After showing you a couple of card examples using the bee in the Dragonfly Dreams stamp and thinlits bundle, I promised there were some dragonflies coming up! In the recent Stampy Wacker group swap, I received two beautiful cards using one of the dragonfly dies:
Card #1 was made by Denise Waddell, our “Grandma” and leader in the Stampy Wacker group.
I just love what she did here; a small panel of watercolor paper swashed with the AquaPainter and refill inks in Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and Old Olive:
The little strand of Gold Metallic Thread is a bit of sparkle that adds so much to this design.
I’m not sure who designed card #2, so I’ll have to venture a guess on the techniques used here:
First, the front panel of the Pear Pizzazz card has been folded back on itself to create a flap for the design panel to be attached to. Second, the dragonfly thinlits have been cut from Soft Suede cardstock, and Craft White ink applied to the middle of the dragonflies, which have then been sprayed with Bermuda Bay ink. This is genius, because it gives the images the look of oxidized metal. A die cut of the larger solid dragonfly has been utilized as a mask for sponging Delightful Dijon ink for a muted background.
Here is the color scheme of card #2:
A really lovely and unique combination!
Here are the main products used on both dragonfly swap cards. Click on any picture for more information or to order online. The current Hostess Code is YFMRFSS3; use it and I will send you a reusable, hand-stamped thank you card (allow Demonstrator contact so I’ll know where to send it!)
More dragonfly swap cards will be forthcoming since there are larger singles in the stamp and die sets to work with!