Graceful Shimmery Dragonfly for The Joy of Sets Challenge #JOSTTT001

I am a member of a most delightful Facebook group called The Joy of Sets. This year, there is a new blog with monthly challenges. Check out their website HERE.  The January challenge #JOSTTT001 is Tic Tac Toe:
jos jan 19 challengeI decided to go right down the middle – Twine, Circle, Blue. I chose two of my favorite shades of blue – Night of Navy and Pool Party. I colored both the Graceful Glass Vellum DSP and plain Vellum with Stampin’ Blends of the same colors. I stamped the Pool Party layer with the Crackle Paint background stamp available in the new 2019 Occasions Catalog. I then punched the large circle out of it with a 2 1/2″ Circle punch and wrapped the twine around the base layer. I took the piece I punched out, turned it around to the unstamped side and punched that with the 2 1/4″ Circle punch so there would be a border of Night of Navy when I glued it back down. I used the same 2 1/4″ size to punch out the Graceful Glass vellum and layered it on top using glue dots.  I like the look of it with that part recessed down and the dragonfly and smaller circle punches popped up…just wish it would photograph better. I made a sweet bow with the twine and adhered it with a glue dot to complete the challenge. I gussied it up with Rhinestones colored with the Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends marker and I added Wink of Stella to the dragonfly, smallest vellum circle and the middle of the Graceful Glass design. I am very happy with this card…I might just send it to myself!

graceful shimmery dragonfly
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams, Crackle Paint
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Pool Party, Whisper White, Vellum
Designer Series Paper:  Graceful Glass Vellum
Ink:  Night of Navy, Pool Party
Stampin’ Blends:  Dark Night of Navy, Dark Pool Party
Lovelies:  Pool Party Baker’s Twine*, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Wink of Stella
Tools:  3/4″, 1”, 2  1/4” & 2 1/2”** Circle Punches, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform
*Retired Product
**Non Stampin’ Up Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!

12 thoughts on “Graceful Shimmery Dragonfly for The Joy of Sets Challenge #JOSTTT001

  1. Jennifer,

    I just came over from SC to see the details of your Geared Up card. I have been browsing through your blog and came across this card. I just wanted to let you know that I think it is one of the prettiest cards I’ve seen with the dragonflies. I love how you incorporated the vellum DSP and stamped vellum. Truly a gorgeous card!

    BTW, I am also a member of the group Joy of Sets, but I am in so many groups I need to pare down so I can focus on the ones that are worth participating in!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful inspiration!

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    • Thank you for your sweet note! I love dragonflies so much – they are my wall decorations in my living room. I agree with the number of groups – I “unfollowed” a lot of them and currently just follow Joy of Sets, Paper Pumpkin, and Demonstrator Planning Place. I still get to see gorgeous inspiration but without saturating my brain 🙂

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