Hello and thanks for stopping by! Today I am super-excited to be sharing the my card using the Daisy Lane Bundle for Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Highlights.
This is my second month participating in this event and you are able to vote for me and my card! The top ten winners will take part in an international blog hop later this month. You can vote by clicking here: http://bit.ly/
The theme for this event is Encouragement so I decided to create some cards to send to friends, just because. This weekend, there was so much tragedy here in the United States with two horrific shootings in Texas and Ohio. Just heartbreaking. I think it’s so, so important to share some “happy” with those you know whenever you can. Receiving a handmade card in the mail with a positive and uplifting message might be just the thing someone needs to make their day a little brighter. We all can use more HAPPY MAIL, right?
When I create in my stamp studio, I tend to always gravitate toward bright colors as my first choice. For these cards, I wanted to try a color combo with more of a “shabby chic” feel to it. Once I decided on the colors, I added accents to really stay in that theme, like the pearl accents, lace trim and embossed background. I also sponged Crumb Cake ink all over the embossed background and around the edges of the sentiment layer to give it more of a distressed/weathered look. These cards have a lot of texture and dimension, which I totally love.
The daisy was created using three different stamp sets and four different punches. The two large daisies are stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Petal Pink cardstock using the Daisy Lane stamp set and punched with the Daisy Punch. The smaller daisy is stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Petal Pink Vellum (from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock pack) and them punched using the Medium Daisy Punch. When stamping on vellum, just make sure you give plenty of time for the ink to dry.
The leaves were stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink on Petal Pink cardstock using the Painted Harvest stamp set and then punched with the coordinating Leaf Punch. The center of the flower was stamped and heat embossed in gold using the Daisy Delight stamp set and the punched using a 1/2” Circle Punch. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals between all of the layers on the flower but you could always forgo a few if you wanted it to have a little less dimension to mail.
- Crumb Cake Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
- Soft Suede Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4”
- Petal Pink Cardstock (embossed with Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder) - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”
- Crumb Cake Cardstock (for stamped sentiment) - 1” x 3-7/8”
- Scraps of Petal Pink Cardstock and Petal Pink Vellum (from Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock pack) for stamped and punched daisies and leaves
- Petal Pink Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4”
- Very Vanilla Cardstock (inside card) - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”
Finally a look inside the card. I added an uplifting sentiment and some leafy accents using the stamps from the Daisy Lane stamp set. I can’t wait to get these cards in the mail! I actually switched up the colors a little using this design for my team swaps this month, so I’ll be making quite a few more of these cards really soon.
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