August 10, 2019


The Dandelion Wishes stamp set on page 77 of the Annual Catalog is a picture of gentle loveliness. I used it once before in this post, Dandelion Sympathy. The girls enjoyed using it for that card at a Stamp-In a few months ago, so I decided to feature it again, only this time using the other main image.

A close-up of the image portion:

I love the the technique I used for the backdrop on which I stamped the image in black. Keep reading to discover how I did it, and to make a card of your own.

Pacific Point cardstock
Black cardstock
Whisper White cardstock

Dandelion Wishes (page 77, Annual Catalog)
Retired sentiment (anything will work; I just liked the way this word went all the way across.)

Black ink
Stampin' Write Markers in blues and greens

Rounded Corners Clear Block that measures 2 7/8" square
Water spritzer

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Pacific Point cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

To this card base, add a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of black cardstock.

With the sides of the brush ends of blue and green Stampin' Write Markers, scribble in one direction across the acrylic block with rounded corners. Cover the block fairly well with the color. Spritz the block lightly with water and stamp it immediately directly onto a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White cardstock, leaving equal margins at the top and sides. Let the block sit there for a few counts. Then, carefully lift the block straight up off the paper. You can either let it dry naturally or use the Heat Tool to hurry along the drying. 

Once it is completely dry, stamp in black the trio of dandelion seed heads.

Add a few sequins to the background.

In black ink, stamp your chosen sentiment across the bottom portion of the card.

Remembering to keep your adhesive very close to the edge of the white piece, adhere it to the black cardstock.



  1. That is such a beautiful card!! I love that color scheme. Pinned.

  2. This is such a beautiful card and I just love dandelions. Thanks for sharing with To Grandma's House We Go, I'll be featuring you next week.

  3. So pretty, I love the colors!
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

  4. This card is simply stunning. The mesh of colors and look of the background make me picture holding a dandelion while looking up at the sky. Beautiful card for many occasions.

    I have chosen these are one of my features at this week's Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party, which goes live tomorrow (Saturday) at 5pm EST.


    1. Thank you so much, Alexandra! I am so happy that you like it!

  5. What a lovely card! I LOVE dandelions! I even have some pillow covers that are covered in them! ;-) I found you by way of Morning Cup of Joe! We'd love to have you join us at Tuesday Turn About by way of ! Hope to see you there!

    1. Why, thank you so much, Julie! Thanks also for the invite -- I have added my links. It is nice to "meet" you!

    2. So glad to have you, Linda! Hope to see you each week! And thank you!

  6. Keep posting at Funtastic Friday. I love this card and have posted to my paper crafting board. Would love to have you join our Artist Trading Card swaps. I've included the event here. and here's a little swap group we have

    1. Thanks! I'm so glad you like the card. I would LOVE to join you all in your ATC social activities -- but, Myrtle Beach is a bit of a commute from Central Wisconsin. Do you ever do swaps via mail?

  7. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's!

  8. Very pretty card. Technique would be so pretty with so many stamps! Know why dandelions must be God's favorite flower? He made so many of them!

  9. Dandelions are one of my favorite 'flowers' and I love your use of them in these cards!

    1. Thank you so much, Cindy! I too find them quite picturesque.