dandelion wishesI created this card to send to a friend that is recovering from surgery. At the beginning of the week, she had a long-awaited knee replacement. I have heard that the recovery from this procedure can be long, and I hope that this card will brighten her day when she receives it. Several other members of the stamp club are planning on sending her cards, too, so hopefully our handmade wishes will speed along her recovery.

This card is a CAS (Clean and Simple) that doesn’t have lots of bulk, or embellishment. I colored some pearls with the Light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends marker. It is easy-peasy to do, and you can have pearls or rhinestones that coordinate with your project using our great alcohol markers. I challenge you to try it out on a project real soon!

I used this challenge as inspiration for my card. I decided to go with the top row of the grid for the elements of this card. I have been planning on doing an ombr√© strip with this stamp set for a while, so for this card I did it using purple inks working from lightest to darkest. This set called to me when I saw it in the catalog, and I’m glad to have a chance to use it for the first time for a friend. I especially love the fonts for the greetings, and the silhouette dandelions are beautiful. Don’t be surprised if you see a similar technique show up with this stamp set again in the future.

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