Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Dandelion Treasures

When I saw this Dandelion stamp in the Hero Arts catalog, I knew I just had to have it!

I stamped it on yellow cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. To add color around the Dandelion, I made a template by punching a scallop in a piece of scrap paper with my Circle Nestabilities. I placed the template "hole" over the Dandelion, then colored the inside of the punched out hole using Tombow markers.

For a little sparkle I used a Stardust Clear Gelly Roll glitter pen to accent the Dandelion. Sadly, it doesn't show up in the picture very well.
The sentiment is Penny Black's Special Treasures . I added a yellow button threaded with purple embroidery thread, and mounted on a purple layer that was scalloped by using a corner rounder.

And before I forget to tell you....I had a HUGE thrill today! They are filming a movie at the Courthouse where I work. As I was leaving today I saw Michael Douglas getting out of his car. I know, I must sound like a groupie. But honestly, how often does one see Michael Douglas...IN PERSON! He was only a few feet away from me! Be still my heart!

In the movie he plays the part of a District Attorney, so they needed our courtrooms to film some of the trial scenes. The name of the movie is Beyond A Reasonable Doubt. Another of the major actors in the movie is the young guy from Desperate Housewives that was the gardener who had an affair with Edie (Nicollette Sheridan). I haven't seen him yet...but I have my fingers crossed!

Thanks so much for stopping by tonight!


Carol said...

What a pretty card Michelle! After enlarging, the sparkles on the dandelion are visible and it looks really neat! Love the piercing and the sentiment:)
You saw Michael Douglas? WOW! I've always wanted to meet him for an odd reason! We were born on the same day, same year! Oddly enough, he married a woman who shares his birthday, and my DH was born on my birthday too! How's that for irony? LOL

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is so pretty, that stamp is great I love the scallops and button.

Kerry J. said...

Such a gorgeous card Michelle! Thanks so much for the inspiration! I love how you used your punch shape to accent the stamp. Wonder if that would work with white....??? See!!! You've totally inspired me!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous card and movie star sightings! How fun to visit your blog, Michelle. It is always a treat to see what you'll share.

(By the way, I love the dandilion stamp!!)

Jennifer :)

Maria Levine said...

Great card! Love the glitter and paper piercing! Do you use a piercing guide? So cool you saw Michael Douglas! OOOH, Jesse Metcalif (probably spelled wrong) but that is the gardener. Now that would be an awesome sighting! :-)LOLOL

Carolyn King said...

how fun....love the colros of this!!!

Diane said...

Cool card,love the colors!!!
As if you saw Michael Douglas!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

SOOOOO clever to highlight the dandelion with a handmade scallop stencil!! I just got mine today, and that idea never crossed my mind!! Can't wait to play with it though! Love the scallops on the sentiment strip and that adorable button too. Awesome Michelle!! Michael Douglass, eh? Totally cool. I got to watch Patrick Swayze film a movie when I was a teenager. That was ultra fun. Harrison Ford is filming 30 miles from here (the new Indiana Jones movie), but I will never get up close and personal like you did. How fun!!

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