I knew I wanted to use the thinlit with the group of dragonflies and I knew I wanted to cut them out in Basic Black Card Stock. That was the easy part. Figuring out the rest of the card to me a minute--until I remembered that the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack has several pieces that would be great to feature. So I pulled out a piece that looks like an Island Indigo sky and I cut out the dragonfly group again.
I wanted something interesting behind the dragonflies, but every piece of cardstock I tried behind them was blah. Then I shoved three different colors behind the dragonflies and that was just what it needed! I used Old Olive, Pool Party, and Soft Sky Card Stock behind the dragonflies and pieced it together like this and adhered it to the back of the DSP.
I stamped the sentiment directly onto the DSP in Basic Black Archival Ink and then I adhered the DSP and pieced card stock to a Basic Black mat. Next, at the bottom of this piece, I wrapped a length of the Silver Metallic Ribbon that you can get for FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere this to an Island Indigo Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise. I put a bit of Fine-Tip Glue behind the head and body of each dragonfly to adhere them to the card. That way they look like they're about to take flight off the card!
I usually don't do the inside of the card, but the sentiment on the front needed some closure. So, I stamped the second sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a Soft Sky panel and adhered it to a Basic Black mat before adhering that to the inside of the card. While creating the card, I had experimented with the colors and had cut out some Soft Sky dragonflies, which I relegated to my "card part" pile since I decided to use the Serene Scenery DSP instead. So I retrieved them from the pile, trimmed off two dragonflies, and added three to the inside of the card, adhering them with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.