Dragonfly Garden Step-by-Step

Did you know? In some cultures, the dragonfly is a symbol for good luck and prosperity—perhaps because dragonflies hovering over the water meant fish were below. We love them for their jewel tones and luminous wings—so pretty! 
CASUAL
To begin creating our dragonfly cards, start simple. Fold Basic White Cardstock in half; add layers of Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper to the card front plus a floral image and sentiment stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock using Jet Black StazOn ink
The dragonfly is the crowning touch of this card, but how did we make it? Piece of cake! We sized the dragonflies on our Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper to fit the Dragonfly Punch, so you can easily “capture” them for use as accents on cards and other projects. 
Simply punch your favorite dragonfly from the Designer Series Paper and adhere it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals; it almost appears to hover above the paper! This classy card takes only minutes to create—making it perfect for a casual crafter workshop. 
AVID
Step up our second card by adhering an additional layer of Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper. We also added a little color to the stamped floral image using Water Painters. The Bumblebee and Pear Pizzazz inks really brighten the flower and bring it to life. 
ARTFULLY AVID
Our most detailed card features another layer of fun Designer Series Paper, plus some additional color for the stamped floral image. This time we chose Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, and Mossy Meadow. Once the stamped piece was dry, we embossed it using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. We think the extra dimension and depth add the perfect touch to this beautiful, nature lovers card.

Published by vandacreations

Just love to make greeting cards and other paper art and crafts! Having lots of fun, too much maybe? Teaching and inspiring others to be creative is my other love so here's my way to share!

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