Be Happy!

Hey, everybody! Happy Monday to you! I hope you had a marvelous weekend and were able to do something fun! You know where I was… yep, you got it! In my studio doing what I love! And our weather is cooling off here and I’m loving life! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a pretty birthday card with two removable dragonfly magnets! The magnets were created with the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments and painted with some oh-so-gorgeous metal gloss paint in several colors. So between the dragonflies and the foiled and glitter cardstock, there’s a whole lot of shimmer going on! What a fun way to give a card and gift in one! Magnets are always a big hit no matter where they are placed – they are a constant reminder of who gifted them! 

I painted the bodies of the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments with brown chalk paint and then painted one set of dragonfly wings with turquoise and steel blue metal gloss paint, and the other set with magenta and violet metal gloss paint. I added iridescent gemstones to the bodies, and then adhered two tiny disc magnets on the back of each dragonfly with distress collage medium. For the card front, I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base, a layering panel and two stitched scallop edges from white cardstock. I then cut strips in varying widths from purple and pink glitter cardstock as well as silver and teal foiled cardstock, and adhered the scalloped edges and strips to the layering panel in a diagonal fashion. I adhered the front panel to the card base and stamped the sentiment in brown ink. I finished the front with several blue gemstones in the upper left corner. 

Here are the dragonflies taken off the card front. The magnet backs are on the back side of the front flap of the card base, ‘disguised’ behind 1/2″ circles pressed into a foam mat to form cups and adhered to the magnets with distress collage medium.

I cut the inside layering panel from white cardstock and embellished it with strips of glitter and brown cardstock used on the front. I stamped the sentiment in brown ink as well, and layered the panel on brown cardstock to tie in the color of the dragonfly bodies.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! Love me some dragonflies!

Clear Scraps products used:
Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
Paper/Cardstock: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Hot Fudge cardstock, DCWV Foiled Cardstock Stack, DCWV Glitzy Glitter Cardstock Stack, DCWV Glitzy Pastels Stack
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Sayings and Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges dies, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Stampin’ Up 1/2″ circle punch
Accessories: Plaid Folkart Java chalk paint; Inka Gold Magenta, Steel Blue, Turquoise and Violet metal gloss paint; Bearly Art precision craft glue, ScraPerfect iridescent gemstones, Brutus Monroe small disc magnets, Eyelet Outlet blue gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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