Hi, Stamping Friends! I’m totally into spring this week. The weather has been lovely, even though we’re enjoying April Showers today. Ok, maybe “enjoying” isn’t the right word. Last spring was so…wet. It rained from March until November, I think. So having a day of rain makes us happy because rain is important, but we really don’t want quite as much rain as we had last year. I mean, my garden drowned. Seriously. Nothing grew. All my vegetables drowned.
So here’s a quick joke for you. If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims. (That was a favorite of my kids’ years and years ago. They had a “punny” joke book.)
I wanted to create a spring card for you, but I also wanted to use the Stampin’ Up!® Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set. So here’s what I came up with.
We’re not in the “blow on the dandelion and make a wish” season yet. Actually, I haven’t even seen a dandelion in the yard. But it’s coming, and soon. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Dandelion Wishes image using Smoky Slate and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Markers. Looking back, I should have used the Mossy Meadow for everything, because these are full bloom dandelions.
After I was happy with the dandelion images, I used a Sponge Dauber and a Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad to color the dandelions. So easy!
Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set in Calypso Coral. I thought the card was a little blah, so I added some Timeless Textures splatters in Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green (stamped off several times to mute it a bit).
After I added the Whisper White panel to a Calypso Coral card base, I decided to add a little Calypso Coral Satin Ribbon to the card. I thought it needed a little pizzazz. And I have ribbon I need to use up before the next Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog comes out.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!