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Memory Box Graceful Cattails, Dragonfly Stems and Tall Grassy Stems Corners…

Monday greetings everyone! Back with a masculine birthday card…very Summer-ish!

I had fun playing with the Distress Oxide inks again on Mixed Media card-stock.  I blended the ink on with the ink blending tool and then spritzed it with a mister bottle of water.

At first I didn’t like it so it’s taken me a few weeks to finish this.  I’m glad I persevered! lol  Always nice to have a man card in the stash!

I used the following dies…the Dragonfly Stems Corners are layered on top of the Grassy Stems Corners.

Graceful Cattails

Dragonfly Stems Left Corner

Tall Grassy Stems Left Corner

Dragonfly Stems Right Corner

Tall Grassy Stems Right Corner

Scribble Happy Birthday

I die cut everything from Mixed Media Card-stock and colored them except for the happy birthday sentiment.  I cut it from black 2mm craft foam and black card-stock. I glued the card-stock cuts to the foam and then glued them to the card after I assembled all the scene pieces.

This ended up a little over a 5 ½ inch square card. I get my square envelopes HERE.

Linking up to some challenges…

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge – Butterflies, Bees and Bugs

Word Art Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

*** I bought some new paint brushes at Dick Blick and thought I’d share that it’s free shipping there now on a $35 purchase…a great deal for Copic markers, paint brushes, paints, pencils, Mixed Media card-stock pads, Watercolor paper and so much more!  It’s nice to be able to order sets or just ones when you need to replace a short color pencil or get Copic refills etc.  Appreciate this lower shipping option! Thanks for shopping through my links!  I appreciate it so much! ***

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoying Summer here right now..the humidity isn’t so bad!  yay!






14 thoughts on “Memory Box Graceful Cattails, Dragonfly Stems and Tall Grassy Stems Corners…

  1. Beautiful card with the gorgeous blue background! Love the dragon flies and perfect sentiment! A perfect masculine bday card!

  2. Wowzers…very, very and very nice. Love the background and the dragonflies and cattails. So awesome!!!

  3. Love the card. I bought the memory box cattail die because I saw it on another card. Now I can use it again and do one like this.

  4. Fantastic birthday card! Love the cattails and the dragonflies!
    Thanks for getting buggy with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

  5. I love this one Pam!!! Cards for men are so hard!! I still haven’t broken down and purchased the Oxides yet. I keep telling myself-use what I have and quit buying more stuff-ha ha!!!

  6. Oooooh that is a pretty one! Or should I say “handsome” one! haha! Either way, I love it! The background with the Oxide inks looks wonderful!!

  7. Pam, this card is utterly gorgeous. I have some of those ink pads coming and love those dies. I’ve said it before. You make magic.

  8. Holy goodness gracious, it’s fabulous! The inking, the dies, all of it. I’m sure glad you finished it because it’s some amazing inspiration. BTW, you have to quit sending me all over the place looking at stuff. I whiled away quite a bit of time looking at envelopes. Sheesh! Bookmarked!

  9. Oh what a great card! I love all the details! So many great dies! I also get most of my refills of paper, markers, pencils, etc from Dick Blick. They have excellent prices! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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