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Dragonfly Dreams for Paper Players # 335

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's my turn to host the Paper Players challenge this week and I have a color challenge for you:

As a girl of Irish ancestry, it had been my intention to make a St Patrick's Day card... but I decide to stretch myself and try to do something different.

I realized I had the new Stampin' Up! dragonfly stamp and that this would be the ideal focal image.  Now..... what to place it on?  It took me a while before I remembered I had a Tim Holtz Wildflower stencil and used it with my Heidi Swapp Metallic White paste.  I love the shimmer and shine it gives.  It is subtle in color, but has beautiful shine when you move the card around.   I thought it would be perfect.

I decided to keep with the green theme and used the Altenew Label Love "hello" stamp which I stamped in green onto white card stock.

Here's my card:

Ppdragonfly (1 of 1)

You probably can't see it, but I stamped the base of the dragonfly in a chartreuse green and then used my Verdigris embossing powder - I love the look that it gives - a little gold, a little green - a little vintage.  Very pretty!

Ppdragonfly closeup (1 of 1)

As you can see, the metallic paste is more ivory than white - and I love the tone on tone that it gives to white card stock.  I kept the inside clean and simple:

Ppdragonfly inside (1 of 1)

I hope you will join us this week.  If you are looking for some inspiration you can, as usual, find some fabulous creations from our design team:

On a personal note:

OK...... so.... it got down to -5 a couple of morning's ago - a huge difference to the 61 over the weekend!  It was freezing.  I am SO over winter - and SO ready for spring.  I am really, really looking forward to seeing some green :-)

I felt sorry for these little guys.  I was sitting at the dinette table working and heard this bird chirping and chirping and chirping.  Not our usual birds.  Eventually, I had to go and look what it was and was amazed to see a pair of bluebirds.   WAY too early.  They spent about 4-5 hours testing out the nesting boxes, but eventually moved off.  I am so sorry that they did move off, as we were ready to go and put out some worms to help them out.

I didn't manage to get a good shot, so really don't have anything to share with you - it's really fuzzy.  The female was sitting on top of the box, while the male was checking out the interior and making quite a racket whilst he was doing so.

This last weekend also saw the return of the Sandhills.  Again - very early.  It was wonderful to hear them calling as they flew overhead.  It is the most amazing sound.

I'll be back with another card tomorrow.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Neenah Solar White
  • Inks:  Altenew
  • Stamp:  Dragonfly Dreams - Stampin' Up.  Sentiment:  Label Love - Altenew
  • Embossing Powder:  Verdigris
  • Stencil:  Wildflower - Tim Holtz
  • Embossing Paste: Metallic White - Heidi Swapp



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Claire Broadwater

-5------OH MY WORD!!!!!! It has been in the high 70's in ATL, but it is 39 this morning. Every thing is in bloom here and it is beautiful! I love Spring. All the azaleas, red bud trees, tulips, daffodils,dogwoods and tulip trees are gorgeous!

This card is beautiful! I love the embossing paste wildflower and this fabulous dragonfly! What a fantastic idea to emboss it with this colorful powder! WOW! Wishing you a lovely week, My Friend! XX


What a gorgeous that verdigris EF, so dazzling! Great challenge this week, I loved it!

Laurie Funari

Very nice - simple but elegant.

Joanne James

What a fabulous card Jaydee! I love the look of the embossing paste background and the texture and that dragonfly - wow, sooo sparkly! A fabulous card.

Jeanne H

Lovely card, Jaydee! Have the dragonfly set, but haven't used it yet. TFS
P.S. What do you think of today's weather? It's pretty. Right? Guess we have to get through March!

Nance Leedy

Stunning card, Jaydee! I adore the look of the subtle ivory on white and these wildflowers are gorgeous. I really must try embossing paste, this metallic one is fabulous. Your jeweled dragonfly is amazing--he looks just like a fabulous vintage rhinestone brooch--love it!


Love all the textures Jaydee!That dragonfly is stunning. I'm anxious for some warmer weather and some green too:) We got more of the white stuff here yesterday:(


Jaydee what a fabulous card. The background is amazing on its own with the shimmery embossing paste, and the dragonfly is just stunning. I am off now to check out Vedigris embossing powder. Thanks for the inspiration!

Deanne @ Three Trees

It's been terribly cold here as well - I am SO ready for Spring too! Gorgeous card - love that extra sparkle!!!

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