Inspired by Crafty Friends

Inspired by Crafty Friends

I have met some pretty wonderful people through scrapbooking. They are fun, interesting, and downright inspiring.

Take my friend Jen from Caffeinated Papercuts. She’s a riot at crops, full of energy and good humor. She’s also the owner of an adorable etsy shop filled with cute and useful handmade items, from things like gift tags and decorated coasters to wedding invitations.

Anyway, she taught her very first class at the last crop I went to, and she did an awesome job demonstrating a lot of Tim Holtz inspired techniques. ( I posted the page I made in her class here, and you all loved it!)

So, today’s card is based on that class.

Tim Holtz inspired Dragonlfy


Rather than the red, orange, and brown for the fall leaves pages, this uses pink and blues and green. Plus, once I got done, I realized it needed shine (after all it is a dragonfly!) so put a thin coat of water color iridescent medium over the top to give it some sparkle.

The most useful thing I got from Jen’s class? A reminder to layer images. Adding foam dots to a fussy cut image, adding some cute patterned paper? Those are things Jen would do. I know HOW to do it, it’s just I don’t always put things together that way. When I do, I LOVE how they turn out. Thanks for the inspiration Jen!

What do you think?