Dragonflies hold a personal significance for me. My best friend's late mother, Edith, let me borrow her beautiful, bejeweled dragonfly pin when I was very young. Every time I see a dragonfly I'm reminded of her.
Let's get started! You will need the following materials to make this card:
- Dragonfly Top View stamp by Pam Bray Designs
- The determined woman sentiment stamp from the Up, up, and away steampunk stamp set
- White A2 sized card base
- Purple cardstock panel cut to 5.5"x 4"
- Green cardstock panel cut to 4 3/8" x 3 1/8"
- White cardstock panel cut to 3" x 4.25"
- White cardstock sentiment strip cut to 3" x 7/8"
- Two small squares for the faux banner tails cut to 1" x "7/8
- Purple ink
- Black ink
- Repositionable adhesive
- Small sequins
Ink up your dragonfly stamp with purple ink.
Look at how nicely this stamp inks up! Nothing stamps the way rubber does.
Stamp the dragonfly three times, going off of the panels slightly each time.
Gently pull the panels apart.
Adhere the white panel to the green panel. Layer onto your purple cardstock and then add entire panel to your card base.
Using black ink stamp the determined woman sentiment onto the strip of cardstock.
Cut notches into the small squares to create the tails of your faux banner.
Using the sentiment strip as a guide, determine where the banner tails should go and adhere to the card front.
After attaching the sentiment over the banner tails with foam tape, add small sequins to the card front. I used five. I think that odd numbers are very pleasing to the eye.
That's it! A beautiful dragonfly card that can be used for many different occasions. This one will be going to my best friend as a 'just because' card.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read through my tutorial. I hope that you have an awesome day.