Again, and maybe it's just my struggle, it is unbelievably difficult to photograph metallic sheen or sparkle. This means you, unfortunately, see a muted version of this card that is brilliant in real life. This cardstock is incredibly beautiful - from the variations of blue in the background to the metallic sheen of the image outlines.
I stamped the dragonfly in silver ink and then heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I filled in the sections of the dragonfly with a variety of dark blue Copic markers and added several layers of clear Wink of Stella over the wings. I trimmed it out, then set it aside.
I used the same process to make the sentiment. I cut out individual words, mounted them on a piece of silver background paper and trimmed them out to make the words stand out. I glued them onto the card in a nonsymmetrical manner and added the dragonfly with just a bit of mounting tape.
Dragonflies and fireflies are magical. (Or maybe that's only in my imagination.) Here's some information about dragonflies*:
The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life.
The traditional association of Dragonflies with water also gives rise to this meaning to this amazing insect. The Dragonfly’s scurrying flight across water represents an act of going beyond what’s on the surface and looking into the deeper implications and aspects of life.