Hello, and a happy day to you!

There’s a lot going on at Stampin’ Up! this week.  The new Annual Catalog was revealed to Demonstrators.  There are some surprises and very positive changes.  The new 2021-2023 In Colors are beautiful!  I’ll have more about them in a future post. If you placed an order with me over the past year, you will be receiving the new catalog in the mail during the month of April.

With all the excitement going on, I got a bit distracted from my card making but I was determined to get my stamps, ink and paper in my hands again make a new card.

Today’s post features the current Garden Wishes Bundle.  I’ll give you a little hint… it’s going to be around for a while longer.  It’s interesting that the longer you have a stamp set, the more you realize what you can do with it.  And the more you do with it, the more you can.  Interesting, right?

I started playing with the paper patterns from the Dandy Garden DSP Pack and this card is the finished project.

  • On a Basic White top fold A-2 card base I added a layer of the Calypso Coral and Basic White patterned paper.
  • I had a few cut pieces of other designs in my paper pack and went with the Mossy Meadow and Basic White dandelion print for the large banner layer.  I tucked a strip of the Bumblebee and white striped pattern to the right side of my large layer.
  • The large dandelion image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and die cut with the matching die.
  • Now for the best part….  yes I colored the stamped image with my Blends.  I’m really enjoying my Blends now.
  • I used a small piece of the grid pattern from the Well Suited Designer Series Paper to layer my die cut dandelion.
  • To give the layer some depth, I sponged Bumblebee ink along the outside edge.
  • The dandelion cut image is attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I hand cropped the sentiment banner and stamped the sentiment with Mossy Meadow ink.
  • Two little Gold Metallic Pearls finished this card nicely.

So, pull out your favorite stamps, ink and paper, add a little color with your Blends and create a breath of fresh air!

…the only limitation is your imagination.

For more details on the products I used in today’s post, you can click on the images below.