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Dragonfly Fancy Die by Hero Arts


I am so in love with this Dragonfly Fancy Die from Hero Arts—it’s detailed but not crazy detailed so you don’t have to baby it when you die cut it from your machine, and it looks good just about every way you try.

I’ve cut it from black paper, white cardstock, glitter paper, metallic paper, vellum, sticker paper, patterned paper, watercolor paper and more. It’s so versatile and you can get a lot of uses from it. I think it’s a beautiful way to do Sympathy, Thinking of You, Birthday and Hello cards. To make this dragonfly, I die cut the insect from gold metallic paper and used acetate (dripped with alcohol inks) as the wings.

For my cards, I’ve left off the sentiment to be stamped inside later. I think the gold glitter paste with the stencil and the dragonfly is all the card front needs. It’s pretty striking on its own. I love how the acetate/alcohol inks give it a stained glass look.

For this card, I die cut the dragonfly from black paper and used some Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors dripped onto watercolor paper for the wing backing. It’s definitely a different look, but still striking in a different way. The pool card and gold stenciling is the same as the first card.

A Blog Named Hero is back! They have a new challenge up and two prizes available…the theme is Use Your Fave Hero Arts and since this Dragonfly die is now officially my fave, I’m entering the top card with the gold dragonfly in the challenge. You can join me here.

Pop over to my blog to see more dragonflies with different papers and wings on this post at Glitter in my Kitchen.

Happy Wednesday!

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code DLT15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.





Author: craftychark

Loves reading, crafting, writing and The Wizard of Oz.

5 thoughts on “Dragonfly Fancy Die by Hero Arts

  1. These dragonflies looks gorgeous! The die is wonderful indeed.

  2. I really love the stained-glass effect of the acetate–gorgeous! Both cards are really pretty. Tfs! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  3. Great card and I love your dragonfly. So pretty and shiny! Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero.

  4. This is Karen Bull, a design team member from A Blog Named Hero. The dragonfly die is the best and I love the layering you did for this card. Additionally, the gold glitter in the background is fantastic! Thank you for playing along this month! Find me on instagram @karenzbull

  5. So pretty! That gold dragonfly with the stained glass look wings is pretty enough to wear as jewelry! Swoon!

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