I've had this stamp and die bundle for a couple of months now. It was by far the favorite item in this year's Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog. I haven't made the time to use the bundle yet so decided that I would use it exclusively for my March birthday cards. The challenge is that though one birthday is my mother-in law, easy, the second is my father-in-law which will be a bigger challenge as...
Blue and Green Dragonfly Card - Masculine
I moved right along to the next card. I already had a Memento Tuxedo Black stamped dragonfly waiting to be colored. I find I don't like the two step color approach and opted to watercolor the wings. I used blueprint sketch and twisted citron. After painting the wings I die cut then fussy cut off the white like I did with the first card. I used the dots stamp included with the stamp set, mixing the blue and green as well as stamping off here and there.
I cut out a white window. Made a very thin blue mat and then made the base. Somehow while adhering the background I got a tiny smudge of blue in the white box background and that was how the angle of the dragonfly was determined. To offset that angle I made the happy birthday banner flush right with the banner edges cut to the left.I popped up both the dotted/matted layer and the sentiment layer making it two layers tall, but still thin enough to send via USPS with a forever stamp.
I had the square cutouts leftover and used them for the inside sentiment. I don't often stamp inner sentiments as I like to write a personal message and my handwriting is quite large. But I liked the leftover pieces and the message is a good one for my father in law.
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