Thursday, January 27, 2022

Dragonflies for Valentines

Hello & welcome! Today I wanted to share a card I made for a new challenge blog called Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges and another new to me challenge: Modsquad Challenge:
Today's challenge is to make a Winter Dragonfly and a Valentine's Day card. In my mind, living in the South, one of the holidays in "winter" is Valentine's Day. So a Wintery Dragonfly Valentine's card!
I have had this CAS-UAL Friday Stamps set in my stash for a while now called Everyday Dragonflies and coordinating dies and I thought it was perfect for the challenge. And the good news is they both are about 1/2 off now on clearance! I didn't use a sentiment from the stamp set, but there are so many good ones in it:
I began with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and ink blended 3 Distress Inks: Festive Berries, Candied Apple and Picked Raspberry using's foam blending tools. Then using a Jillian Vance Cover Background that I have had also for a long time (the link is to a very similar one) I die cut with my Big Shot the cool background. Splattered some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine (I believe discontinued) for interest and movement.
Next, I stamped the dragonflies with Altenew Obsidian Black Ink (my favorite!) onto white cardstock and sprinkled with Altenew's Crisp Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. Filled in the heart bodies with a gold metallic pen and die cut the shape out of gold glitter cardstock. The sentiment is from a retired MFT Stamps set called All Heart. I thought is was perfect for the theme. White heat embossing on Lawn Fawn Licorice Black Cardstock is one my favorite ways to finish a card.  Lawn Fawn is one of the best cardstock brands for heat embossing.
Finished the inside with a simple sentiment and 3 gold glitter hearts.
The inside is all retired products, too! Love getting use out of what I've purchased.
Thank you readers for stopping by and to the 2 challenges for their inspiration!
*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.


Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Thank you for supporting Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges and playing in Challenge #1 Winter Dragonfly with your beautiful card!
    Have a wonderful crafty day!

  2. Those images are fabulous!! And I love the background you created for them!

  3. Thank you, Kim, kind of my go-to background­čĄ¬



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