Dandelion Wishes


Took a walk and was soaking up the last days of Summer when I came across a field of dandelions. Remember days gone by when you picked them and blew them in the air and made a wish?  I used this inspiration to create some cards and the Dandelion Wishes stamp set was perfect!

I wanted to capture some of the the colors of Summer and used Brusho Crystal Colours for the background to do that.  They are flaked watercolors & so fun and simple to use with extraordinary results.  Simply spritz watercolor paper with water and sprinkle on the color of your choice…then watch the magic happen.  The colors spread and you get a wonderful display of color. Let your creativity take over with layering colors for a custom result.  It only takes a tiny bit of sprinkled color so use sparingly.  If you want a more watery look, take a bit more  water to the surface.  hint: tape watercolor paper down until dry to minimize paper warping.

Tried another technique on these cards with the Swirly Frames set…stamping outside the lines!  If you look real close you can see the swirly frame stamped under the taped area of the above pictures.   After the brusho piece here is what you do:

*Cut a piece of cardstock sized to be the back layer (to later attach to the base of the card.)

* Layer the top brusho piece on the back layer and decide where the stamped image will be.  You will glue later.

*Use the Stamparatus and stamp the Dandelion Wishes image on the back layer first.

*Realign the Brusho layer on top and stamp the dandelion design again.  (Just follow the picture.)

*Stamp desired sentiment either directly on the card or on a banner. Emboss.

*Glue layers to a card base and affix sentiment.  As seen in examples, you can put dimentionals on pieces you want highlighted.

Items Used:

Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set

Swirly Frames Stamps

Brusho Crystal Colour

Very Vanilla Cardstock

Watercolor Cardstock

Jet Black Stazon Inkpad



If you have this set please share your inspiration.

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