B, B and Dragonflies

The Sisterhood of Crafters

Butterflies, Bees and Dragonflies is the challenge theme with The Sisterhood of Crafters and you may use one, two or all three. What are the chances that I would have an old Inkadinkadoo red rubber mounted stamp in my stash that really has Butterflies, Bees and Dragonflies! I opted to stamp them on Gina K Designs Watercolor Floral patterned paper pad then use the spotlight technique to highlight one dragonfly. The dragonfly was stamped and colored with KaiserCraft gel pens and a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. Waffle Flowers A2 lacy layers dies were used to die cut my panels and SU circle punches.

I added a sentiment from Gina K Designs’ So Many Sentiments included in the Watercolor Spring kit and then wasn’t sure if I wanted or needed a sentiment. Here is the card without the sentiment.

What’s do you all think? I didn’t adhere the sentiment yet as I am curious what you suggest.

Thanks so much for taking a peek. I appreciate you and your time. Take care, be safe and STAY COOL!

17 thoughts on “B, B and Dragonflies

  1. How fun that you have a stamp in your stash with all three of the required critters. Coloring the dragonfly using the spotlight technique is a great idea. It’s a lovely card either way, but I don’t think the sentiment is needed. Sometimes the background needs to do all the work.

    1. Thanks, Judy, I appreciate your comments and advice. It’s amazing sometimes that I actually remember that I have a certain stamp in my stash.

  2. I like your beautiful card! I like it with and without the sentiment. Without it, the eye goes straight to the spotlight dragonfly. With, the eye seems to travel a lot more as it has more to take in.

  3. I LOVE your version of the spotlight technique here. Usually, I’ve seen where the spotlight portion is the only area with any color, but using the background paper with the same soft colors is brilliant!! Such a beautiful variation.

    1. Thanks, Lisa, the stamp seemed to need more so I decided on that patterened paper and was happy with the end result.

  4. This is a wonderful card but I agree with Judy and yourself in that I think the sentiment isn’t required. Letting the spotlight do the work is best. Adding the colours the way you did and tying them to the paper really works.

    1. Thanks, Johanna, I appreciate your input. The stamp seemed to work best on that patterened paper.

  5. This is a great card, Gayle! I love that you had a stamp with all three. Your spotlight technique is gorgeous used this way. Personally, I like the sentiment on it.

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