Happy Birthday Hetty Dragonfly

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Here is a little Happy Birthday card for my dear friend, Hetty Sanders in The Netherlands. I had so much fun making this card, because I thought about Hetty the whole time that I was making it and remembered our long time friendship.

The dragonfly image is from Michael Strong Stamps. It was stamped with VersaMark ink onto black cardstock and embossed with gold embossing powder. I hand cut the image and then stamped it a second time, cut it out and layered it on top of the first image. That allowed me to gently shape and curl the wings to give it a 3-D effect.

The top layer of the card is just basic white cardstock which was Cuttlebugged and layered onto more basic black. Here is where the fun begins on this card. The gold layer is obviously Cuttlebugged, but do you know what it really is??? It's foil from a coffee bag!! Now if you know my friend, Michael Strong, you will know that he is the "Original Recycler". I'm a short step behind him, because as one of my friends always says "Kathie was 'Green' before it was cool!" So how could I throw something away that was so recycle-worthy??? I'm happy with the results!

The inside of the card (white layer) was cut with the Stampin' Up! Top Note die. I added a little dragonfly image and utilized a fun little technique called "Pierced Patterns" learned over at the Technique Junkies group. It made a nice little flight trail to show you how happy this little dragonfly really is!

Best of all, my dragonfly flew out of Arizona last Monday and landed on a leaf in Hetty's yard today (Saturday). Just in time to deliver my Happy Birthday wishes to my dear friend. Love ya Hetty!!

Thanks for stopping by~



Hetty said...

Thanks, Kathie GF for this beautiful card! Even my DH commented on how beautiful it was.
It is showing of on my side table!!
Happy easter to you my dear.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Goodness-gasp- this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

Cathy Y said...

Wowza, great card and lucky Hetty! Great recycling job.

Evelyn S. said...

Fabulous, Kathie! Gold coffee bag, huh? My coffee comes in a General Foods tin. ;-) This is such a beautiful card, particularly with a dragonfly in black and gold.

Donna said...

How lovely! Great attention to details with that touch of "classy gold"! Beautiful!

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Adorable card! Thanks to Hetty and to the MS group I had a chance to see your blog. Now I'll visit often - I just love your work!
Dorly Weitzen, Isreal

Carole Meisenhelter said...

the dragonfly is kind of my 'signature'; it is also part of my email addy! Your card looks spectacular; I must keep that stamp in mind next time I shop at MSS too.