This week's challenge at Less is More is a colour challenge - black, metallic + one. The theme at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge is a CAS one too, Anything Goes with a twist - Clean and Simple. And because I delved into my snippets box for all the card I used on this, I'm also joining in at the Snippets Playground.
My snippets box has lots of lovely scraps of metallic card away - I can never throw away even the tiniest scrap, I can't part with shiny things! (Hence my jewellery box is crammed with out-of-date costume jewellery and odd earrings.... maybe I should use them as embellishments?) The lovely deep blue metallic card is a scrap that's been in there for years, and I picked out a scrap of pale blue card to go with it and cut and embossed them with a Spellbinders dragonfly die set. I don't think the novelty of using a die cutting machine to transform a scrap of card that looks too small to be worth keeping into an object of beauty! I mounted my dragonfly onto a square of black card, corners rounded and embossed with the Cuttlebug Swirls folder.
It's quite hard to see the dark metallic card on my photos, as I am still learning how to use the light box "studio" I got for Christmas and haven't yet worked out the best camera settings to use with it, but in real life the contrast, with the metal glinting through the wings, looks really dramatic!
I finished it by stamping the word "dragonfly", just in case it forgets what it is....