Dandelion Wishes Blue Bokeh Dots Card

by Joanne James13. September 2018 21:00

I'm sorry this week has been a little less blog-filled than anticipated; I am getting back into a routine now that the James Juniors are back at school, however I'm still playing catch-up. I've had two classes this week and lots more going on besides, and can't quite believe it's Thursday before I've managed a post - eek!

Anyway, today I'm sharing a card that I made with the ladies in my stamp class earlier this week that was inspired by the challenges over at As You See It  and Less Is More


My class featured the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and we looked at different techniques to create interesting backgrounds. The Dandelion Wishes set is perfect for clean and simple cards - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Back To Basics - The theme over at As you See It this week is 'Back To Basics', creating cards using little more than stamps. ink and paper. I love clean creations, although they aren't always basic in this sense. There is something liberating though about creating with just stamps, ink and paper and it is fun to be able to share creations from time to time like this. They can be quick(er!) to create and show that it's still possible to create something pretty without needing a ton of supplies. My card uses only two ink colours and two colours of cardstock - basic supplies indeed!

Layer Images for Interest - One of the ways to create interest on a basic card is to layer images to create interest. In addition the basic card layers, with a little tone-on-tone stamping on the base, I used the bokeh dots stamp as a 'background' for my dandelion seed heads and positioned both them and my sentiment across the edges in order to create the illusion of an extra layer.

A Drop of Frost - I could have just left my card there as it looked pretty enough to be fair. I often add a little something to a CAS card for extra interest and in this instance decided to add a trio of the new frosted epoxy droplets from the seasonal catalogue. I love the frosted finish they have and am a sucker for something shiny! I'm hoping the ladies at AYSI approve - my justification is that it's less fussy than ribbon ;-)

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'll be back tomorrow with another project for you. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
9/13/2018 9:25:18 PM #

This is so very pretty. I've havered over both of these stamp sets and so far have resisted. But.... you've made them look just so indispensable! You're so right about layering, both with cardstock and with stamps, as a way of getting a wow factor out of the basics. I love this card.

Trina P.
Trina P. Canada
9/14/2018 3:39:54 AM #

Wonderful card going back to the basics!  Your ink blended background is so soft and delicate.  Perfect colour choice to feature those beautiful dandelion images.  Thank you for joining us at Less is More. x

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/14/2018 1:36:07 PM #

Well, how about this pretty little card...perfectly CAS, sweet little images, and a wonderful color combo!  I predict a winner for sure...it IS a winner in so many ways!  Thanks for sharing this with us at AYSI this week!

9/14/2018 3:30:47 PM #

Such a gorgeous card! The delicate bokeh panel is the perfect backdrop for the dandelion and seed image! The way you carried the seeds over onto the top of the base card is just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
9/15/2018 5:28:02 AM #

Joanne, this is the epitome of back to basics beautiful! You can create loveliness without needing a room full of tools! I love your delicate Bokeh background and the little dandelions seeds stamped in the bottom layer. The droplets are a great substitution for ribbon and even less intrusive! Thanks for playing along with us at As You See It Challenges!

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