Easy Dandy Wishes Cards With Kylie’s Demonstrator Blog Hop December 2020

Dec 14, 2020 | Card Ideas, Colouring, Thank you

Hello and welcome to this blog post featuring my Dandy Wishes Thank you Cards!

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The past couple of weeks I have been playing with my new pre-order products from the NEW January to June Mini Catalogue which is available to order from the 5th January.

One of the bundles is the NEW Garden Wishes Set and it is gorgeous. I can’t share an image of the stamp set or the dies yet, but thought you would love to see a SNEAK PEAK of a card I made for my customers this month using the Dandy Wishes Dies which I paired with a sentiment from the accompanying Mega bundle stamp set Dragonfly Garden.

Stunning blended card using Garden Wishes from Dandy Garden by Stampin Up

Blended Thank You Card Using The New Dandy Wishes Dies

The dies in this set are so pretty that they speak for themselves and included some stunning layering Dandelion shapes. However for this card I chose the pretty fine flower heads. I’m not sure what they are, but they sure are really cute?

As many of you know I love sponging colours together to create bright and vibrant backgrounds. So I was no surprise that I grabbed my NEW Blending Brushes to create some fun muted backgrounds. It’s just so easy

Stunning blended card using Garden Wishes from Dandy Garden by Stampin Up

I took a piece of Shimmery cardstock and added some Grey Granite, Sahara Sand and So Saffron ink to the card in three sections blending the colours at the edges. With the new soft brushes it was so easy.

Next I splattered some water onto the card and then dabbed it off with some tissue. This technique removes a little of the ink and creates a lovely texture. To add some lowlights I used my coordinating blends to splatter some colour over the card.

Stunning blended card using Garden Wishes from Dandy Garden by Stampin Up

Once dry I added five die cut flower heads using glue and stamped the sentiment in Black Tuxedo memento Ink

I then mounted the card onto a layers of Gray Granite and Basic Gray cardstock with a base of Thick Whisper white card stock. With all the detail in the blended background I decided I would forgo my usual embellishing. I think the resulting card is rather simple, but elegant.

More Blended Thank You Cards Using The New Dandy Wishes Dies

Just to change it up a little I made the cards in various colourways just to see the effect . I think they worked really well in the Petal Pink and Seaside Spray. What do you think?


  • Base: Thick Whisper White – 5 3/4″ by 11 1/2″ scored at 5 3/4″
  • First Layer: Basic Gray – 5″ by 5″
  • Second Layer: Gray Granite – 4 1/4″ by 4 1/4″
  • Third Layer: Gray Granite – 4 1/8″ by 4 1/8″
  • Fourth Layer: Shimmery White – 4″ by 4″
  • Flower Heads : Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Gray Granite and So Saffron scraps maximum 4″ by 2″


I had great fun making these cards for my customers this month and I would love to know what you think? Please do leave me a comment.

If you would like to know more about any of my projects please do get in contact and I would be happy to help you.

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  1. Deb Macdowell

    Beautiful cards Sara! They look like framed paintings, so elegant! 🙂

    • Sara Sayers

      Thanks Deb. I had such fun making them

  2. Mo Rootes

    Love these cards Sara, so elegant x

  3. Jessica Brigden

    Ooh, each little Dandy Wishes card is a work of art! They would be pretty framed even.

  4. Terri Brumagim

    Thank you for sharing Sara, especially like seeing the different colors and techniques. Nicely done.

  5. Sandie

    Wow stunning cards. Thank you for sharing

    • Hazel Nye

      Beautiful cards. Love your colour combos .

  6. Christy

    Wonderful Cards!😊


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