to the panels with foam dimensional tape. (All of these images were stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with Stampendous PearLustre Gold Embossing Powder). The layer below the leaves is the same scrapbook paper flipped over (it's two sided) and I edged each side with a Gold Foil Pen. AND......each layer of scrapbook paper was punched with my Marvy Scallop punch. I LOVE THAT THING!!

The center panel boasts the ever popular Michael Strong Dragonfly image that you see in SO many of my projects. It's the perfect size and shape for so many of my creations. I stamped it in VersaMark and embossed with Stampendous' PearLustre Garnet Embossing Powder.

The four small panels are background paper which I edged with a technique called Drywall Stitching. What in the world is that???? I learned it at Technique Junkies!!

The small hanging beads are from Dollar Tree.

I hope you've enjoyed the project and thanks for stopping by!!!!



Etha said...

Wwow, this is stunning!! love the color combo with the gold and all your little details like the punched corners and gold layers, very pretty :)

Judi Markel said...

Hi Kathy,
I absolutely love this card. The colors are great and I love dragonflies too. Will have to try this one soon. Thanks for sharing.

bonnie32002 said...

Kathie, this is just lovely! You now make me want some Michael Strong images.
I've always liked what he made (he used to appear as a guest on the Carol DuVaull show). He was super frugal and reuser even before that was cool lol! I still have some old VHS tapes I can pull out to review.

Francine said...

Kathie what a gorgeous triflod card... I love the elements you choose and the colors... Excellent work!

vickiw said...

This is really cool. I've been wanting to try one of these myself but you just might have provided me with the nudge I needed. Very beautiful, I'm sure the recipient will be very pleased to receive such a beautiful card.

StampinCarol said...

Just gorgeous!!

Wendy Hawkinson said...

Wow Wow WOW!

I left you a blog award on my blog--I hope you accept it!


Jingle said...

Very pretty!

PatBowman said...

What a beautiful card Kathy!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

This is so beautiful!! Love all the details on your tri shutter card!

connie said...

this is beautiful. i love the colors.