For my birthday in January, my college roomie sent me a commercial card so exquisite that I had it framed. It was painting of a lovely butterfly-covered tree with a huge gold-winged dragonfly poised for flight in front of it. It was a magically believable scene and it inspired this card . . .
To heat emboss the dragonfly, I made a temporary handle using two glue dots to fasten the dragonfly's body to a wooden skewer. I then pressed him onto a VersaMark pad, and scattered pinches of colored UTEE over his body and wings. Then I heated him from beneath. He stayed put but came off the skewer easily when the glue dots were softened by the heat. I used a glue pen to add some glitter along his body and the edges of the wings – happily, the camera actually decided to share some of the glimmer!
This card is going to a long-time family friend who dearly loves dragonflies . . .
Cardstock: Generic Black, Marcos Jade Constellation White
Stamps: PSX Black Walnut, VAP “Journey”, CC Rubber Stamps
Inks: ColorBox Frost White
Emb Powder: Judikins Opaque White, Cloisonné Teal, Melt Art UTEE
Violet, White, Pipe Dream Opals Zeehan, Dove Lake
Dies: Spellbinders Fanciful Flight: Dragonfly, Tim Holtz
Doo Dads: Art Institute Glitter Shiny Silver