Hello! I got some crafting time this afternoon … yay! So, I made a card … actually I made a few … yep, really … and not in marginal moments! You’ll get to see the others over time … for now, though, here’s today’s little number …
I cut the Avery Elle ‘hello’ into a panel of woodgrain embossed card and used it as a guide to show me where to mask and sponge my ombré Distress Inking on the the base card, then where to adhere the little letter fillers once the inking was done. The ‘gorgeous’ (also Avery Elle) was heat embossed onto vellum in Platinum EP, the vellum was cut into a banner, wrapped over the edge of the card and attached to the woodgrain panel. I popped the panel up on foam tape onto the base card and while wondering what else was needed to add that certain je ne sais quoi to this card, this delicate dragonfly flew in the open window (having flown from Clearly Besotted in the UK) and landed right in the top corner. Voilà … I wondered no more! Funny how that happens sometimes!!
My card was inspired by …
Muse – The delightful and uber talented Michele is our inspiration this week … her crisp, fresh, gorgeous card is below.
AEI♥U – Embossing … the woodgrain panel and the ‘gorgeous’
Simply Create Too – Anything Goes
Do hope you’ve had some time to get crafty this weekend! Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂
Love this gorgeous card! I need to make one as well. Love this beauty …..wow!
Beautiful. Love the gradient green behind the die cut.
Oh Anita!!! Dragonflies trump balloons every single time in my world!!! This is extraordinarily beautiful, mon amie… thanks for playing cards with me at Muse this week – or any day!
Gorgeous take on Michele’s Muse – love the freshness of the greens and the delicate dragon fly! So glad you joined us, my friend!
Love this beautiful card! So perfect that the dragonfly flew in on it.
Love that dragonfly so much, its so dainty!! And your green colouring behind the die-cut is beautiful. Crisp, clean and a winner!!
This is so beautiful and just so perfect for the Muse challenge. Love it!
How lucky that you had the window open! The delicate dragonfly is perfect with the ombre inking peeking through the die cut! So gorgeous!
This is so striking Anita, love the pretty greens, Cathy x
Your ombre negative cut sentiment it glorious Anita, yet another beautiful card!
Gorgeous shading! The ombre greens pair perfectly with the woodgrain pattern (as in branches & leaves!). The dragonfly….well, me-oh-my….the little fella picked the perfect place to call home and adds THE perfect finishing touch! Mark my words (my Baba always said that!)…I’m calling Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner on this beauty!
Hello gorgeous to this card. Love your distress inking and that dragon fly keeps telling me to buy him…I hear it louder and louder.
What a beautiful card Anita. I adore the hombre effect behind your sentiment. Perfect.
Beautiful card, Anita! Love the ombré effect behind that beautiful, big Hello! The dragon fly…she is a beauty on her own and has landed on the perfect spot!
stunning card, anita!!
Your card is gorgeous, Anita!!!! Love the beautiful vibrant greens behind the ‘hello’ and I like the fun little banner!!!! The beautiful delicate dragonfly knew just where the right spot was for him to land on the lovely embossed bg!!!! A beautiful card, Anita!!!!
Just lovely, Anita! Perfect green, perfect dragonfly, perfect embossed panel!
So elegant. Love the ombre color under the cut sentiment.
I know I wrote a comment yesterday but it does not appear. Anyhow Miss Anita this is another example of your creative designs. A great deal of work went into this gorgeous masterpiece – a winner.
This is gorgeous, Anita! Your inking behind the sentiment is fab and the delicate dragonfly is beautiful too.
Hi Anita, your ombre hello is simply gorgeous and to add this pretty dragonfly – swoon! The wood grain embossing adds interest while keeping everything CAS! A stunner!
Exquisite…ethereal (lucky that CB dragonfly landed on your card) and I love the color choice you made. Perfect.
I’m so glad your dragonfly flew in through your window all the way from the UK and landed on this card, Anita…Perfection! I really love how you blended your ink behind the die cut sentiment and your CAS design is stunning!!!
A real Beauty indeed Anita!
That beautiful dragonfly adds just the right finishing touch to your gorgeous green inking, Anita.
Adding my voice to the others in praising your gorgeous ombre hello and the lovely dragonfly that flitted in and landed, so perfectly and precisely. Absolutely stunning, my friend! Muse marvelous!
Your card looks great Anita and I love the pop of green peeking through:) hugs xx
Oh how I love that dragonfly with that fabulous embossed paper. Great take on the challenge!!! Beautiful design!!
Gorgeous inking and the dimension on that butterfly is wonderful!
Only very special people are graced with having enchanted dragonflies come in through open windows and land on their cards! Knowing you like I do, I’m not surprised that this happened to you, my friend! It also didn’t hurt that you gave your dragonfly a glorious ombre hello landing pad!! I love every detail of this beauty ~ and I thank you for the inspiration if you know what I mean and I think you do!! I miss you!! MWAH! Love! Hugs! Darnell xxoo
Love the gradient in the sentiment 🙂
Oh Man! So gorgeous beauty — and it happened because you wondered… This is NOT the result I get, but then again your cards are usually just as gorgeous, inspirational and amazing :o)
Love that ombré background behind the diecut, Anita! And your pretty English dragonfly is the perfect finishing touch.
Oh my goodness – this is amazing!!! Beautiful composition, lovely texture, and that pop of color just blows my mind!! Thanks so much for playing with the AEI♥U Challenge – we’re so glad you did!!