Dragonfly Garden – Dear Friend

Another round of challenges…

Sketch – Freshly Made Sketches (FMS483); Subject, Technique and Materials – TIC TAC TOE (TTTC111); Sentiment – CASology (Week #389).

And this is the result:


For the TTTC111 Tic Tac Toe, I chose Shimmer, Shine, Glitter; Coloring; Dragonfly.  The FMS483 Sketch allowed any shape, so the Silver Embossed, Colored, Shimmery Dragonfly was created for this element.


  • On a scrap of Shimmery White cardstock, the Dragonfly from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set was stamped in Versamark ink and heat set with Silver Embossing Powder.
  • The Dragonfly was colored with a variety of Stampin’ Blends: Mint Macaron, Polished Pink, Balmy Blue and Highland Heather.
  • Difficult to see, but the Dragonfly has been painted with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush.
  • The Dragonfly was punched out using the coordinating Dragonflies Punch.  
  • Continuing with the ethereal feel of the Dragonfly, a (2⅛”) circle mask was created by die-cutting a Post-it-Note with that sized Layering Circle Die.
  • Using a Blending Brush, the Mint Macaron inked Circle, per the sketch, was added to the Basic White cardstock front card panel (4” x 5¼”).  The circle was also painted with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add more shimmer and shine.
  • For the Splatter element of the sketch, I chose to use my favorite splatter stamp from the Itty, Bitty Backgrounds stamp set.  There are many other current splatter stamps but the fine, small detail of this stamp was ideal for using the Versamark ink and Silver Embossing Powder.
  • For my sentiment, I chose Dear Friend from the Everything is Rosy stamp set to fit with the CASology Cue Word – Dear.  The sentiment was also stamped and embossed in Silver.
  • Mint Macaron cardstock was chosen for the card base (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) to tie in the color of the Circle and the Dragonfly.

All told:  a circle – masked and blended with Mint Macaron ink, some splatter – Silver Embossed, a sentiment tied into the CASology cue word – Dear and a shape – a Shiny, Shimmery, Glittered Colored Dragonfly.  These elements came together very nicely, don’t you think?

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.  Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

7 thoughts on “Dragonfly Garden – Dear Friend

  1. wow Jolanda this is one stunning card. I adore the soft colours and all that detail on the dragonfly is amazing. I also like the silver splashes-they add a nice flow to your card. So pleased you shared at CASology x


  2. The dragonfly’s multiple colors are spectacular and the silver embossing on both the splatter and dragonfly works beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at the Tic Tac Toe challenge this week!


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