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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Dandelion Snowflakes & a Challenge!!

Do you have any snowflakes stamps in your collection? Did you know that you can use some of those snowflakes to make dandelions or other flowers? I've wanted to try this before but haven't thought about it for quite a while. While checking out some blogs, I saw this card by Natasha and decided that now is the time to let my dandelions grow!

I used one of the small background stamps from the TAC "Winter Flakes" set as the yellow background (used Sunflower Palette Ink) to the dandelion and then stamped one of the snowflakes from the "Snowflakes" set and the snowflake from the "Tis the Season" set (Fall Supplement set) on top in Burnt Umber Palette ink.

The grass is from the Spring Fling Set "Happy Bug Day" and then I used the little leafy stamp from "Deco Designs" as filler. The dandelion stems cames from the "Fanciful Flowers" set.

After I had finished stamping, I used the TAC Corner Rounder and rounded the top two corners of the image piece and also the two corners of the card. I also stamped the yellow & brown dandelions a couple more times on another piece of paper and then took my 1/2" circle punch (I use that thing a lot!!) and punched out 2 of the flowers and then adhered them on top of 2 of the dandelions using pop dots. All of the papers are Bazzill papers that The Angel Company sells. The sentiment on the card came from the "Great Greetings" set.

I know that it is probably hard to see, but each of the different colors of paper (including the brown) is outlined using Jumbo Java VersaMagic Chalk ink. This adds a little more color to the card and finishes it off. If you would like to see more of the detail in the card, click on it for a larger view.

CHALLENGE:
What stamp sets do you have in your collection that you could use in different ways? I challenge you to choose a stamp set and use it in a way that it wasn't originally intended for and in a way that would be considered "out of the box". Upload your card to a gallery or to your blog so that we can all see what you have come up with and post a comment on my blog with the link to that card! Let's inspire each other!

6 comments:

  1. This is so nice! What a great idea - thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Excellent idea - now where did I stash those Christmas stamps???

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  3. Wow, this is awesome! Such a great idea. I can't wait to see what others come up with too. TFS!

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  4. I had used them for a wreath before, but never would have thought of dandelions!

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  5. Oh my goodness! What a cute idea! I am going to try that! Hopefully later today! Thanks for the cool idea!

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