Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Dragonfly Dreams

Today's card was made for the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #421 with "Flying Things" as the optional twist.  I was going to make a masculine card using aircraft but I came across this older stamp set and decided to use the dragonfly instead.

Dragonfly Dreams is a two-step stamp, so I used two ink colors to stamp the first step (body & solid wings) and when the ink was dry, I stamped with gold ink using the second stamp (body and veined wings). I fussy cut the image. A panel was die cut to give the edge some stitching and adhered to a white card base. I took a scrap of white cardstock and colored it using the direct-to-paper technique with the gold ink pad. The two strips were cut from the scrap and added. The corrugated cardboard was distressed and adhered. A small square was added along with the dragonfly image using foam tape for dimension and to lift the wings. The clear droplets were added. The inside was decorated with matching paper.

We welcome all skill levels at Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenges so visit our blog and play along with #421. This challenge begins on Tuesday, August 13, and runs through Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams
Inks: Stampin' Up! Island Indigo, Tempting Turquoise; Delicata Gold
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Island Indigo
Paper: DCWV (Corrugated)
Die: Whimsy Stitched Zigzag Rectangles
Misc.: Clear droplets and foam tape from stash


  1. I really love the textural quality of this card, and the clear droplets are a touch of genius! Great job, Mel - once again!

  2. Oh wow, that is stunning Melanie! I love the corrugated paper under your dragonfly and the colors are perfect! :)