Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Make A Wish

Back again on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog

I've been thinking a lot about card making and I have finally figured out, I love to make Birthday Cards.  You can use any images, any dies....just sit down and start creating!  Here's what I came up for today!  

I cut a piece of white card stock and using a Dove Gray ink I stamped my background foliage, Nature's Greetings by Gina K Designs.  To soften the look a bit more, I added a piece of Vellum on top.  Perfect!  My sentiment is stamped in Raven Black ink, also by Gina K Designs, Fairy Tales.  I also added a bit of Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Dandelion on my sentiment strip.  Yellow Candy Dots in each corner of my Vellum layer. 

 Next I cut out these BEAUTIFUL Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies Dandelion Fluff from Yellow card stock.  I sponged on a bit of More Mustard ink to the ends, this gives them a bit of depth and dimension.    Now here's a little trick, when using Vellum and you don't want your glue or glue dots to show, just cover them up.  I used the Tutti Designs Dies Nesting Stitched Banners to do just that.  Then I simply topped them with big Enamel Brads.  Honeycomb and Black and White Striped Designer Papers.

I think these Dandelion Fluff are really FUN!  Remember as a kid, you would find them, blow and make a wish?  Oh to simpler times!  :)

Here's what I used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Dandelion Fluff

Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched Banners

This card will also be entered in these Challenges:
Penny Black, Anything Goes!
Scrapy Land, Anything Goes!
Stamping Sensations, Close To Nature.

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  1. Yes, I totally remember making wishes on dandylion tails. What a delightful card and post! Dandylions are totally underrated, as they are also edible and the first bouquet a mother generally receives from the hands of her little children. Love this Donna! I like how you used those tiny banners too. My genius friend... ;0)

  2. So pretty, Donna! I love the design! The gray stamped background, covered with the vellum, is really wonderful! The dandelion fluff die is lovely too. I made so many wishes! lol

  3. I've made many a wish on dandelion fluff. lol This is such a fun die and card. Love all of the layers and added goodies. Beautifully done!

  4. This birthday card design could be used for anyone. Male or female. It is so soft and pretty, but I love the punch of yellow on the gray. The banners look like the ends of a ribbon that is tucked inside. Love this.

  5. I love that birthday card you made. Seeing the dandelions brings back memories of me as a girl making wishes when blowing the fluff off.

  6. Beautiful, I just love the soft stamping behind your dies and the vellum is just perfect, cute idea to cover up where you put your adhesive! I love the touch of color you brought to the fluff, great card design!

  7. love that pop of color with the black and white, and the soft feel of the vellum.

  8. What a fantastic card! I love the vellum layer - it adds just the perfect touch to your lovely card!
    Thanks for linking up to Cropstop and congrats on your win!

  9. This card is beautiful. Love the soft color of the stamped background with the added softness of the vellum. I have fond memories of wishing on dandelion fluff :)

  10. Love, love, LOVE your colors here. Also love the stripe and vellum, and how you sponged the dandelions. This card is so well thought out, great design! So stinkin' PURDY!!!!

  11. A lovely creation - thanks for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More Challenges xxx

  12. I love the soft panel against the striking striped background, perfect for the dandelion! A stunning card xx

  13. Beautifully created and what a perfect sentiment....I can send you lots of 'fluff' to wish on..want them?...LOL!!

  14. Wow..so pretty! I love the vellum..such a soft look!

  15. Lovely muted background on your pretty card

    Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month

  16. Another wonderful creation Donna!
    Thank you for joining Scrapy Land challenge with this gorgeous card!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  17. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More!
    x Daniela (DT)

  18. Lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More and good luck x Susan x