Thursday, March 20, 2014

Audrey's Dandelion Bunch...a sure sign of Spring!

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Hi everyone, it's Audrey, here with another guest designer project to share with you today. This time, I've got a little note-card in neutrals for you that features one of my most favorite Prickley Pear red rubber images, Dandelion Bunch.  

I am absolutely smitten with the natural "wildflower" look to this Dandelion Bunch image. I think it would look fabulous stamped in either very dark or very light shadow ink to create a silhouette effect, but for my card, I used a variety of colorful inks to create a subtle watercolor look that is so popular these days. This technique is super easy, and always a bit of a surprise, too, for no two inkings ever turn out quite the same. Simply apply the ink directly to the stamp, starting with the lightest color and working your way up to the darkest. For my image, I used two colors of green on the stems and leaves, and two colors of yellow/orange on the dandelion heads. Once your stamp is inked, lightly spritz it with water before stamping your image onto water color paper.

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To give my image a bit more depth, I inked the edges lightly and added a paper pierced border, before popping the panel onto my card base using foam adhesive. Twine wrapped around the top of the panel holds a simple sentiment tag I made from scrap water color paper and the beautiful script Just a Note red rubber image. Final step was adding a kraft paper butterfly die cut using the Mini Butterflies die set.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back next week with another fun project, and in the mean time, feel free to come visit me on my blog!


  1. Very pretty!!!! I love the water color look achieved with inks!

  2. nice effect... very beautiful card.. I shd try this watercolor effect.. love it!!
    Moxie Craftie

  3. this is really really pretty. i love this soft look.