You made my day

You absolutely made my day on Monday by sharing what you are thankful for. I was so encouraged reading your comments. I hope you are still counting your blessings because the Foiled Fox and I are continuing our gratitude week and giveaways with a couple more cards today. You can enter on each of the posts this week for more chances to win; just tell us something different that you are thankful for on each day. The Foiled Fox is giving away a $25 gift certificate to three of our readers who leave a comment here on my blog and/or on the Foiled Fox blog telling us something they are grateful for. It does not have to be related to art and craft at all.  You have until the end of Friday, October 5th to add a comment to any of this week’s gratitude posts. We will randomly choose a winner from each gratitude post and announce them on Tuesday, October 9th.

These sweet dragonflies and butterfly are from My Favorite Things; it’s a set called Fluttering Friends. I like the fact that there are more dragonflies than butterflies in this collection; often it is the other way round. For this first card I embossed the dragonflies on vellum in platinum embossing powder then cut them out using the co-ordinating die set. I painted a rough square on hot pressed watercolour paper with Peerless transparent watercolours. I love these watercolours; the colours are vibrant and the blending is beautiful. I then die-cut a square from the panel and from some adhesive backed foam and popped up my square as a platform for the dragonflies. I even remembered my nuvo drops and made some clear droplets beside the dragon flies, then finished the card with a sentiment from the MFT ‘all about you’ set.

I kept my colours similar for the second card but featured painted dragonflies and butterfly instead of a painted background. Once again I used peerless paints, blending oranges, yellows and pinks.

The embossing is all in platinum powder and the sentiment this time is from ‘brushstroke expressions’ popped up over a ‘typewriter text’ background.

I’ll wrap up this post by telling you another thing I am thankful for, and it is something many of you mentioned on Monday, my dear family both near and far. I have a wonderful family, four of them here in Canada and all the rest on the other side of the world in Australia.

Thanks for dropping in today; I hope you are having a delightful day!


Stamps: fluttering friends, typewriter text, brushstroke expressions, all about you (MFT)
Dies: fluttering friends (MFT)

Inks: versamark, versafine clair tulip red

Paint: Peerless Transparent watercolours

Paper: hot pressed watercolour, light weight vellum, neenah cream

Also: platinum embossing powder, nuvo morning dew drops, white adhesive backed foam

33 Comments on “You made my day”

  1. Judy says:

    Beautiful cards! I am thankful for this wonderful hobby that gives me a creative outlet and a chance to use it to send love and caring to others.

  2. I love these cards… any cards with butterflies and dragonflies catch my eye. I am so grateful for my loving husband.

  3. Mary Ann says:

    Such pretty colors! Thank you for taking the time to share your talent with us! I am reminded by these cards of the creativity of the Creator who has made such a diversity of dragonflies and butterflies and am thankful for all that we see of His beauty in the world 🌎 around us.

    • Heather says:

      Thanks Mary Ann,
      Dragonflies in particular always amaze me when I see them; their wings are irridescent. God has filled the world with beauty for us to enjoy.

  4. bonklassgmailcom says:

    Seeing these cards make me thankful for bright colors and how beautifully orange, yellow and pink blend together! Butterflies and dragonflies also top my thankful list!

  5. tish rowe says:

    First, I am grateful to our Lord and Savior who loves us and shows us grace and mercy every day.
    Secondly, for you…your work is extraordinary. I learn from you each time I see one of your cards. And for you to take the time to write tutorials is amazing act of kindness to us.As a teacher, I know how tedious it is to write detailed instructions and techniques to someone you may never meet or see in person. Yet, each time, you so graciously take the time to explain.
    I have used your ideas many times, with such great success, not nearly as great as your work, but enough that the receiver of card is very appreciative.
    Thank you and may God always bless your creativity.
    Tish Rowe in South Carolina, but born in Ottawa

  6. Tracy Steinbach says:

    What beautiful cards! What I am most thankful for is my husband who is always right there when I need help. I know that he has just as many aches & pains as I do but he always takes careffect of me.

  7. wacapp says:

    Dragonflies are just rather magical, aren’t they? I have a dragonfly mobile, two dragonfly shirts, a framed Advice from a Dragonfly and a dragonfly necklace. I am so grateful for friends and family who gift me with meaningful treasures as well as their love and support.

  8. Clelie says:

    I love LOVE the type-background and dragonfly card! I am so thankful to God for the blessings of our little grandbabies that fill our hearts and lives with such sweet Joy!

  9. Jan Castle says:

    Great look with the dragonflies…I have this delightful stamp set and do enjoy the change in look from butterflies too! Your backgrounds are both unique…how did you get to be so creative – LOL!!! I am so thankful for your sweet words of encouragement and want you to know I am grateful!
    Paper Hugs,

  10. Patt H. says:

    Beautiful cards, Heather! I love the gorgeous colored background on the first card & the typed background on number 2 is equally impressive. I’m thankful for all you awesome designers & the amazing techniques & creations you share with us here in blog land. So much great inspiration!

  11. gurian6 says:

    I am thankful for family and friends

  12. Liane Desmarais-Cavanagh says:

    Love, Love, love these. So happy and uplifting. I am thankful for all your beautiful posts.

  13. Marisela Delgado says:

    Fabulous dragonflies! I am thankful and grateful to the Lord for His faithfulness to see me through so many dark moments (health).

  14. ND says:

    Like so many of your stamping colleagues, I give thanks to the Lord for all his goodness and mercy. Even on this anniversary day I give thanks for the 56 plus years your mother and I shared in marriage and the beautiful family – you and your brothers and partners and the grand children and great grandchildren who have brought joy and blessing (and occasional pain and tears) ” I praise (and thank) God for all that is past, and trust him for all that’s to come.”

  15. Kay Dyer says:

    I am grateful for people like you, Heather, who inspire me and help me to be more creative with my supplies. I love learning new techniques and reaching new levels of beauty in my cardmaking. Thank you so much for sharing your creative journey with the rest of us.

  16. Janine B says:

    I am thankful for all those in the crafting world who share their talents and their time.

  17. Tamara Miera says:

    So pretty! Fall is the best of all! I am very thankful for each one of my children. I have 3 here with me on Earth and 1 in Heaven.

  18. memalagene says:

    Gorgeous cards! I am thankful to be retired and now able to do more crafting!

  19. Jessica Lin says:

    Thank you for the beautiful inspirations!! Creating a duo of cards is certainly nice, and I bet more effective, too! I should try that more often. 🙂

  20. Pat says:

    These butterflies and dragonflies work beautifully on both cards Heather, and I love the red, yellow and orange tones you have used and both the watercolour and stamped text for backgrounds are beautiful. I am thankful that I have the health and ability to be creative, and to be a member of this wonderful crafting community. x

  21. Geri S says:

    I’m thankful for people like you and Foiled Fox sharing their talents and inspiration! Beautiful!

  22. Helene Perrier says:

    I love these dragonflies! I’m always thankful that talented artists such as yourself so willingly share and inspire with your creations!

  23. Jo-Anne Hutsul says:

    I love these cards! I’m so thankful for the inspiration you provide me and your wonderful and fun card classes 🙂 There are so many things I am thankful for I could go on and on and on…

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