Sunday 27 August 2017

The Paper Players 359 - DT card

Welcome to another challenge from The Paper Players. This week, we have a sketch to get your mojo going.

I liked this sketch so much that I made two cards for it and have spent most of the morning deciding which one I liked the most! In the end, it was this one with the bokeh background that won the day. The other was a Christmas card and it seemed just too soon for that!

The dragonfly has Wink of Stella wings and some rhinestone back dots and is sitting on a bed of silver metallic thread, atop a vellum circle.

We'd love you to join us at The Paper Players. If you do, please remember these simple rules.

  1. Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!
If you'd like to play along with us, get your entry in by Friday September 1, noon PST. We'd love to see what you do with this sketch.

This card was also inspired by the colour challenge at Global Design Project.

If you hurry, you might just sneak in there before the deadline too!

If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a demonstrator, please contact me. I'd love to help you out with ideas and Stampin' Up supplies. You can reach me through messaging me on my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog, or by leaving me a comment below.

Card: Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Shimmery white cardstock, Whisper White, vellum
Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams, Lift Me Up
Inks: Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay, White craft ink
Other: Silver metallic thread, sponge dauber and mask, SSS curved stitched die, dimensionals, Layering Circle framelits, Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, clear Wink of Stella, rhinestones.


  1. Jan, I agree - it seems much to soon to be creating Christmas cards, I am certainly not ready to give up on summer yet! :-) I love your dragonfly card especially against that lovely background. Great use of the sketch

  2. I had a flurry of Christmas card creating last week Jan but this week seem to be back to normal - it does feel strange creating for Christmas in August, but I guess it will be here soon enough! I love the soft bokeh background you created for your dancing dragonflies Jan - love the addition of the rhinestones and silver twine too. Gorgeous!

  3. I love how you've used a lot of different techniques and details in such a harmonious way. That background is just beautiful!

  4. Awesome card the bit of bling!

  5. Oh this background is gorgeous, Jan! Such a lovely use of those colors and the dragonflies are beautiful. Great spot on finding that sentiment--it's perfect for this card! Fabulous use of the sketch, my friend.

  6. I have never tried this background, but I love the way you used the colors from the challenge for it! And your dragonflies are stunning!

  7. Jan this is fabulous! Love the beautiful bokeh background, the elegant dragonflies, and of course, all those jewels! A truly special card!

  8. Such a stunning card! I just love those gorgeous dragonflies!

  9. Jan, I adore that gorgeous bokeh background! The sentiment is just fabulous to showcase those beautiful dragonflies! The rhinestones and silver thread are lovely accents! I hope you are having a great week, My Friend! XX

  10. Jan, your bokeh background is fabulous! I need to practice that technique! Love the dragonflies and your cluster of vellum and thread nest is a perfect compliment. I'm grateful for those dragonflies...they eat the mosquitoes around here!

  11. Such pretty dragonflies and the colours are FABulous!!