Stampin’ Up Dragonfly Dreams

Good Saturday, All. I suppose you are gearing up for celebrating Christ’s resurrection by going to your choice of church, then celebrating more with family get-togethers.

My card today is for a friend who has recently been hospitalized. I hope this is uplifting and cheering to her.

My inspiration was a You Tube video by Stampin’ Up demonstrator Linda Bedinger and challenge #330 from Freshly Made Sketches seen here.

freshly made sketches #330

You can see Linda’s video here.

Now, on with my version of Dragonfly Dreams.

I began by cutting my card base from Marina Mist Card Stock. The next step was to die cut the large dragonfly using the large one in the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits from Whisper White card stock. I used this as a stencil on Vellum. A sponge dauber was perfect for applying the ink. I used Bermuda Bay, Marina Mist and Emerald Envy, sometimes applying one color over the other, sometimes just using one color. I used the same dauber for all the colors, stamping it off on scratch paper between colors. At any rate, all this inking colored my die cut dragonfly beautifully. wild wing creations-3

I then used two strips of Tear and Tape to adhere the Vellum to the card base, placing the tape under where the Soft Sky strip would go. I then cut a strip of Soft Sky and stamped it with a background stamp from Impression Obsession (IO). Using the ink left in the dauber I sponged around the edges and smeared a little ink over the rest to just take off the ‘fresh, clean’ edge. You can see that here:

wild wing creations-1

I wrapped a piece of Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon (free in Sale-A-Bration, but order today as SAB ends tonight!) around the panel and taped it to the back. This was Liquid Glued to the Vellum.

I used the die from Petals and More to cut the sentiment tag and sponged it the same as the larger panel. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and is stamped in Marina Mist. This is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I die cut another dragonfly in Vellum and liquid glued it to the panel. My ‘stencil’ became my focal point, and I went over it with Wink of Stella to add some sparkle, but not too much. This is adhered over the Vellum dragonfly with a strip cut from the edge of the Stampin’ Dimensionals and applied only to the body, leaving the wings free.

A trio of the Glitter Enamel Dots completes the front.

For the inside, I background stamped, in Marina Mist, another panel of Soft Sky for the mat. Without re-inking, I stamped it again to give a sort of smudged look. The sentiment liner is also Soft sky sponged around the edges with the dauber I used previously. I had die cut a smaller dragonfly to use for some of the stenciling on the front, so it, too, was a beautiful blend of blue/green colors. I adhered this completely with Liquid Glue. The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread and stamped in Marina Mist. wild wing creations-4

This panel was adhered with Liquid Glue to the mat and into the card base. Now, on to the envelope. I used the detailed stamp and Marina Mist ink to stamp one on the flap, extending it down onto the lower part of the envelope. The front also has one dragonfly in the corner. wild wing creations-2

This completes the card and envelope. Enjoy making one of these for yourself.

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If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. If there is anything I can do to help you in your crafting, please leave a comment below.

Card Cuts: Marina Mist: card base 7″ x 10″ scored at 5″; Soft sky: front stamped panel 2-1/2′ x 5″, sentiment banner 1-1/2″ x 3″, inside stamped mat 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″, inside sentiment panel 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″; Vellum: front 5″ x 7″, dragonfly 3″ x 4″; Whisper White: 2 dragonflies 3″ x 6″.

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10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up Dragonfly Dreams”

    1. Thank you Amy! It was a fun card to do. I have discovered that the cards I like best are the ones where I get ‘messy’! Maybe it feels more like ‘art’ than cutting and pasting? Anyway, thank you for being an inspiration to me and many others.


  1. We will have to attend church online tomorrow. Ours does live streaming so it is wonderful for us when we have to stay away from people because of chemo. Your card is absolutely delightful. What’s not to like about dragonflies. They are all so different and colorful. My father used to tell me they would darn my ears shut if they landed on me. I was afraid of them for a long time. There’s nothing scarey about them any longer…especially yours…a beautiful creation well worth the effort you put into it.


    1. Thanks so much, Karen! It really didn’t take all that much effort….it just LOOKS like it did! I hope the recipient isn’t afraid of dragonflies, and so glad you aren’t afraid of them any more. I pray the chemo is doing its job, but sorry you have to miss going to church. There is something about getting together on this glad day, but at least you can attend online. That is good! Take care and Happy Easter. He Is RISEN!!


  2. What a beautiful card. I was thinking last night that I haven’t used the dragonflies in a long time, that I needed to get them out! You’ve given me wonderful inspiration–but I’m more of a cuttin and pastin gal bc I lack creativity like yours! Your friend will appreciate your thoughtfulness and the card.


    1. Thank you so much Susan. I don’t know that it takes creativity to do cards like this. Maybe more of a willingness to get ‘messy’!? Get out those dragonflies and let yourself go!


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