BLIZZARD OF DANDELION WISHES
Okay, I admit – this title is a bit weird, right? What does a Blizzard of Dandelion Wishes mean? Well, I was trying to be clever and combine the titles of 2 stamp sets I used for todays card! Okay – I did say I was ‘trying’ – not that it worked!
Today’s card combines one of my favourites, Dandelion Wishes, from the Annual catalogue, and a new stamp set called Beautiful Blizzard, from the upcoming Holiday catalogue. Speaking of the new Holiday catalogue – did you see my post from yesterday? I showed off some other new products on yesterday’s card – make sure you take a look at it HERE.
DANDELION BIRTHDAY WISHES
I also used a 3rd stamp set – the Broadway Birthday set, as well as the coordinating Broadway Lights Framelits. You can order the stamp set & framelits as a Bundle, and save 10%!
Unlike my usual process, I sort of made this card up, as I went along! I wanted a bright background for the dandelions, so I chose one of the new colours that I haven’t used much, Pineapple Punch.
Cut a 3″ square piece of Whisper White cardstock, and stamp the large background from the new Beautiful Blizzard stamp set in Pineapple Punch ink. I love that this set is all about snowflakes, but you can use the background images for other occasions! That’s what I call getting ‘more bang for your buck’ – when a set is multipurpose!
Next, ink up the dandelion trio image from the Dandelion Wishes set in Versamark ink. I did a whole Product Spotlight post on Versamark ink – you can read it IN THIS POST. Cover the image with Silver Embossing Powder, and set it with the Heat Tool. You’ll know the powder is set when it turns from a dull to a shiny, raised silver, as you can see in the picture below.
Pretty stunning, isn’t it? I love heat embossing as a way to add dimension to a project, without adding extra layers.
Attach the embossed panel to a 3 1/4″ square panel of Tranquil Tide cardstock. Cut a 2 1/4″ x 5″ piece of Pineapple Punch cardstock, and create a banner tail on one end, with the Banner Triple Punch. Mask off the sentiment from the Broadway Birthday stamp set, and stamp just the ‘make a’ portion in Tranquil Tide ink onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock. Attach the banner onto a card base of Tranquil Tide cardstock, placing it in the middle, with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Now attach the image panels onto the middle, again with Dimensionals.
Use the Banner Triple Punch, or Paper Snips, to create banner tails on both ends. Die cut the word ‘wish’ with the Broadway Lights Framelits and the Big Shot, from Silver Foil paper. Attach the stamped sentiment with Dimensionals, and the die cut word with Mini Glue Dots. Now your card front is complete!
As always, add a panel of white cardstock to the inside, to stamp your sentiment. Ink up the sentiment in Pineapple Punch ink, and stamp. Add the dotted ‘lights’ in Tranquil Tide ink. Use the Stamparatus stamp positioner to make the placement even easier!
The ‘it’s your birthday’ is also from the Broadway Birthday set, stamped in Tranquil Tide ink.
All of the supplies used are available now, with the exception of the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set. If you want it now (why wouldn’t you?!) you can get it by joining my team, as a demonstrator! Otherwise, you’ll be able to order it on September 5th. To order, click the product images below, or my signature. My online store is open 24/7, so you can order whenever it’s convenient for you!
Let me know how you like this combination! I always enjoy reading comments on my posts, and I’ll reply to you, as well.