Finally I got around to having a go at this. The June edition of Craft Stamper featured a one layer card that used the masking technique (the July issue goes on sale today so sorry if you missed it). One of my lovely hostesses drew my attention to it when she showed me some gorgeous cards that she'd made using the same article for inspiration (thanks Emma).
And here's my version:
Stamp set: Nature's Nest, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery
Markers: Pacific Point, Garden Green
Tools: Sponge Daubers, Color Spritzer
The card blank is an A6 landscape of Whisper White. A portion the width of the dragonfly was masked off on the lower half of the card and the three upper dragonflies were stamped with Black Stazon. These were then stamped again onto sticky notes, cut out and used to mask the ones stamped on the card. Tempting Turquoise ink was sponged on with a dauber, building the intensity near to the masked off strip and fading it away further from. Certainly Celery ink was sponged over the top in the same manner but even more lightly. Using the Color Spritzer tool, Pacific Point and Garden Green inks were lightly spritzed over the top. After peeling away the masks the dragonfly was stamped again in the centre of the unmasked panel. The sentiment was inked with Tempting Turquoise and then a dauber was used to add a little Certainly Celery ink to the stamp before stamping direct to the front of the card.
And then because I just couldn't resist add some shimmer to the dragonfly wings (though I did hold back and confine it to the main one):
Other: Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds
I covered the main dragonfly wings with Crystal Effects, sprinkled in some Dazzling Diamonds and left to dry.
Which version do you prefer? With glitz or without?
Have a great weekend.