BOKEH DOTS WITH DANDELION WISHES
Okay – here are 2 of my new favourite stamp set! I’ve paired Bokeh Dots with Dandelion Wishes, and I love it! The Bokeh Dots stamp creates such a soft looking background, which lets the Dandelion Wishes show off it’s beauty.
I’m sure you, like me, loved blowing away the dandelion ‘fluff’ when you were a kid! Of course, my dad always complained, because the ‘fluff’ I loved is actually the seeds! Remembering how much I loved it, I didn’t discourage my own boys from doing it, when they were little 🙂
For stamping the Bokeh background, I used my Stamparatus, which is Stampin’ Up!’s version of the stamp positioner. I just love it, because if I don’t get enough ink on my stamp the first time, I can add more and re-stamp, and it’s always in perfect placement!
Ink up the Bokeh Dots stamp with Sahara Sand ink, and stamp in the middle of a Whisper White panel. Next, ink the single dandelion image stamp from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set in Merry Merlot. This is one of the new colours introduced in June, which I love. Even better than Cherry Cobbler, and I didn’t think that was possible!
Stamp the sentiment, also from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set, in Merry Merlot ink towards the bottom right corner of the Bokeh background.
THE BEST LAID PLANS
Okay – what came next wasn’t *exactly* as I had planned – but it still worked out! LOL. The plan was this; to use my Versamark Pen (like the Versamark pad, but in pen form) and apply it to the ‘fluff’ parts of each of the seed stems. Then, I was going to cover them with White Embossing Powder, and set it with my Heat Tool.
What actually happened was that I instead of the Versamark Pen, I grabbed a White Paint Pen, and applied that! Not realizing what I had done, I went ahead & added the embossing powder, and heat set it. Yes, I did wonder why the Versamark looked white….but I didn’t look at the actual pen until after I had heat embossed, and wondered why it was still a bit tacky!
Oh well – as I said, it still worked out! Here’s a close up so you can see the dandelion fluff.
PUT IT TOGETHER
Once finished with the front panel, attach it to a panel of Merry Merlot cardstock, with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Cut 2 lengths of Nature’s Twine in Crumb Cake, and twist them together. Place them down the left hand side of the panels, attaching them at the back with Tear & Tape.
Now attach the front panels to your Sahara Sand cardstock base.
Attach a panel of Whisper White cardstock to the inside of the card base. I didn’t stamp a sentiment inside, but I did stamp the dandelion fluff image, from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set, in Merry Merlot ink down the side.
ORDER ONLINE NOW
To order the supplies used to create this card, click on the product images below. Remember that we also have the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper sale happening right now, so it’s a great time to stock up!