To colour the cattails, I used some distress ink lightly applied to a piece of cut n dry, and gently wiped it over the raised parts, starting with the green at the bottom, and using a clean pice of cut n dry for the yellows. I then used tumbled glass to get a very light blue sky. I spritzed it with water to get a cloudy effect. Dry quickly with a towel by dabbing it.
The dragonfly was inked in the same colours after stamping and cutting out, so that the edges get inked too.