Dragonfly Thank You Cards

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Dragonfly Thank You Card

Good Friday morning, friends!  I hope you have all survived the week and have a great weekend to look forward to.  I have a fellow Heartfelt Creations Design team member coming over for lunch tomorrow, so I’m excited!  This will be the first time that Kathy Roney and I have met in person, but we’ve had some great chats online, so I know we will have fun.  Now, back on topic! With the holidays just behind us, I know many of us are in the process of making and sending thank you cards.  With that in mind, I created this vintage dragonfly thank you card set.  It’s a little bit grungy, a little bit artsy, and has some great texture.  Take  a look:

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I started with a standard 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ kraft card base.  I cut 4 panels of this beautiful K & Company dragonfly paper from the 12″ x 12″ Susan Winget Nature Specialty pad.  I used metallic gold thread to stitch around the edges and then glued it onto my card.

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The dragonfly is from Tim’s Classics # 1 cling set.  I stamped it onto watercolor paper with Versamark and then heat embossed it with copper embossing powder.  I used the non-wrinkle distress technique to add color with Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed and Tea Dye Distress Ink.  Once the images were dry, I tore around the edges, added more distressing and then mounted them onto a partially cut/partially torn piece of corrugated cardstock using foam dimensionals. .  I used a brass brad in the center of the post mark.  Mixed metals are all the rage right now, so I felt OK about using gold, copper and brass together.

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The sentiment stamp is from Stampendous (Friendship Assortment).  I did a neat little trick with this, and I’ll share it with you.  The stamp actually says, “It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…thank you, thank you, thank you.”  But I only wanted to use the thank you portion of the stamp.  So before I inked it up, I covered the part that I didn’t want to stamp with a piece of scotch tape.  Then I inked the stamp, pulled off the tape, and stamped the thank you onto my die cut tag.

I added a bit of ribbon and small dragonfly to the stamped tag. I also used a strip of the designer paper on the envelope and quick as a wink, all 4 cards were made.  Nothing says thank you more than a hand made card, dontcha think?

Alright, friends, that is it for me today.    If you haven’t made your holiday thank you cards yet, I hope you got some ideas from today’s post.  I’d love to hear your thoughts….it makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers.  I’ll be back on Sunday with a little Crafty Secrets love….until then….

Cheerio,

kathy

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9 thoughts on “Dragonfly Thank You Cards

  1. Lee Ann Barrett

    Well, considering I love all things, nature and natural and I LOVE green, it stands to reason that I LOVE this card! The metallic touches are wonderful as is the warm, golden coloring to the background. All around gorgeous card, Kathy! Hope you and Kathy had a wonderful time!

  2. ncguygirl

    Love this beautiful dragonfly card and how clever to use the tape to block the part of the stamp you didn’t want to use. I never would have thought of that! Beautiful design!

  3. papermelodys

    I use the Scotch Tape trick all the time! One of my favorites. I love all the textures you achieved with the corrugated paper, the watercolor paper, and the embossing. And of course the distressing is lovely 🙂

  4. Glenda

    I love these! How amazing you are and so creative. I love that you used part of the sentiment. I do that all the time. It makes stamps go farther I think. Have a good day and enjoy Kathy!

  5. ColleenB. ~ Texas

    OMG what a lovely dragonfly stamp & card.
    With the colors, textures, stitching and everything; your card is gorgeous. Nice addition with the stitching around the card. Love the distressed effects as well, along with the little addition of your little dragonfly brad to your thank you tag. Awesome card.
    I agree. I think sending personal thank you notes is much more appreciated; means so much more then sending a text message and people wonder why the post office is in so much trouble and closing some of the offices.
    Wishing you a wonderful day and super fantastic weekend.

  6. carol edwards

    Hi Kathy this is lovely, so pretty with lots of little extras added. Thank you cards seem to be getting a thing of the past sadly with texting taking over. Still can’t beat a card or little note of thanks though. Have a lovely day playing. X

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