Hello stampers. I fell off the bandwagon of posting regularly because something far more important was happening. I was able to introduce my family and friends to a very important man in my life who crossed the ocean to come and see me. We had a whirlwind ten days together and I had no time or desire to do much work while he was here. You need to make priorities in life and now that he is gone again I will go to work with gusto. I had these beautiful cards made with Dandelion Wishes ready for posting and sharing last week already and thought I would do just one blog post while Gerard was here, but that didn’t happen. I cased these cards from Megumi Holland (I thought her last name was quite fitting at this time!) Here is her blog so you can check it out.

 

The trick to these cards is striking and simple. You simply emboss the dandelions using versamark and white embossing powder. Set with the heat gun making sure you don’t wave it around like you are drying your hair. Hold it in one spot, at an angle so you can see what you are doing, about one inch away from the cardstock. When you see the embossing powder start to “melt” and get shiny, then move to the next section. After embossing you colour over the raised image with your Blends.

 

Dandelion Wishes Special Trick with embossing and blends

 

I used the Subtles embossing folder for the background panel to add some more depth and texture to these elegant cards. The polka dot tulle ribbon is also a great look and feel for this card imitating the airy feel of the dandelion fluff. I used the Stitched Shape framelits and the layering ovals and circles framelits for the sentiments.

 

Stitched Shape Framelits and Layering Oval framelits are perfect for the sentiment

 

You can tell I was in a bit of a hurry for both the embossing and the photography. It is not the sharpest picture I have ever taken!! Notice the placement of my watermark? It is supposed to distract you from the blurry photo. A type of digital embellishment opportunity.

 

Daffodil Delight and Dandelion Wishes with polka dot tulle ribbon: a delightful combination.

 

I love how my idea turned out. My thought was that this sentiment needed to be paired with blowing dandelion fluff. I used to love doing this as a child. There is something magical about dandelion fluff blowing in the wind on a soft summer day. I first embossed the sentiment in white and then I stamped the dandelion image over top in versamark with no embossing for a subtle tone on tone effect. This card is also super appropriate after the ten days I have just had!! My heart is happy.

 

This picture was taken on Friday afternoon at The Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It was a cool and rainy day and this was the perfect location for a long and leisurely lunch. We finished our lunch by having dessert coffees by the fire in the library. I made a video of this iconic place so you could enjoy it too! Here it is:

 

 

Thanks for joining me and I hope you have a super day. Don’t forget that Stampin’Up! has come out with some fabulous storage solutions for our Blends, ink pads, markers and reinkers.

 

Fantastic Storage by Stampin'Up!

 

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