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
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.)
Stampin' Write Markers in blues and greens
Rounded Corners Clear Block that measures 2 7/8" square
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.