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Monday, June 10, 2019

Dandelion Wishes, Get Well Card

I found a fun video on Pinterst to make this card. So I thought I would give it a try.  Some videos miss steps, assuming that you know what you are doing.  Some don't explain things well and sometimes your card doesn't turn out the way the original card looks.  Well, mine turned out they way I expected and hoped it would.  I made a couple minor changes, one because of the item and one because I didn't watch the video first and then play along.  I assumed.  LOL  You can see the video here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Coastal Cabana card stock.  This card opens on the right.

What I did first was cut a 2" x 5-1/2" piece of Very Vanilla card stock and I sponged on the colors.  I used dauber sponges.  I didn't have the Grapefruit Grove color ink, so I lightly used Pumpkin Pie ink.  I thought it was odd to sponge in the darker colors first.  Kind of a rule of thumb in the artists world that you start with the lighter colors and go darker.  But here I sponged on Coastal Cabana ink, then Highland Heather, Pumpkin Pie (lightly or Grapefruit Grove if you have it) and Mango Melody.  

You will use the embossing buddy before you stamp the image from "Dandelion Wishes" using black Memento ink.  Then you will stamp the flying seeds image using Versa Mark and heat emboss them with silver embossing powder.  It's kind of hard to see it's silver here but it is.  Maybe you can see it if you click on the photo to enlarge it.  Once the embossing is done the strip was taped to a 2-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Silver Foil card stock.  

The dandelion image was stamped on the card front using Versa Mark ink.  Then the strip was taped on. 

The words are from the same set and stamped using black Memento ink.  I die cut it with a circle that was just a little smaller than the "Starburst" punched piece of Highland Heather. I sponged Highland Heather on the circle but the instructions said to use Coastal Cabana.  I think this way looks just fine so now you have two choices when you get to this part.  

Silver thread was wound around spread fingers about 5 or 6 times and then gathered together and attached to the circled.  The instructions have you sandwiching them between the circle and the starburst piece.  I didn't do that.  I had already taped my circles together before I got to that part. So mine were affixed to the back of the starburst piece.  Then the piece was set in place using Dimensionals.  A few rhinestones were set on the card and a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Very Vanilla was taped to the inside of the card and it was done.  

I REALLY like how this card turned out.  The silver seeds, shiny rhinestones, silver foil and silver thread all make this card just sparkle!  I can see myself making this again sometime.  Or using these elements to make a different card.  I love all that silver on the card.  Oh and I actually had all the stuff (and it was not retired) to make this card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

The Crafty Basement said...

I love the colors! It cheered me up!