Monday, August 30, 2021

Art Nouveau Dragonfly Birthday card for Bitten by the Bug 2

Good morning and welcome to the latest Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge. The theme this time around is birthday.  I had the the dragonfly cut in my stash.  Luckily, I still had some of the same papers to create the rest of the card. I had the same coral card stock from the center of the dragonfly.  I used it and the same brown to cut the sentiment using the Art Nouveau font.

I was also able to match the yellow Bazzill card stock exactly.  I found the teal shimmer made a great card base.  The reason I didn't use this cut in the first place was the size.  It is 7" across. I must have added the brown shadow after the fact and didn't quite account for the extra dimension.  

Fast forward a couple of years and slimline cards are all the rage!  Yeah me!  Now I had this great cut.  I also have some slimline dies in my stash.  I used a stitched slimline panel while allowing .25" of the teal shimmer to be revealed on the top and bottom.  The final dimensions are 4" x 8.5".

Cricut Art Nouveau images and font
Tutti Designs Stitched Slimline die
misc card stock including glitter, shimmer and Bazzill

Don't forget to play along with Bitten by the Bug 2 for the next two weeks with any Birthday project.  Be sure and use your Cricut..

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by 



  1. Your card is so pretty. The teal sparkle sure does make it pop. It sure is fun when everything comes together.

  2. Wonderful artsy look.
    Melissa BBTB2 Design Team 2021
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. It makes the perfect slimline card. You have made some beautiful cards with that cartridge.

  4. Wow and wow! I really love your use of dies and colored card here. Your card has a very unique look and you've captured the art nouveau feel perfectly. I just keep staring at all the detail and colors!! Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

  5. This card is fantastic! I love Art Nouveau! So pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at International Art & Soul

    Chriss - DT- INAS

  6. Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  7. This looks really great. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  8. Thank you for playing along this week at International Art & Soul. I sure hope to see you back again very soon!!!


    International Art & Soul DT

  9. My word, this is gorgeous! What a sophisticated, absolutely beautiful turn of 20th century inspired gem of a card. Love it to bits!

    Autumn Zenith �� Witchcrafted Life

  10. Wow! This is so fabulous! Love it. Dorlene

  11. Lovely project. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for

  12. Our DT loved your fun design and great use of a coloured card base and selected it for an honourable mention in our TIME OUT challenge. Congratulations and we are looking forward to you taking some TIME OUT to play along with us again in future challenges :)