Dragonfly Garden Swap Cards

Have you heard about card swaps? It’s where a group of card makers sign up to “swap” cards with each other. I do several swaps a year to get inspiration from other stampers and to have an assortment of cards using different stamps and techniques that I might not have. I usually create several card displays to showcase these cards, but this year with the pandemic lockdowns I haven’t been at any craft fairs and I’m not holding classes so I thought I would share the cards here on my blog.

Today, I’m sharing two beautiful dragonfly cards using the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and Dragonfly Punch which can be purchased together as a Bundle. The colors of the two cards are similar so I thought they would go well together.

Dandy Wishes by Colleen Ciaccio

This beautiful card created by Colleen Ciaccio starts on a Thick White base. The next layer is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of white card stock embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder, which adds a natural texture. The Bumblebee mat is 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ and is popped up with dimensionals. The flower image is on a piece of white card stock that is 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, stamped with Tuxedo Black and loosely colored to give a water color effect. I’m not sure if she used Stampin’ Blends or ink and a watercolor brush.

Dragonfly Garden by Colleen Ciaccio Close Up

This close up view shows the pretty coloring. After coloring the dragonfly with what looks like Bumblebee and Seaside Spray a nice coating of Wink of Stella was added to add a realistic shimmer to the dragonfly. The dragonfly was punched out with the Dragonfly Punch and popped up with another layer of dimensionals on top of the floral piece. A sprinkling of Champagne Rhinestones and a cute Mossy Meadow Linen Thread bow complete the card front.

Dandy Wishes by Holly Sutton

Holly used the Postage Stamp Punch to create a fun background with the Dandy Wishes Designer Series Paper and then punched a fifth Postage Stamp from white paper to stamp the greeting and then pop up over the center of the other Postage Stamp punch outs.

Close up Dragonfly Detail of Dragonfly Garden by Holly Sutton

I’m not sure what paper Holly stamped the dragonfly onto. It looks like it has a slight design over it. The dragonfly wings look as if they were colored with Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. Holly chose to use Bumblebee for the first layer on top of the white card base. It measures 3 3/4″ x 5″ and is topped by a white layer that is 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. To finish off the card she added some In-Color Enamel Dots in Bumblebee.

Both beautiful cards from a couple of talented stampers.

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