Dragonfly Dreams for Freshly Made Sketches

Dragonfly Dreams is one of the sets which spoke my name when I first opened up the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  A lover of art nouveau, dragonflies have always been one of my favorite images.  And what better sketch to show off this winged beauty than Jen Mitchell’s classic sketch for Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #268.  Enjoy today’s card.

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This card measure 5-1/4″ square when folded.

Every card deserves a good foundation, and Jen’s sketch provides just that.  I used patterns from the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper Collection, matted onto Gold Foil.  The colors of these papers are so soft and subtle.  The Gold Foil adds just the perfect touch of elegance.


The Soft Suede Dragonfly was popped on top of a Gold Foil specimen, which had been created with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  Of course, every dragonfly deserves Pearls, so I added a few on the tail.

Metallic Gold Thread and Gold 1/4″ Natural Trim ribbon complete the look.

Occasions 2017 Shares

Are you looking for the 2017 Occasions Catalog Share information?  Look no more! Just CLICK HERE to read all about it!  If you need a catalog, don’t hesitate to email me at:  [email protected]

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  I am so in love with this sketch.  I used it for my previous card, and I am sure that I will use it again.  And how about this dragonfly!  I did have a little help with today’s design.  Or maybe it was a hindrance more than a help.  How could I resist this face?  He could not wait for me to finish up and go play with him.

As always, if you ever have any questions about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…



  1. I love this card. Do you happen to know the dimensions of the 2nd layer with the bokeh print. I know the card is 5 1/4 square. I finally was able to get a hold of some pieces of this retired DSP and would love to have this card made and ready for that special occasion. It is a beauty.

  2. Love your style!

  3. OMG!! This is gorgeous!!! Love the assortment of papers! WOW!!!

  4. Ann,

    Happy New Year!
    I took a little break from blogging and enjoyed my LONG vacation break (Dec 16 – Jan 3). I did however go back browse at all your creations from my absence. FABULOUS of course. Your dragon fly is gorgeous… love the sketch too. and the DSP background reminds me of a screen door it landed on. right?
    Your carrousel horse is beautiful! love the colored flags below… such a great touch.
    I especially liked the story about your mom…. I make a vanilla bark, pretzel, peanut cookie/candy…. so stinkin’ easy. Melt on the stove over low heat… stir in the broken pretzels and peanuts and drop on waxed paper. They set up in about 10 minutes… done! I like the white choc best for these but you can make either. Don’t you cherish your mom’s handwritten stuff. I sure do.
    Of course your helper’s face is just the cutest! Hugs.

  5. Fabulous, fabulous card, Ann! That dragonfly is gorgeous and the layers and patterns you’ve used work perfectly! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  6. What a stunning card. And, a cute ‘helper!’

  7. I love dragonflys and this so beautiful.

  8. Your card creations are always gorgeous!

  9. So very lovely! I like the way you’ve used the gold thread like a fan behind the stunning dragonfly.

  10. Wow! Just wow! Although I can’t say I’m overly fond of insects I will admit that I secretly like dragonflies. 🙂 And look how gorgeous this one looks surrounded by all that gold! Such a beautiful take on the sketch. I’m so glad you shared this with us at FMS! Happy new year!

  11. Personally I love Dragon Flies. With the Gold Foil Paper this cards is beautiful.

    That face of Jackie is so precious!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous card! And that face!

  13. Your card is so perfectly executed. It evokes a feeling of peacefulness. The colors, papers, embellishments and dragonfly all work so beautifully together. Wow!

  14. STUNNING! Looks like this stamp set and thinlets are calling my name, too! Oh, my, so is this card asking me to C.A.S.E. it, with your permission, of course!?

  15. The touches of gold and bokeh paper really turn on the glam!

  16. This is an absolutely “knockout” work of art, Ann!!! LOVE IT!!!!!
    Diane Gil

  17. Soooo beautiful!!!

  18. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card Ann!!!!!

  19. OMGosh, Ann! This dragonfly beauty is just stunning! Love the layers & colours! Hugs, Sharon

  20. Dang! This is absolutely gorgeous, Ann! Great showcase for that paper, but a pearled dragonfly is just the best!

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