Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Metallic Birthday with Crafting with Dragonflies

In honor of the First Birthday of the Crafting with Dragonflies Challenge Blog, our challenge for the next 2 weeks is Celebration! We have 3 amazing sponsors: Flourish with a Bling, Handmade Harbour, and Make it Crafty.

Also, we're having a DT Call at Crafting with Dragonflies. We're a small and fun team, and the challenge themes will spark your creativity! All you need to do to be considered for the team is to make a project featuring a Dragonfly, and link it up here.

I had lots of fun with this digi stamp, Metallic Flowers by Make It Crafty. The tag is from the set by Birthday Tags & Sentiments set by Handmade Harbour.

This is all paper-pieced; the only coloring is some detail with a glitter pen. The image was printed on a metallic papers (Recollections) and heat-embossed in coordinating powders (I have some tips from doing this here). I pieced it onto the silvery metallic base. 

I matted the main image on a dark metallic paper and a tinfoil-covered cardstock. The card base is more of the light silver paper. 

I cut the small gears with a Memory Box die and the larger gears with a Tim Holtz Alterations die. I also used some small metal gears from my stash. The tag is attached with a metal brad.

For the inside, I used an embossing diffuser with a gear-themed embossing folder. Then I inked it with a silver ink.
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes / No Designer Papers
Come and Get It: Birthday
Incy Wincy Designs: Birthdays
Miriam's Crafting Blog Monthly Challenge: Metallics (2nd entry)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Something starting with "M" (metal / metallic)

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us at Crafting with Dragonflies,


  1. CG, did you colour in the flowers or paper piece them? This looks so good - I have tried to wet emboss a digi before but never thought of using a shiny card to keep the ink beaded for longer so you can add the powder: clever! A very effective card!!

  2. Wow, amazing card! Beautifully done.

  3. Wow CG this card is awesome. The flowers look very tactile. Love how you paper pieced this. I'm rubbish at colouring so I think paper piecing is the way to go. Hugs Wynn xx

  4. Pretty! Thank you for sharing your card with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  5. Fabulous card, great image & design!
    Glad that you could join us for the challenge at Come And Get It…..hope to see you back soon!

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    Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~

  6. Wow CG your card is gorgeous. Love the bright colours and all the elements you added. Fabulous result.Hugs


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