Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Dragonflies and Anniversaries

Two recent die purchases were this Dragonfly die set from Technique Tuesday and the words Happy Anniversary from Tonic Studios:
Anniversary greetings, both stamps and dies, aren't as prevalent as birthday greetings which I understand. There are more occasions to give birthday cards than anniversaries. Throw in personal tastes and the choices becomes even more limited. The dragonflies certainly won't be limited to anniversary cards, this is just their debut from my craft room. That Tonic Studio die of Happy Anniversary is going to get a lot of use. I really like the style and size. 
I began with the top two cards. they were going to identical but they didn't turn out that way. The dragonfly base and the lacy overlay are matched pairs on each card rather than one with yellow lace and one with coral lace on each. Matched pairs seemed less busy.  
The rather nondescript background blobs are bits of glow in the dark glitter. That came about when some accidental glue smears were way too noticeable, despite being clear. It doesn't show well in these photos against the black surface, but the blue cardstock has a white mat and is mounted onto a light green card base. The card interiors have a white area for the greeting with three small hearts cut from the blue paper adhered along the lower left edge. 

The purple card used up my last scrap of butterfly paper, a small print on black from Stampin' Up. The base dragonflies, the greeting and the mat between the blue paper and white card base are from Stampin' Up, the color is Wisteria Wonder. I outlined the greeting with a white Signo pen and added dashes to mark the flight of these dragonflies. 

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