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Bejeweled Dragonflies on Dazzling Cards by Donna

Greetings, Sparkly Friends! Donna, here, with some EASY ideas for creating dazzling cards.

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Gorgeous hand-made papers and mirror cardstock make color coordinating a breeze - and also makes for incredible cards.

Warning! Mirror Cardstock is very difficult to photograph (sigh), but your recipients will be completely WOWed by your creations.

For those who want a quick look, I've included many photos, but the "how-to's" are written on my personal blog post.

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Here is a darker photo of the cards - it doe snot show the shine of the mirror cardstock, but it shows the DEEPLY EMBOSSED textures of the handmade papers:

 Check out the "fire" in the High Gloss-Polished Gold Mirror Cardstock. It comes in a packet of five 8.5" x 11" pieces for $2.99. At 60 cents per LARGE sheet, this is a great value! There are several gorgeous colors of mirror cardstock available:

The Tonic handmade papers are very thin, yet surprisingly strong. They die cut beautifully without fraying or ripping, and adhered brilliantly on top of the fun foam with Tear-ific Tape. The Specialty Handmade Embossed metallic Copper Feathers shown here is a deep, rich brown with blackish debossed areas and golden highlights in the embossed areas. A Packet contains five 8.25" x 11.75" pieces for $6.99, making it about $1.40 per sheeet.  There are several unique Specialty Handmade Embossed Metallic and Pearlized papers. Each one is completely different.

Also used: Botanical Orchid Flowers Rubber Stamp Set embossed beautifully with Peanut Butter Cosmic EP292. All of our Cosmic embossing powders contain a secret ingredient making them suitable for detailed images and sentiments:

 The Tonic Mixed Edge Diamond Layering Die Set cut right through the heat embossed scrap that had Cappuccino STAR embossing powder

The "how-to's" are written on my personal blog post.

I promise this is a clear shot - the brilliance of the mirror cardstock on the dragonfly makes it look a bit fuzzy, but in person, it is amazing!

The "how-to's" are written on my personal blog post.

It's difficult to make an "icky" card with Tonic's Dragonfly Brooch die. So lovely!



The "how-to's" are written on my personal blog post.

I used the left over pieces from the card above. This was a VERY EASY CARD to make, and quick, too! The dragonfly is actually a gold glossy, not mirror, in order to obtain a bit more texture:


Tonic's Thinking of You mini die set makes this an all occasion card, suitable for just about any need.


Another peek at the glossy fire in contrast to "mere" glossy cardstock:



I enjoyed a great time making these projects, and hope to have inspired you to try special papers in your creations if you haven't already. After all, every crafter NEEDS more paper! (laughing)

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Thank you for popping by today!

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Wishing you Loveliness always...


Paige Allen on March 04 2019 at 05:25AM

I love dragonfly

Vicki P on April 29 2018 at 05:58PM

WOW!! These are really quite amazing! Really love the gorgeous sparkle!!

Carla Hundley on April 29 2018 at 05:58PM

Beautiful card and the
papers are gorgeous! Love
the Dragonfly.
Carla from Utah

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