Sending Dandelion Wishes your way

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy card made with the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and Garden Lane DSP! This is another great way to combine designer series paper with a simple stamp set to create an all occasions card. What I love about the Garden Lane DSP, is that even though it does coordinate with two different suites, it is very versatile and can coordinate with so many more stamp sets. For this card, I will show you have to incorporate both stamp and paper for the inside and outside, which is super easy!

The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I stamped the dandelion puffs along the top and bottom of the card front in Whisper White Craft Ink and then set it with my heat tool. (Another option is you can heat emboss with White Embossing Powder):

For the card front, you will need this design from Garden Lane DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and cut again at 1” along the 5 ¼” side (long). You will also need enough Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon to tie into a bow around the DSP, using the 2ndand 3rdlargest Stitched Nested Labels to cut out the Soft Sea Foam and Whisper White cardstock, and stamp the dandelion stamp in Versamark ink and then in Mint Macaron ink on the Whisper White cardstock label piece, heat embossing with Clear Emboss Powder:

You will layer and adhere the stitched label pieces together, adhere this complete piece to the DSP with dimensionals, and then tie your ribbon along the bottom of the DSP. Since my bows aren’t the greatest, I cut a piece of ribbon long enough to wrap around the front, cut another piece long enough to tie into a bow, and adhere the bow with glue dots:

This completed piece is then adhered to the Crumb Cake card base, positioning in-between the stamped dandelion puffs:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the puffs along the top in Versamark and Mint Macaron inks, heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder, and adhere the 1” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Fun and easy card, right?? While it is so easy to make cards when you have a whole coordinating suite, challenge yourself to see what you can create outside the suite!  

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Create a sympathy card with Glossy White Cardstock

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a sympathy card I created with Glossy White Cardstock. This card did not start out as a sympathy card, rather I wanted to create a card using the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and Glossy White Cardstock. As I was making this card and discussing with my husband how I made the image on the glossy cardstock, he mentioned he needed a sympathy card and I thought this would be perfect with the Kindness & Compassion stamp set!

When Stampin’ Up! brought back Glossy White cardstock, I was excited because I originally bought it when it was previously sold, did one project, and then it just sat…and sat…and sat. The cardstock can be very intimidating, for me at least, so I tried to think of some way to create a card with it. Earlier this year I did a card using the “polished stone technique”, so I thought I would try coloring using a cotton ball and Stampin’ Up! Ink Refills and it was very easy! I will walk you through each step below!

I first started with a 3 ¾” x 5” piece of Glossy White cardstock:

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I used this dandelion image from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set, which I stamped in StazOn Jet Black ink:

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I chose 3 colors that I wanted to color the background in, going from light to dark, and went with So Saffron, Mango Melody, and Pumpkin Pie ink refills:

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I first started with So Saffron ink, which I put a couple drops on a cotton ball, and then swirled around the dandelion image:

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I then used Mango Melody ink on a different cotton ball and swirled that around the So Saffron ink:

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Finally, I used Pumpkin Pie ink on a different cotton ball, which I swirled around the rest of the paper. TIP-if you put too much ink on the cotton ball, flip the cotton ball over and use a clean side, this will take up any of the extra ink. If you don’t add enough ink, quickly squeeze another drop or two and quickly blend in:

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For the front of the card sentiment, I used one of the sentiments from Kindness & Compassion on a 5/8” piece of Whisper White cardstock, which I used my Stampin’ Write Marker in Basic Black to ink the bottom of the sentiment, flagged the end with the Banner Triple Punch, and cut a 5” piece of the Burlap Ribbon:

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To adhere the sentiment to the ribbon and then the ribbon to the cardstock, I used some Tear & Tape Adhesive on the back:

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The card base is a 5 ½” x 8 ½” piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock, scored at 4 ¼”, and the base layer is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The base layer is adhered to the card base and then the glossy cardstock is adhered slightly askew on top:

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The burlap ribbon is adhered across the bottom of the glossy cardstock and the sentiment is adhered on top:

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The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is inked using the Stampin’ Write Marker in Basic Black and the dandelion seed stamp is inked in Memento Ink, stamping off first:

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I’m really going to have to look up some more ideas using Glossy White Cardstock, this was pretty easy to create! The ink from the cotton ball dried quickly, but I did have to use my heat tool to help dry the dandelion image. I know a lot of us create cards as we need them, but every now and again, get out paper, a stamp set, or even some embellishments and let your creativity take over and experiment!

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