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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Dandelion Garden

Today is Rubbernecker Stamps RELEASE DAY!!    Thank you for joining us.  We are so glad you could be a part of the fun!!  Since we had SO much fun last time with our game, how about another game?  Our release day fun this round, will be a WORD SEARCH!!  All you have to do is travel to EACH of the FABULOUS design team blogs, like usual, and leave them some LOVE!!  However, while you are there, you will pick up a WORD at EACH stop!!  At the end of your journey you will you will then leave your ANSWERS on the RUBBERNECKER BLOG!  ONE lucky entry will receive a PRIZE……………………………….


**A $25 RUBBERNECKER STAMPS GIFT CERTIFICATE**
MY WORD IS 

“ INK”

You will have until THURSDAY to enter, for we know that everyone is VERY busy!!  You can find the HOP ROUTE below! Thanks again for joining Rubbernecker Stamps for their NEW RELEASE DAY!!!  Hope you enjoy the HOP!!

And, now, for my card....

I used the new release Wild Garden Dandelion Border image.  I stamped the image onto black cardstock with white craft ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I poured the white embossing powder over the dandelion tops only (I used a small brush to remove any embossing powder that got on the stems) and heat set.  I was then able to color the stems and bottom border with Prismacolor pencils dipped in Gamsol to soften the lead a bit.  I dotted with white gel pen for accents.  Other supplies I used are:

Stamps:  Wild Garden-Dandelion Garden Border (#540-02)
Cardstock:  Bordering Blue, Black, Night of Navy designer paper
Ink:  White Craft
Accessories:  white embossing powder, heat tool, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, white gel pen, Lacey Circles Nestabilities, zig-zag border and flower border punches
 
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Have fun hopping and Good Luck!

49 comments:

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Charlene. I love the white embossing against the black. My dandelions never look this pretty.

imastampin said...

Charlene, this is great. I love the white dandelions popping from the dark background.

Sheri said...

Love your dandelions. I think they look so real I was trying to blow my computer screen!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Gorgeous creation!

Barbara Taylor said...

Pretty Card.

Cook22 said...

I'm not so fond of dandelions in the garden, but oh my - midnight magic here, this is utterly beautiful.

Lorraine said...

Dandelions have never looked prettier! What a gorgeous card.

Celeste said...

Beautiful image. I love the colors you used. Great idea to only emboss the danelion tops and color the stems.

SherylH said...

Beautiful -- like your idea of only embossing the "blossoms" and colouring the stems.

Colorado Crafter said...

Great card! I always love white embossing. I think this new Rubbernecker image is a "must have"!

Judy said...

Beautiful Card! Love those dandelions....on paper! TFS

kksb said...

Magnificent card! Dandelions are certainly paper friendly.

silvia said...

Beautiful card!! I LOVE the colored border!!

bncpools said...

I am so loving this new stamp. Those white dandelions on the black ROCK! Stunning card Charlene. TFS :0)

Heather said...

Gorgeous!! You girls have done such a great job showing off this dandelion stamp! I don't normally care for them, but I think I "need" this stamp. : ) Love your embossing.

Dee in N.H. said...

WOW! Those dandelions just pop beautifully! Love that!

Julia Aston said...

How stunning Charlene! These look like moon glow in the midnight sky!

Gayle said...

Beautiful card. I love the white embossing on the black.

Joan Ervin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Charlene....your white dandelions are sooo pretty and how clever to color the grass!!!! Love all the blue in the background, too!!!

Kittie said...

I love this, Charlene. The layout of the card with the dandylions is perfect.

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Oh wow! This is stunning!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

love the beautiful dandelion card.

Francie G. said...

Ok, now I have to go out when it is pitch black to see if dandelions are this beautiful in real life!tee hee! Charlene, this is a dramatic beauty! Fabulous design and colors! Gorgeous!

craftymom205 said...

Love the dandelions stamped in white on black cardstock

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Peggie said...

Very pretty. Such an inspiration!

Nancy R Grimes said...

Who thought dandelions could make such a pretty card!!! Nice

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your dandelion garden is stunning Charlene!! WOW!

Marilyn M said...

Beautiful card and I Love your embossiing.

Beverly said...

Charlene, this card is VERY stunning! Love it, gf!

Celeste said...

So pretty!

Sherry Kushibab said...

What a fabulous card. Love those embossed dandelions - great idea doing them on black and layering with such lovely DP in the background with that sweet flower border punch peeking out in black along the bottom. awesome card.

Joanne (jojot) said...

so dramtically bold and dramatic in the deep colors with the white blossoms popping...beautiful

Bev Gerard said...

Genius technique! I so love the beautiful contrast of B & W ... and the way you were able to add color to the stems! Wow!!

`Bev

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Beautiful card, I just love the layout & the colors!!!

Wendy, aka Roo
wendydotroos2boysatgmaildotcom

jkreucher said...

this couldn't be more beautiful Charlene.. love these flowers in the circle..
hugs
Judy

deb-landreth said...

I love the new stamp and the way you have used it.

stampencamper said...

what a brilliant way to make these dandelion 'op' thanks for making the blog hop fun

pcm said...

beautiful card!

KAREN said...

This is gorgeous Charlene. Love it.

Beth said...

I love this stamp! It lends itself so well to embossing. And I like your take especially with the contrast of light and dark. Great color choices!

Keri said...

So very pretty! I love the white on black technique!

Sue said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the black background

Denise said...

Beautiful! I love the white dandelions on the dark background!
DeniseB

cdjcape521 said...

Love Rubbernecker stamps! This card is beautiful!

disneylisa said...

Would never have thought to use a stamp like that. ITs great.

Lillian Child said...

SO very lovely!

sandi said...

The dandelions on the dark background makes them stand out. I love the colors you choose also. I never realized that dandelions could be so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

jojobean said...

Hi can you tell me where you got the dandelion stamp? I've been looking all over for Wild Garden Dandelion Border image. I can't figure out who makes it.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

jojobean, the image is a Rubbernecker stamp and can be found here:

http://www.rubbernecker.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=dandelion