Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s card I used the pretty Stampin’ Up! Garden Wishes bundle and while I don’t like dandelions in my yard, I am so ready for spring that if I saw one of these yellow flowers in my yard, I would jump for joy! Plus the artwork in these stamps is exquisite! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
We have a Sketch challenge this week and here is the pretty sketch we are using:
I started by adhering a pretty panel of the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to the front of a Bumblebee card base. Then I stamped the blooming dandelion image from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Wishes cling stamp set on a Basic White panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the image with Mango Melody, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.
I cut out the flower with the third largest Stitched Rectangles die and adhered it to a Mossy Meadow mat with liquid glue. I wrapped a length of Mossy Meadow braided trim around it and tied a knot. Then I frayed the ends to make it wider and give it a bit of a messy look.
I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Wishes stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a small Bumblebee panel. I cut it out with the smallest long Stitched Rectangle die by using the two step method (I partially cut one end of the label with the die, moved the die and partially cut the other end) and adhered it to the panel with glue dots. I adhered a ladybug trinket to the label with a glue dot and popped the panel on the card front with dimensionals.
For the inside of the card, I stamped the dandelion from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Wishes stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the side of a Basic White panel and colored it with Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the dandelion seeds in Memento Tuxedo Black after stamping off twice and stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow. I cut out a little bumblebee from another panel of Dandy Garden DSP with the coordinating die from the Dandy Wishes dies and adhered it to the top corner. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ designer series paper and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.
The Stampin’ Up! Garden Wishes stamp set has beautiful dandelion images and sweet sentiments. The Dandy Wishes dies has dies that coordinate with the images and other dies that you can make dandelions from colored card stock – I need to play with these next. So pick a dandelion, make a wish and blow!
On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.
And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:
- Amy Koenders
- Mary Deatherage
- Kristi Gray
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Sue Prather
- Karen Finkle
- Akiko Sudano <– you are here
- Karen Ksenzakovic
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Bumblebee – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
- Mossy Meadow – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2 (front mat)
- Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front panel)
- Dandy Garden DSP – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (front back panel)1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim), small bumblebee
Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: