Of course I had to try them out and one in particular was really pleading with me to use it. The Dandelion Wishes set has some lovely images of the dandelion "clocks", ready to be blown away with the breeze. If you're like me, you probably love those images, too. I know that I loved blowing the seeds away when I was a kid (and still do) and, of course, my daughter and now my grandsons also love doing the same thing.
I decided to combine one of those dandelion clocks with a fairy from the Fairy Celebrations stamp set. It's sweet. It's whimsical. It was fun to create. I kept it clean and simple and then added a sentiment at the bottom, stamped in Calypso Coral, from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set.
I stamped the image of the fairy on white Mixed Media paper. Then I heat embossed the image of the dandelion clock using white embossing powder, making sure it appeared to be in her left hand. After the embossing was cold, I went over it with a sponge and Marina Mist ink, using the emboss resist technique. Once that was done and I had coloured the fairy using my alcohol Stampin' Blends, I used a cross stitch rectangle die to cut it out. Then I added a narrow Calypso Coral matte to the piece and mounted it above the sentiment.
The paper which I've used as my base is actually a natural white. It has all sorts of fibres and spots in it since it hasn't been bleached like the fancier cardstocks. I like the effect and hope you do as well.
I'm entering this card in the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge #261 since I used the sketch as inspiration.
I'm also entering this card into the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #281 - Anything Goes.