A Clean and Simple Dandelion Trio For The Final CAS(E) This Sketch CTS#405

by Joanne James3. February 2021 07:00

Today I'm sharing a card for the final challenge over at CAS(E) This Sketch:

I'm so sad this challenge is ending! I thought this sketch was a tricky one, and I did take quite a liberal interpretation, but since it was the very last one I couldn't not play along. After much consideration, I decided to go with dandelions for my card - take a look:

 

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

A Dandelion Trio - I've both a trio of dandelions and a trio of dandelion products on today's card! The first is the beautiful Dandelions 3D embossing folder from the main catalogue. This embossing folder is the makings of a card in itself and I thought the positioning of the dandelion seed heads worked really well for the tag elements of the sketch - just check out the detail:

 

I addition to the embossed dandelions, Once I'd added my strip of DSP (more on that in a moment) I added a scored line at the edge of the paper to tie it into my embossed design, which you can just see on the photo above. A small and subtle detail, but it really adds to the finished appearance of the card.

Dandy Garden - I decided I needed something to represent the vertical element of the sketch, so decided that some of the dandelion-patterned paper from the Dandy Garden DSP pack in the current mini catalogue woould do the trick. I used a strip of white and Bumblebee for my first card, then I also made a second card and used a strip of the Calypso Coral design. On both cards I used a circle punch to remove a semi-circle so that my strip fit around my embossed dandelion head:

 

My customes and team know how much I have a love-hate relationship with the dandelion designs in the Dandy Garden DSP pack; I am not keen on the bold designs of proper yellow dandelions in this pack (they realy are just weeds, right?!) but I do love the reverse patterns that depict the more whispy dandelion seed heads that I've used here. Here's a shot of each of the cards together - which one do you prefer?

 

Dandelion Wishes - Finally, I paired my embossed design and DSP border with a heat-embossed sentiment from the 'Dandelion Wishes' stamp set - the third dandelion element. I also used the dandelion stamp in this set to add some decoration to the inside of my card:

 

I added a trio of faceted gems to the front to complete my card. So what do you think - did I do the final CAS(E) This Sketch justice? I hope so.

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. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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

 

Comments (7) -

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
2/3/2021 10:36:52 PM #

Those embossed dandelions are fabulous!  I haven't ordered any of this set but might have to have a rethink...

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Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/4/2021 10:03:19 AM #

This is one of those embossing folders that stands alone, as is the Dandelion Wishes stamp set. I've used the stamp set loads as it is an 'oldie but goodie' and it has been nice to get it out again because it co-ordinates with the Dandy Garden suite so beautifully - it would be a great way to add some co-ordination to your Dandy Garden stamp set for sure Deborah Smile

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Kim S
Kim SUnited States
2/4/2021 5:40:23 PM #

LOVE these!!  I love the way you popped out the dandelion embossing (and I totally agree on the dsp!) The sentiment on black is the perfect accent.

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Michele F
Michele FUnited States
2/4/2021 6:01:36 PM #

Joanne, not only do I love your dandelion cards, I couldn't love the sentiment more!
Thank you so very much for every card you sent our way ... and for saying farewell so beautifully! xx
=]

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Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/7/2021 3:43:41 AM #

When I'm such a fan of Dandelion Wishes, explain to me just how I've missed seeing this embossing folder before now?!! I love the way it so simply links in with that bright DSP. Gorgeousness personified. Smile

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Vicky
VickyUnited Kingdom
2/9/2021 3:18:15 PM #

Very clever Joanne! I love the way you have incorporated the embossed dandelion into the DSP strip by punching/die-cutting a circle  and also adding the embossed line. I agree that the subtle papers work well here ( I prefer the yellow one) but I actually really like the bold papers in the pack. DSP is not really my thing though and I can never justify buying a pack - expect for those Christmas plaids!! Vicky x

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Pauline Adamson
Pauline AdamsonUnited Kingdom
2/18/2021 1:36:28 PM #

Beautiful. Love this design. Very clever Joanne.  Hope you are well.

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