Thursday, November 12, 2020

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Garden for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


Welcome to the Happy Inkin' Thursday blog hop. You're in for a treat if you have never visited before. It's a weekly challenge and this week we have a sketch challenge.

Here is what I created for it using the upcoming Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set.

My card base is Misty Moonlight, which I embossed the bottom with one of the Meadow Moments EF's. I received them as a birthday gift and I was delighted!

All the Dragonfly ingredients will be available in the new  2021 Mini Catalog. I attended OnStage@Home this past weekend and, as a demonstrator, was given the opportunity to pre-order the bundle in time for the event. 

I cut a piece of patterned paper from the upcoming Dandy Garden DSP 6 x 6 pack and adhered it to the front with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment and dragonfly in Misty Moonlight on scrap Whisper White card stock. I used the upcoming Dragonflies Punch to punch out the dragonfly and one of the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch to punch out the sentiment. Both the image and the sentiment are from the upcoming set. I adhered them with Stampin' Dimensionals. I added three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (Misty Moonlight) and the card front was done.

For the inside...

I cut a piece of the same DSP 5 1/4" x 4",  cut the center out with the largest die from Stitched Nested Labels and adhered it to a piece of Whisper White card stock 5" x 3 3/4". I adhered that to the card base and then stamped it with a sentiment from the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set, using Misty Moonlight ink.

The envelope received more DSP and a dragonfly.

I'm entering my card at Tuesday Throwdown #469 and #470. They have two challenge themes and mine is for the "Sending Thanks." Also, Always Fun Challenge #188 is a "thank you" theme. Dragonfly Journeys #140 has a "thank you" theme as well. Dream Valley Challenge #236 fits the bill of Dies and/or Punches.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you'll have time to hop.

Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Akiko. Clicking on the names listed below will take you directly to the other team members and their projects.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle – you are here!


  1. This is beautiful Karen inside and out :) The embossing background is perfect with this. Love those dragonflies.

  2. So pretty Karen! Love that designer paper, great sentiments too! :)

  3. This is so pretty!! I love the monochromatic look and that touch of embossing at the bottom is perfect with the paper!😊

  4. Love that Misty Moonlight with the dragonfly. Beautiful inside and out!

  5. Such a great use of the new stamp set and DSP. Very nice!

  6. Perfect for our Challenge!
    So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC

    1. Thank you, Jackie, for leaving a comment on behalf of AFC.

  7. Hi Karen!

    This is so very pretty and thank you for the sweet email as well. I just love this color, it's kind of denim-like and I love the name of it too. Well of course the gorgeous dragonfly steals the show here for me with the details of that strip of embossed paper and the matching envelope are just the perfect touch. You rocked it as usual girlfriend and thanks so much for joining my "Thank You" challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys


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