I wanted it to be a card suitable for a man (hence the choice of colors), and also to be serene, light and alive.
I used the Dragonfly embossed on Parchment (Vellum) paper motif again, as its transparency gives the Dragonfly a light look, like the natural Dragonfly.
Note that the direction in this card is unusual, so the Dragonfly seems to be flying towards you.
In case you wondered, the wings flatten so the card can be easily inserted into an envelope, then they pop up again when taken out.
Parchment (Vellum) paper gets the desired design.
I bent the wings slightly and I didn't glue them, so they're free to "move" a little.
White CS for the card's basis
Black canvas textured paper
Kodomo patterned paper - Dragonfly Garden
Pergamano Parchment (Vellum) paper
Michael's Strong's Cloisonné Dragonfly stamp (large)
Sakura punch in 2 sizes
Silver and dark grey patterned paper from my stash (for the punched Sakura)
The Dragonfly was heat embossed with Hematite EP on Pergamano Parchment (Vellum) paper.
I cut the Dragonfly carefully and glued it only in the center, its wings hanging in the air to get the feeling of flight and movement.
I added several clear blings on the Dragonfly's body and around the card.