The Dragonfly Garden Bundle is one of my favorite sets in the new Mini Catalog that went live today (January 5th, 2021). I think everyone is mesmerized by the iridescent beauty of a dragonfly with its delicate wings. There are so many ways to make this dragonfly come alive.
I’ll show you some samples of cards that I made using this beautiful set. I’ll tell you about the different products that I used so that you can recreate these on your own. Let me know in the comments which one is your favorite.
For this card I stamped the dragonfly in Momento ink (3132708) and punched him out with the dragonfly punch (Bundle #156224). I colored his wings with Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends (#154888). From Bumble Bee cardstock I used one of the Ornate Layer Dies (#152726) to make the pretty frame. The white cardstock is embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder (#152725). The flowers are stamped in Momento and colored with Stampin’ Blends – Mango Melody (#154888), Balmy Blue (#154830) and Granny Apple Green (#154885). I made my own DSP behind the flowers using the dot stamp from the Dressed to Impress stamp set (#151666) and Bumble Bee ink.
For this card I used the Scripty 3D embossing folder, 2 of the Layering Square dies, and the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.
The Dragonfly was stamped in Memento and his wings colored with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. The DSP behind the dragonfly is from a retired pack. (I’m terrible about hoarding DSP since it’s only available for a year. But, I’m getting better a piece at a time.) 😉
Cardstock colors are Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry. The sentiment is from the Dragonfly stamp set. The square with the dragonfly is popped up on dimensionals.
This is probably my favorite Dragonfly card. I love the mix of Garden Green and Pretty Peacock. The beautiful Forever Greenery DSP is just perfect with this card.
Of course every dragonfly needs some kind of bling to be true to his natural beauty. So, gold embossing over the Pretty Peacock is very fitting and quite striking.
The Greenery embossing folder adds just a touch of interest and texture behind the dragonfly. A one inch circle in Crumb Cake with a scallopped border of Pretty Peacock are perfect for showcading the sentiment from the dragonfly stampset.
The flowers were stamped in Crumb Cake and the little dragonfly from the punch was adhered near the flowers.
The large dragonfly was popped up using 2 mini dimensionals. The wings were gently folded upwards from his body on either side to appear more lifelike.
Here are the dimensions for this card with Forever Greenery: card base is 11 × 4 1/2 inches scored at 5 1/2. You then cut off 2 1/4 inches. For the left side you will need a piece of Pretty Peacock cut 3 x 4 inches along with the DSP cut 2 3/16 x 3 13/16. For the rectangle that you adhere to the card base the measurements are: Very Vanilla- 2 1/2 x 3 3/4, Pretty Peacock- 2 1/4 x 3 1/2, and Garden Green- 2 1/16 x 3 5/16
The subtle Crumb Cake backdrop really let’s the dragonfly be the center of attention in this card. Crumb Cake ink was used to stamp the flowers as well.
The background behind the dragonfly was achieved by crumpling up plastic wrap and dabbing the plastic wrap into the ink pad. Granny Apple Green was the primary ink used but “splashes” of Pacific Point were also used.
An oval from the Layering Oval dies was used in Pear Pizzaz to frame the dragonfly. The sentiment was stamped with Pacific Point and it is all tied up with Braided Linen Trim.
The piece de resistance is the shiny glimmer on the dragonfly’s wings. The dragonfly was stamped in Pacific Point with his wings colored with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Using the small wing stamp from the set the shiny affect was achieved by stamping in Versamark then embossing with clear embossing powder. Winkastella would also be an option to achieve a shiny look.