As much as I love building scenes on cards or doing elaborate coloring/techniques, sometimes I just want to make a quick and easy card. Today’s card falls into that category. Even though it was very quick and easy to make, I still think it’s super cute and is a great way to use up some of the patterned paper/DSP we all seem to hoard. 😉
For this card, I started by stamping two of the daisy images from the Daisy Delight stamp set by Stampin’ Up!® I stamped them on Whisper White cardstock using Daffodil Delight ink. I stamped the center image of the daisy using Pumpkin Pie ink to give it a bit more depth of color. I used the coordinating daisy punch to cut out the daisies then went over all the petals using a clear Wink of Stella pen. This not only gave them some shimmer, but also moved the ink around a big to color in the petals.
For the sentiment, I cut a strip of Whisper White cardstock to 1/2″ wide. I stamped one of the sentiments from the Daisy Delight stamp set near the right edge of the strip using Early Espresso ink. I love using Early Espresso for sentiments when I want something dark and bold, but don’t necessarily want to use black ink.
Now it was time to start building my card. I cut a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″. I also cut a piece of patterned paper from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″. I adhered the sentiment strip to the DSP layer lining it up along the right edge. If there is any excess on the left side, simply trim it away with Paper Snips. I then adhered that panel to the Daffodil Delight layer. Finally, I adhered all that to the card base. I used Snail adhesive for adhering all these layers.
For the daisy embellishment, I adhered the two daisies together, one on top of the other, using a Mini Glue Dot. I then ran my Bone Folder along the back side of the daisy petals a couple of times to give them a bit of a curl. I then used the Mini Glue Dots again to adhere the daisy to the card centering it over the sentiment strip on the left side of the card. To finish things all, I added a Gold Faceted Gem to the middle of the daisy and that completed my card.
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
- The Paper Players – the current theme is a sketch challenge.
- TGIF Challenges – the current theme is summertime blues.
Until next time …