Sunday, July 26, 2009


Happy Dandelions

I created this card for the Midnight Madness sketch challenge #11 which can be found here. I am so glad that I had the time to play with this sketch this week. I’ve wanted to use this Gina K. stamp set for a while now and finally got the chance. When this stamp set came out I really wanted it. I hadn’t bought Gina K. stamps before and realized that this one which is called Many Wishes was a free with three stamp set. So I purchased three other stamp sets just so I could get the Many Wishes set. Kinda crazy I know, but oh well I guess I’m just a stampaholic.

The first thing I did was cut a piece of Whisper White CS 3.25” square. This was then brayered with Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Dusty Durango, and then sponged a little with Rich Razzleberry. The stems and sentiment were stamped in Soft Suede and the flower heads were stamped in PTI’s Fresh Snow ink. The bottom edge was torn and then layered on a piece of Melon Mambo, which was also torn at the bottom. I then used some glue and some white flocking that I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to and this was used to create the fluffly little ends of the dandelion. This adds just a little sparkle and texture.

The card base is Whisper White with Rich Razzleberry matted on it and some Raspberry Tart DSP. The main image panel that was matted on Melon Mambo is popped up with scrap rubber. I used some misc. white ribbon at the top with flower from the Flower Fusion Too set and some silver brads. What do you think?


  1. This is just beautiful! :) I love the dandelions and the way the background looks like a sunset. Thanks so much for playing along with us this weeek. :)
    ~Michell MMSC DT

  2. So pretty! Great job with the brayer. I love the dp too. Thank you so much for playing with us at the MMSC this week! Hope you will play again.

    Carolyn, MMSC DT

  3. Wow Amanda, your entry this week is just just FANTASTIC :)..I really love those colors and all that blending. It is out of this world!! Thank you so much for playing our sketch challenge. I for one, look forward to the viewing the entries each week. I get so much inspiration and ideas from our players. Please think of some friends that you know that do not play our challenges, because we are going to have a "Refer a Friend" challenge coming soon with extra prizes ;) we are always trying to keep it fresh at the Midnight Madness challenge blog.

  4. This is gorgeous Amanda!! I love your brayered background!! What fab colors!! Great technique and design!! Thanks for playing with the MMSC this week!!

  5. This is really beautiful! Love the colors and the beautiful dandelions!

  6. Oooh i just love girls with brayers!! LOL I have 50 ways to love your brayer if you are interested.