Dragonfly Blue

I don’t often use patterned paper on my projects but when I saw these Alexandra Renke designs from The Foiled Fox I wanted to make ALL THE THINGS and cover them with this paper! To be honest I just wanted to stick pieces of this ‘autumn dragonfly’ paper on the front of cards and call them done! The blue background is beautiful; the dragonflies are delicate and pretty and there are little gold lines here and there. What more do you need on a card front?

I did add a few of my own touches to the cards in the end but I might still make dragonfly paper card fronts which are simple and unadorned. Because of the little bits of gold here and there on the dragonfly wings I chose gold cardstock and embossing powder for my added elements. I swiped a versamark along edges of the dragonfly panels then embossed them with gold powder.

I used a co-ordinating Alexandra Renke paper on both card fronts. It’s called ‘autumn wild dark blue’ and it looks like a painted page. I popped up the dragonfly pieces on foam and added a gold embossed sentiment plus letters or words die cut from gold shimmer cardstock. I used the PB …birthday die paired with part of a sentiment from PB ‘good wishes’ set. I did all the lining up of panels with the help of the Wendy Vecchi art staytion. The board is metallic and has a magnetic ruler which can hold a panel in place while lined up with the grid lines on the board. It has saved me quite a bit of time and fidddling!

I think this paper would look good as a notebook cover and maybe as the background for an art journal page. What do you create with your prettiest papers?


9 Comments on “Dragonfly Blue”

  1. Chrystal Lewis says:

    Do you know if Crop a While will get in this paper for those of us who do not shop online?

  2. Pat says:

    I see what you mean about this paper Heather it is absolutely gorgeous! I love your gold accents with the sentiments and the embossed edges, really brings out that dark blue. x

  3. Char says:

    I love your cards, Heather, and have a folder I often move your idea filled emails to. Today I only moved your post AFTER I went online to Frantic Stamper and ordered the wonderful Autumn Dragonflies paper. Of course I looked around their site, and ordered more paper by the talented Alexandra Renke. So excited! Your idea of embossing the edges of the paper with gold is genius. Thanks for being a wonderful teacher.

  4. Lagene says:

    Beautiful creations! You are right this is beautiful paper! I love your added gold boarders!

  5. Bonnie says:

    Gorgeous paper and I love your added touches!

  6. creatingincolors says:

    Agree with you – what more do you need on a card front? Beautiful!

  7. Karen Jackson says:

    These cards look wonderfully dramatic. Your added gold edges and embossing really make the already pretty paper panels zing.

  8. ednamburgess says:

    Got my paper and love it. Only one card made but working on more. Thanks.

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