Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up! Dragonflies for Happy Inkin’ Thursday

Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

I’m sharing some Dragonflies on my card today for our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.  And here is our sketch:

Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop Sketch Challenge March 30
Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams Dragonflies by Cardiology by Jari

Our sketch this week gives us a starting point and guidelines for each sketch, so I really try to work with it as much as possible.  If you notice in the sketch it has 2 panels on the front, with one looking like a different color than the other.  I chose to use the same paper, but cut it so that it looks a little like it is two different panels of DSP.  I used one of the sheets from Falling In Love DSP and cut it so that the part of the paper with less design is on the top portion and the part with more design was on the bottom!  They were adhered to a panel of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  Then, a length of Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon was adhered where the two panels met.  

Stampin' Up D!ragonfly Dreams Dragonflies by Cardiology by Jari

I recently saw a card on Pinterest with dragonflies created using Vellum card stock, so I decided to try it, too.  You can see the card HERE.  The stamper used Watercolor Pencils, and since I knew they were not orderable from Stampin’ Up! right now, I decided to try using my Blender pen and inks on the Vellum.  I cut a rectangle of the Vellum and began coloring with Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand and Sweet Sugarplum inks, blending the colors as I went. Once it was dry, I just die cut it with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets Die.  

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams Dragonflies by Cardiology by Jari

My sentiment, from Dragonfly Dreams, was stamped in Sahara Sand on Very Vanilla, and die cut with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelit Die. Then, I adhered the sentiment oval to a Blushing Bride scalloped oval and attached a Lace Doily to the back side with glue. The dragonflies were attached with glue dots just under the heads.  I cut a length of Silver Metallic Thread and attached it to the back of the sentiment ovals with some Glue Dots, then popped that panel onto the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The Falling In Love Embellishment added the finishing touch to the front. 

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams Dragonflies by Cardiology by Jari

I pulled out the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment from the Oh So Succulent stamp set and stamped it in Sahara Sand ink. Then, I added a strip of the DSP left over from the front for the bottom of the panel.  

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams Dragonflies by Cardiology by Jari

A complete list of supplies as well as card stock cuts for this project will be at the end of my post.



Now, for more of the hop.  Time to head over to see what Kristi has created for us today.


Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


Here is our team: 

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy


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Card stock cuts for Butterflies project

Very Vanilla base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; scored at 4 1/4;  oval 3 1/2 x 2 3/4; inside panel 5 1/8 x 3 7/8

Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper 5 1/4 x 4

Blushing Bride card stock for oval 3 3/4 x 2 3/4; for inside panel 5 1/4 x 4

Falling In Love Designer Series Paper top panel 5 1/8 x 2 1/8; bottom panel 5 1/8 x 1 3/4; strip for inside 1/2 x 5 1/8; for envelope flap 2 1/4 x 6

Vellum card stock 4 x 4


Stampin’ Up! products needed to create project


Blender Pens


Big Shot


Glue Dots



Thanks for joining us today, see you next time!


  1. Mary | | Reply

    Beautiful, Jari! The vellum dragonflies are stunningly pretty! I just love this card! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thanks, Mary, they were fun to try out. I may try it again with some watercolor paper!

  2. Karen Finkle | | Reply

    Excellent creating, Jari! Your card contains all of my favorite SU products. So feminine. Do you mail the card with that embellishment or hand deliver?

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Hi Karen, thanks! Yes, I would mail it with extra postage and ask the postal worker to hand stamp it. Or, a little extra sheet of paper could be put on top before putting it in the envelope.

  3. Lora G | | Reply

    The vellum dragonflies are very pretty, great idea and they turned out so nice.

    What collection is the scallop oval dies from?

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thanks, Lora!

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      The scaloped dies are from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, sorry, I did not notice this at first! 🙂

  4. Shelagh Freemantle | | Reply

    What pretty card … love the vellum dragonflies . What a fabulous idea … I may have to give that a try . You really went all out here !

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thanks so much, Shelagh. I am happy with the results of the vellum, too!

  5. Jaimie | | Reply

    Really really cool technique on those dragonflies. It gives the best coloring effect! Love it!

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thanks so much, Jaimie!

  6. Lora G | | Reply

    Thanks, Jari, The stitched dies are my favorite. I do have a set of the ovals and forget to use them, I like the added touch.

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      You are so welcome, and thanks for your sweet comments! 🙂

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