Sunday, 16 July 2017

Dragonfly Hi

... my card says hello but the image is called Dragonfly Hi
It's a cute freebie (on FB group) by Createful Heart Digis & Designs.

This fancy fold is called a Shadow Box card and was made using a cut file with my Silhouette Cameo.  I opened the file in Silhouette Design Studio and placed the digital stamp on the back panel, printed it on pale blue textured cardstock, heat set, cut with my Cameo then started colouring.  I coloured the eye with a combination of white pencil and Copic markers.  The dragonfly and foliage were coloured with Copic markers.

Once the ink was dry, I added a delicate sparkle to the wings with my Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush and a generous dollop of Glossy Accents to the eye to give it dimension and shine.
I'm thrilled with how the wings turned out.

I decorated around the image, inside and out, with layered die cut foliage.

 The cool thing about these fancy folds is that the card folds flat for mailing.

Createful Hearts Digis - Dragonfly Hi
FREE digital stamp - Createful Heart Digis & Design FB Group
Copic markers - body - B0000-000-01-12-14
Copic markers - wings - B0000 V0000 R0000 Y0000
Copic markers - harness - E55 E57 E59
Copic markers - foliage - YG0000 YG01 YG03
Copic markers - eyes - C00 C0 C1
Prismacolor Pencil - eyes - white PC938
Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush - sparkling wings
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Shadow Box Card cut file - Design ID #26664 
American Crafts - 12x12 weave cardstock - Pastel - pale blue
American Crafts - 12x12 weave cardstock - Winter - darker blue
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft Decoratibe Dies - Foliage
Helmar 450 Quick Dry liquid adhesive - to adhere sides & layers
Tombow Mono Multi liquid adhesive - to adhere sentiment & foliage


Sending a big Thank You to Createful Heart Digis & Design for the free digital stamp that I used today.  I am hoping that my card will bring a smile when it arrives.


I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):


2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge #4 - Anything with critters Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog - I for Insects


  1. What an excellent card :-) Love the little guy... his shiny wings and eye are perfect. That card design is so cool... I assume it goes flat for posting ?? :-D
    Thank you for playing at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    IKE x

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    1. Thank You Ike :)
      Yes, it folds flat, making it for a fun surprise when opened and so easy to display too.

  2. Super work!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  3. Love your card, Tracy! You have come a long way with the tools you have since our message board days. I am so happy for you to have them! You certainly do put them to good use!

    1. Thank You Marianne :)
      Yes, my tools and style sure has changed since Fiskateers ... still love my punches though! I look forward to seeing more of your work, as you must be making magic happen with your markers!

  4. When you say you heat set it, do you mean emboss? Just curious. I am still kind of struggling printing digi stamps. Love your card design. Love the details on the dragonfly. Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Friends Forever Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle B.

    1. Thank You Maria :)
      No, not embossing, when I heat set the image it means that I have zapped it with my heat tool. I do that even when using laser / toner printer. I find that even if I use the laser printer on X-Press It blending card, I still get toner bleed with my Copic markers and heat setting has eliminated that problem for me. This card was a real change for me, as I printed it on textured cardstock using an inkjet printer, so heat setting was doubly important.
      I will try to leave a message for you on your blog and wish you luck with your colouring!

    2. Thank you, Tracy for responding to my question and posting your answer on my blog. I own an inkjet printer. I notice the bleeding that is why I print the images on a laser printer now. Do I still zap the images with the heat gun even if I've printed the images for a while? I hope you don't get tired with my questions.-Maria Giselle

    3. It is a pleasure to answer your questions Maria Giselle :)
      Yes, I still heat set my images when using the laser printer. I didn't have a problem when I was getting the images printed at Officeworks but when we got a laser printer of our own, I still got toner bleed, especially with images that had larger areas of toner. I have found that it is a habit now to heat set them all and I not experienced any problems since, especially when colouring faces ... I'm shaking my head remembering the nightmare it was when colouring skin and smiling happily to have found a solution that works.
      Good Luck with your colouring!

  5. That dragonfly is such fun, I utterly love it. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  6. This is so sweet! The sparkle is amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!

  7. Oh my goodness what a fabulous design've coloured up this beautiful little dragonfly to perfection...thank you for sharing with us at Scrapbook Stamp Society! Good luck!
    Take care,

  8. Beautiful card Tracy, love the cute dragonfly. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  9. Love your card, Tracy!
    Thank you very much for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

  10. oooooh, Tracy, this is so beautiful! I love the happy dragonfly, and the fabulous bold blue colors. Especially, however, I like the design - so dimensional! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for joining us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  11. Back again....just love this. Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://

  12. This is so beautiful Tracy! I love the touch of glitter in her wings:) Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie

  13. So cute! Reminds me of "A Bug's Life"

  14. This is super cute, I love the fold you made. Thanks so much for playing along at our Die Cuts/Punches challenge at The Paper Shelter. Hugs:)
    Audrey DT

  15. This is such a cute, fun dragonfly - love the glimmer on those wings! Thanks so much, for playing along, Tracy!

  16. I just love that Dragon Fly, loving your colours.
    Thanks for joining us over at PENNY'S.
    Jean xx

  17. Love that adorable dragonfly and you have colored it beautifully. Love the shimmer. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!!

  18. This is lovely thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Catz. And good luck, hope to see you again soon.
    Caz CC DT.
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  19. Tracy, this is adorable. I might have to go pick up the freebie ;) Thanks for sharing this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT member

  20. Great shadow box card - a very clever project.

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x

  21. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies too.

    Helen x

  22. This is so adorable!! The image is super cute and your coloring is fabulous, specially that sparkle on the wings!! one can never have too much sparkle! Thanks for playing with LTSCB.


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