W hat a fun way to make your card image appear to be floating! Grab some window sheet material and see how to do this technique.
Thick Basic White - 11' x 4 1/4", scored @ 5 1/2"
Basic White - 5 1/4" x 4" for card front layer and 3" x 3" piece to stamp dragonfly
DSP - 5 strips 3 1/4" x 1/2"
Window Sheet - 3" x 3"
Vellum - 3" x 3"
So Saffron - scrap piece approx. 3" x 2 3/4"
Ribbon - 5 1/2" and 4"
For the circle die, use the die that measures 2 5/8"
Take a scrap of So Saffron and stamp the sentiment using Night of Navy, or Memento Black (whichever is your preference)
Die-cut this piece with the die from the Rectangle Stitched Dies that measures 2 3/8" x 1".
Using So Saffron ink and a blender brush, lightly add color to the top portion and the left and left bottom of the 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Basic White cardstock. Remember, start with a light hand and add more as needed!
Once you are satisfied with the shading, stamp the small dragonflies across the top and lower left-hand side of the card.
Wrap the 51/2" piece of Organdy ribbon around the middle of the card and adhere the ends around the back with double-sided tape. Then take the 4" piece, slip it under the 5 1/2" piece and tie a knot to the far left side of the layer.
Attach the layer to the front of the Thick Basic White card base.
Stamp one of the large Dragonfly images on the 3" x 3" piece of Basic White cardstock and the 3" x 3" piece of vellum, using Night of Navy Ink. Use Wink of Stella on both pieces, coloring just the wings. Using the Heat Tool on the low setting, wave the tool back and forth over the vellum piece, making sure not to hold the tool too close to the vellum (it will burn if you do!). Set both pieces aside.
Take the 3" x 3" piece of Window Sheet and start applying the DSP strips to it, making sure to overlap all 4 sides. Start the 1st strip slightly above the top edge of the window sheet and continue with the remaining strips, leaving about 1/8" space between each strip. Once all the strips are attached, use the 2 5/8" circle die and die cut the window sheet.
Turn the circle over to the backside and apply dimentionals along the strips of DSP so that they can't be seen from the front. Attach the circle to the center of the card front, over top of the Organdy ribbon.
Using the Dragonfly punch, punch the image from both the Basic White cardstock piece as well as the vellum piece (it should be dry now). Apply a thin line of multipurpose glue down the backside of the vellum dragonfly and attach it to the cardstock dragonfly. Allow the glue to set up, then gently press the vellum wings up towards the center of the dragonfly body.
Apply multipurpose glue to the backside of the dragonfly and attach it to the DSP circle.
Apply the sentiment to the lower right-hand side of the card using your adhesive of choice.
Now admire your beautiful card!