Sunday, January 9, 2011

Birthday Card

I made this birthday card using the dragonfly image from Daisy's Digi Doodles. I created this card using light purple, dark purple and white. The base of my card is light purple backed in a glittery white cardstock and then backed again in a dark purple. I added lavender stickles to the dark purple layer. I printed the sentiment out in the lower left hand corner and cut it out in a larger square just a little smaller than the base of my card. I backed the sentiment in the same way that I created the base of the card. I colored the dragonfly twice using crayola and prisma colored pencils. I cut both of them out and layered one on top of the other gluing just the body of the top one down and leaving the wings unattatched. I added lavender stickles to the areas on the dragonfly that I colored dark purple and crystal stickles to the area on the dragonfly that was colored lighter purples and left white. I did this to both the top and bottom layers of wings. I added lavender stickles to the dragonfly's body. To keep the top wings up away from the bottom wings I added a pearl onto the bottom wing near the body. I added the dragonfly to the upper left corner of the sentiment square and a purple paper flower to the bottom right corner. The leaves behind the purple flower is created by layering the purple flower onto a green flower. I then added a light purple pearl to the center of the flower and finished off my card by adding 3 purple pearls to the upper right corner.Here is a view of my card laying down so you can see how the wings look a little better. The wings hide the pearls just enough so that you can't tell that they are there unless you are looking for them.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges: Past or Present

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

By The Cute & Girly: Bling It On

Kaboodle Doodles: Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

Charisma Cardz: Birthdays & Celebrations

Stamp Something: Digi Day

Craft Your Days Away: Anything Goes

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Tons Of Texture

Sentimental Sundays: Anything With Wings

Stampin Sisters In Christ: Wings

Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central: Flower Power (item from store: Stickles & DCWV Cardstock)

~ Supplies Used ~
Daisy's Digi Doodles Dragonfly Digital Stamp
DCWV Linen Closet Cardstock Stack ~ White Glitter
White Cardstock
Nicole Crafts Dark Purple Cardstock
Nicole Crafts Light Purple Cardstock
Stickles ~ Crystal
Stickles ~ Lavender
Oriental Trading Company Purple Paper Flower
Oriental Trading Company Green Paper Flower
Basic Grey Purple Pearls
Basic Grey Light Purple Pearls
Crayola Colored Pencils
Prisma Colored Pencils


**Farrah** said...

My gosh! How lovely is this?!!!!
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!!

Sammibug said...

Great card! Love all the purple and sparkle! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion in our "anything goes" challenge!

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you can play along again next week! Happy New Year!
hugs, Sharon

Jazzie Casas said...

A while back I was looking for a birthday card for a friend. I wanted a real ball busting card. I had zero luck finding what I was looking for. I told a group of friends about this problem one night while we were having a few drinks. We proceeded to get smashed and make up a bunch of greeting cards we found funny. I had been writing down the cards we made up and the next morning I read them. Much to my surprise the cards were still funny even when sober.

Curlybear said...

Very elegant card and I love the colour combo,

thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 116: Tons Of Texture,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Wendy M said...

Simply gorgeous :D

Becky said...

This is really stunning! Love that dragon fly. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Cindy2 said...

This is just an awesome card. Love the pearl idea under the wings. Fabulous job. We love it that you've shared at the SSCC 'flowers' challenge. C2

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Beautiful card

Thanks for joining us on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :)

Hugs Jane x

Vee said...

Oooh!! what a fabulous card, thanks for joining our Birthday/Celebration challenge at Charisma.
xx Vee

Allison said...

so pretty
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Patti J said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week - hope to see you here next week as well!

Cheryl said...

I love your gorgeous, shimmery card!

Thank you for joining our “Anything with Wings” challenge at Sentimental Sundays . We hope to see you again this week.


The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining our 2nd birthday celebrations over at Charisma cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Hannapanna said...

This is just lovely! Gorgeous colours and details. Love the glitter. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna

MrsK said...

Totally gorgeous i love it! Thanks playing along with Sentimental Sunday's Anything with Wings Challenge! Hugz Sal x

Mel X said...

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful. Love the stunning dragonfly.

Thanks for joining us this time at Craft Your Days Away. Good luck.

Mel X

Tracy V. said...

Very Cute. I love all the glitter on the pretty!
Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays "Anything with Wings" challenge!
Tracy Valure

Shazza said...

beautiful card Mary, love how you did the wings. Thanks for joining us at Daisy Doodles, we hope you will join us again x

Fink said...

I just love how you did the dragonfly! This is a pretty card and my favorite color!

thread-bare said...

Wow what a gorgeous card & your dragonfly looks amazing. Thanks for joining in at Daisy Doodles xx Clare DT ♥