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Wednesday’s Card: Dandelion Wishes

Dandelion Wishes

Dandelion Wishes

Hi All!

I used a technique on this card called “direct to paper”, where you take your ink pad and apply it directly to the paper. Kind of a messy look, but it’s great because that means it’s easy to do!!

I used three different Stampin’ Up! blue inks (see names in the Supplies list below), as well as Stampin’ Up! paper. SU paper is definitely best in this case because you want the paper to absorb as much ink as possible. SU paper + SU ink = good results.

There are lots of possibilities with this technique – any silhouette stamp and three colors in the background. Voila!

I jazzed it up a little with some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details. I usually only leave a 1/8″ matte on the outside of my layering, but this time I did 1/4″. I think it needs it. Anyway… enjoy the video and have a great week!








  1. wrote on August 29th, 2012 at 10:22 am


    Fun effect! And I love easy cards…..

  2. wrote on August 29th, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Lillian F.

    Wow Darlene that was quick but I really like that card. Nice for a last minute(or forgotten) birthday. Can’t wait til next week!

  3. wrote on August 29th, 2012 at 11:23 am


    WOW!!!!! Darlene, you come up with the most inovated and totally outside the box ideas for cards. I now will see my SU ink pads in a totally different way. Dandelions are some of the prettiest weeds, LOL!! specially this delicate and puffy ones.
    Thanks for another great card.

  4. wrote on August 29th, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Mary Collier

    Loved the Cherry Cobbler Sparkler touch! Great tips for a fast and pretty card.

  5. wrote on August 29th, 2012 at 12:20 pm


    Boy this would be a terrific technique for a card set. Really looks very artsy. Very clever.

  6. wrote on August 29th, 2012 at 12:41 pm


    Indeed super fast. I love the card.

  7. wrote on August 29th, 2012 at 12:49 pm


    A fast card but the result is gorgeous!

  8. wrote on August 29th, 2012 at 4:41 pm


    I will definitely try it sometime!!

  9. wrote on August 29th, 2012 at 7:37 pm


    Darlene – this is a great card! I think I might use the design for my holiday cards. Thank you SOOOOO much for all your wonderful ideas. I wish every day was Wednesday!

  10. wrote on August 30th, 2012 at 4:55 am


    As always, you made another beautiful card! Getting together with friends to make cards, think I’ll introduce this technique to them! Love your style, CAS!

  11. wrote on August 30th, 2012 at 7:16 am


    Great card – love ideas for quick cards as I always seem to leave making my cards till the last minute.

  12. wrote on August 30th, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Ann R

    I LOVE this!! Thank you so much.

  13. wrote on August 30th, 2012 at 9:03 am


    Beautiful design. I received a swap card that used a crumb cake stamp pad for a solid block of background color – – but love the look of multiple colors!

  14. wrote on August 30th, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Maureen Chandler

    Beautiful! I love all your cards and videos – thanks so much for sharing them with the stamping world!!!

  15. wrote on August 30th, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Lillian R

    Thanks Darlene. Great card for last minute people like me. Can’t wait to try it.

  16. wrote on August 30th, 2012 at 4:42 pm


    Love the look Darlene ….


  17. wrote on August 30th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Michelle E

    I love that card! Simple and very elegant. I know I have some flower stamps that would work for that. Thanks!

  18. wrote on September 1st, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Cathy E

    Fast but a fun card and good to know you can put a card together quickly when you need one at the last minute that still rocks! I need to try this method.

  19. wrote on September 13th, 2012 at 2:37 am


    This is SUCH a great idea! A really beautiful card.

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