Dandelion Marks Silver Anniversary

Dandelion from Balloon Celebration
Dandelion from Balloon Celebration

I have been waiting to make this dandelion image since the moment I first saw the individual seed image in Balloon Celebration. Since I was using Versamark, a clear ink for embossing, I first stamped a template using the small seed spaced evenly in a circle with a colored ink, and then stamped the large seed in a different color ink. I placed my piece of vellum cardstock over the top of the template, and stamped in Versamark. Then I heat embossed with white embossing powder, applied my adhesive under the dandelion image and adhered to a Silver Foil mat. And my dandelion stem is made of the words ‘let us celebrate’, a perfect sentiment for a 25 year silver anniversary!

Among the Branches for Winter

Among the Branches Vellum Sparkle
Among the Branches Vellum Sparkle

Texture makes this wintery card pop! There’s dry embossing with the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and the little ornament image from Among the Branches is heat embossed in gold. The snowflakes are stamped with the new Archival Basic Gray ink pad and rhinestones to every other one add some glitz. Gold embossed vellum from the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack adds another layer of texture, as does the nest of gold thread behind the popped up focal point.

Here’s the how to.

Among the Branches for Winter Instructions
Among the Branches for Winter Instructions