Dragonfly Garden

Dragonfly Garden

Welcome back, my friends! I hope your week is going well! We are finishing up some ongoing projects around our house, so it’s a bit chaotic, but still good!

My card today uses an old – but awesome! – stamp set and punch, The challenge this month for our team of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators was to swap returning stamp sets with each other and create a card with the borrowed stamp set. I chose two sets, and one was the Dragonfly Garden Stamp set. This has been a favorite of mine since it first came out.

Dragonfly Garden, Stampin' Up!

I made three cards – one for the challenge, one for the demonstrator I swapped this stamp with, and one for me. All three are basically the same, but I used a different background technique with each. For this one, I randomly stamped the fill stamp for the flowers in the Color & Contour Stamp Set in different colors on a piece of Basic White Cardstock. I used Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, Parakeet Party, and Tahitian Tide. I used my Stamparatus, and each time I inked the stamp, then spritzed it with a bit of water, then stamped. Then I moved the stamp and repeated the process. I also stamped the Basic White layer with some of the flowers and small dragonflies in Smoky Slate Classic Ink. I adhered this to an Orchid Oasis card base.

Next I stamped three dragonflies in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on another piece of Basic White Cardstock, then punched with the Dragonflies Punch. I colored the dragonflies with Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends, then added them to a piece of Vellum with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I adhered the vellum to the stamped layer using Seal Adhesive behind the dragonflies. (Parakeet Party and Tahitian Tide are new In Colors for 2022-2024, so they won’t show up in the supply list, since only Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators can order them right now.)

This card definitely needs some bling! I am going to add some rhinestones to the card, coloring them with the Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends.

On Friday, I’ll show you another card I made for the challenge using the Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Dragonfly Garden, Stampin' Up!


About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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6 Responses to Dragonfly Garden

  1. Susan Horr says:

    Pretty card, Buffy. I love how you did the background and then added the vellum to soften it up. I look forward to your other cards.


  2. So pretty! Dragonflies are one of my favourite images.


  3. jackie says:

    Buffy, this is so beautiful and you are again showing that you are the queen of technique! I love the background and splashes of colors that work so well with the dragonflies.


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