Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Dandelion Seeds from Balloon Celebration

One of the things I wanted to try while on the weekend retreat was a making dandelion fluff with the seed images from Balloon Celebration. I had seen a few really beautiful ones on Pinterest. It turned out to be a bit more involved than I thought but I'm happy with the results. I'm dedicating this card to my granddaughter, Cedar, because of these pictures:

She's almost a year older now than when these photos were taken, but she still likes dandelions. My daughter made her that adorable little dress and even dyed the fabric!

                                                 Isn't she too cute?

Here's a closer look at how I made the card:

  • I really wanted to use the dandelion seed Designer Series Paper from Wildflower Fields, a beautiful set that you can earn during Sale-A-Bration (until Mar. 31)! A full panel of it just didn't work with the stamped image, because it drew attention away from the focal point, but when I turned the paper over, the design on the back was perfect for the Smoky Slate/ Basic Gray and Whisper White scheme. I added a narrow strip just to give a little pop of Calypso Coral.
  • I learned a lot trying to emboss the image from Balloon Celebration Stamp Set on a piece of Basic Gray cardstock, using White Stampin' Emboss Powder. My first try was too solid and you couldn't see the details. The second try, I only used the large seed image and added some Gorgeous Grunge splatters in the background to add to the airy look.
  • The ribbon in the middle of the Calypso Coral panel is Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon. The sentiment is from the Enjoy the Little Things stamp set, which coordinates with the Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit (More about that tomorrow!) I find myself using my scallop circle and oval punches more frequently lately. Nothing else was the right shape for the sentiment and the card layout. With all the rectangular shapes and straight edges, it provided a nice contrast.
Today is Tuesday. Tuesday is Weekly Deals day:

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