It’s Your Day!

Isn’t this card cheery? Hard to believe dandelions are weeds when they are so pretty. I copied this card straight from the 2020-20201 Annual Catalog. You can find it on page 103. I was intrigued to figure out how the designer made the dandelions. I thought for sure she inked her embossing folder. Boy was I wrong! She embossed vellum. SO much easier and very pretty. The original artist used the Watercolor Pencils to color the stems. I don’t have those so I first tried the Stampin’ Write Markers. I didn’t love that look, as expected it was streaky. I had better luck with the Stampin’ Blend, but I would like to try the Watercolor Pencils. (Add those to my list! LOL). I tried very hard to at least change up the colors from what was used in the catalog, but in the end I really liked the original color scheme, so that’s what I went with. I love it!

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting/embossing machine is needed for this project.
Card Base: Seaside Spray 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 4 1/4″ w x 5 1/2″ h.
Background: Vellum Cardstock 5 1/4″ h x 4 ″ w
Sentiment Layer: 
Whisper White Cardstock 1″ h x 3″ w
Ribbon: 5″ Denim Ribbon
Thread: 3″ Linen Thread

Let’s Create

  1. Affix the stamp to an Acrylic Block.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Emboss the Vellum with the Dandelion 3D Embossing Folder.
  4. Color the back of the stems on the Embossed image with the light Old Olive Blend.
  5. Lay the Ribbon in place along the front of the card and attach the ends to the back of the Vellum Background Layer using Stampin’ Seal.
  6. Adhere the Vellum Background to the Card Base, by adding Stampin’ Seal strategically so it doesn’t show through.
  7. Stamp the Sentiment in Bumble Bee ink on the Sentiment Layer.
  8. Adhere the Sentiment Layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Tie a bow with the Linen Thread and attach with a Mini Glue Dot.
  10. Affix the Misty Moonlight Enamel Dots to the card.
  11. Ta Da! That was easy. Who will you send it to?

Product List

Stamper’s Toolkit