WWC212 - Tristan's "All About Occasions" Challenge

This card was made as a Design Team inspiration for Watercooler Wednesday WWC212 - Tristan's "All About Occasions" Challenge.
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I used an unusual combination of Stampin' Up! (SU) stamp sets, especially so for the "dandelion seed-bearing puffs", which were made using the shadowed underside of the balloon from the SU "Balloon Celebration" stamp set. The smaller of the two undersides in the set is perfect for the floating puff. The "dandelion head" is the circular shape that was meant to decorate balloons in that same stamp set.

The speckles floating in the air were created with the "spots" stamp from SU's "Gorgeous Grunge". The fuzzy background is the SU "Bokeh Dots" stamped in Night of Navy.

Before I mounted the dandelion panel on the Night of Navy blue mat, I scored 5 lines diagonally from lower left to upper right on the mat. The assembled panel was attached to the card base using adhesive foam strips.

I hadn't used the SU "Bokeh Dots" stamp before, so it took me almost six attempts on different colors of cardstock before I decided I liked white best.

The sentiment is from the retired 1993 SU "More Great Greetings". (I NEVER discard my old stamp sets!!!)

I am rating the difficulty level of this card as a "2" out of a possible "5" due to all the steps required for the stamped centerpiece.

Stamps: SU Bokeh Dots, Balloon Celebration, Gorgeous Grunge, More Great Greetings
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick Cardstock, Night of Navy
Paper Size: A2
Ink: SU Night of Navy
Accessories: Adhesive Foam Strips, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, SU Stamparatus, Scoring Tool


  1. Such a soft card Donna, the bokeh and scattered dandelions look so dreamy.
    About your question on my blog post about the shading on the white flower - I have used distress inks grey, green, and red in a very diluted form to give a bare minimum color to the white flower. I wanted it to have hints of color yet predominantly white.


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