Dragonfly Garden Shimmery Dragonflies
P retty thank you card using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock and glimmer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Highland Heather Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Soft Succulent Cardstock
- 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" from Basic White Cardstock
- 2" x 6" of Orchid Oasis design from 2022-2024 In Color 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper
DO THIS STEP FIRST!
Mount the large dragonfly with open body image from the Dragonfly Garden Set on Block D. Ink it up with the Highland Heather Ink Pad. Stamp it on one end of the horizontal Orchid Oasis Glimmer Paper strip leaving room to punch it out, but wasting as little of the glimmer paper as possible! Set it aside for awhile to let the ink have time to dry on the glimmer paper so it doesn't smear.
Put the white rectangle vertically on some Grid Paper to protect your work surface.
Mount the sentiment of choice from the Dragonfly Garden Set on Block D. Ink it up with the Highland Heather Ink Pad. Stamp it on the upper right side of the vertical white rectangle so the right side of the sentiment almost touches the right edge of the rectangle and the top of the sentiment is about 7/8" from the top edge of the rectangle.
Mount the grouping of small dragonflies image from the Dragonfly Garden Set on Block B. Ink it up with the Soft Succulent Ink Pad. Stamp it on the white rectangle at a slight angle on the left side so the top of the image is about 3" up from the bottom. Let some of the image go off the left side. Re-ink the stamp and stamp it slightly lower in the center of the rectangle. Re-ink the stamp again and stamp it slightly lower in the bottom right corner. Don't worry if you haven't completely filled the lower right corner.
Repeatedly re-ink the grouping of small dragonflies image on Block B with the Soft Succulent Ink Pad and stamp it again in a line just below the previously stamped dragonflies. Remember to re-ink the stamp each time. Let some of the images go off the edges. Continue filling in any spaces as well across the bottom.
Adhere the stamped white rectangle to the center of the Soft Succulent rectangle.
Cut a 5" piece of the Soft Succulent 1/2" Satin Shimmer Ribbon.
Lay the ribbon across the matted cardstock rectangle so it is about 1/4" from the top edge. Fold the ends of the ribbon over and secure the ribbon LOOSELY in place on the back of the rectangle using strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Remove the protective backings from the Tear & Tape pieces and add Stampin' Seal to the back of the Soft Succulent rectangle. Adhere it to the front of the Highland Heather card.
Unlock the Dragonflies Punch. Holding the punch upside down so you can see the punching area, slide the stamped large dragonfly on the Glimmer Paper into the punch and get it centered in the large dragonfly punching area. Punch. Keep all the pieces! Leave the punch unlocked.
Use the unlocked Dragonflies Punch to punch out two small dragonflies from the Orchid Oasis Glimmer Paper around the previously punched out image. Waste as little of the glimmer paper as possible!
Use Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the large dragonfly punch out to adhere the large dragonfly punch out to the front of the card at a slight angle as shown.
Use a small dot of Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Fine-Tip Glue Pen on the backs of the small dragonfly punch outs to adhere them to the card front at slight angles as shown.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up 5 small jewels from a sheet of Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels making sure that you get the adhesive backings as well. Adhere them randomly around the dragonfly punch outs.
Cut a 4" piece of the Soft Succulent 1/2" Satin Shimmer Ribbon.
Slide one end of the ribbon under the ribbon already on the card front on the left side. Tie in place with a half knot. Trim the ends.