Friday, August 2, 2013

Dandelion Cards with Fabric Embellishments

Hi Dreamers!
Another nice summer day here in good old Michigan (USA).  Yesterday I spent some time in my studio and made a bunch of cards.   Three from some pieces I had cut and stamped a couple months ago and three from scratch.  Today, I will share two of the "from scratch" cards.  I used a fun Dandelion stamp from Serendipity Stamps.   I thought this was a good choice to use now that the weeds are growing so well in my garden and yard.  LOL.

I stamped with Rusty Brown Stazon Ink on both cards.

Card #1


  • Make a folded card from Old Olive CS and layer with Old Olive DP (from Stampin' Up)
  • Stamp with Rusty Brown Stazon ink onto watercolor paper
  • Color with Watercolor crayons
  • Distress with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

  • Layer stamped piece with Crushed Curry CS (Stampin' Up)
  • Tie a bow in a strip of cotton green homespun fabric

  • Thread another strip of the homespun fabric through a metal ribbon holder and wrap ends around edges of card

Card #2

  • Make a folded card from Cherry Cobbler CS ( Stampin' Up) and layer with dp ( K & Company)
  • Stamp with Rusty Brown Stazon ink on Neenah CS
  • Color with Watercolor Crayons

  • Use die cuts to cut in an oval and a scallop from Calypso Coral CS (SU)
  • Add pearls

  • Make a half circle from a strip of cotton calico fabric:
                Run gathering stitches down one long edge and pull up stitches to form the half circle.  Glue to                       card.

******Challenges for my Dandy Dandelion Cards with Fabric Embellishments

Serendipity Stamps: use fabric
Cut it Up: summer and a die cut
Daring Cardmakers: color combo---card #2
365 Cards:Nature
Simon's Wednesday: anything goes
The Paper Girls: watercolor

I will be back tomorrow with a "Sweet Treat" card!!  See you then.  Have a great Friday.  Love ya.


  1. Pretty card, Karen - love that tattered material you used, too! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Wednesday challenge this week!

  2. These are fabulous. Thanks so much for joining out challenge at The Paper Girls!

  3. Super cards - I like the use of homespun fabric instead of ribbon and the colours you've chosen are gorgeous. Elizabeth xx

  4. They are both very Beautiful....
    Awesome job!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  5. What lovely cards so beautifully presented too with gorgeous embellis, layout and image x

  6. The dandelion is gorgeous, and the cards are great - I especially love that rustic ribbon on the first one.
    Alison x

  7. Beautiful cards, I love the muted colour scheme. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  8. Karen....look fabulous!! Such clever and fun ways to use fabric....the fabrics are perfect with this image!!

  9. What a great stamp and you have used it beautifully! Love the tone on tone and your fabrics are fabulous!

  10. I love the addition of the pearls and the fabric accents. Beautiful coloring on the dandelions. I love the orange!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenge for our Celebrate Summer challenge!


  11. Lovely cards! Thank you so much for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week!

  12. Gorgeous! I love all the color packed in here!

  13. Such beautiful cards! Love all the details you added to both! Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


  14. So pretty! Perfect for the nature theme. Thanks for playing at 365 Cards.


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