You’ve probably noticed I’ve been AWOL for the past couple of weeks. During this time I’ve been dealing with health issues which are thankfully on the way to being resolved. But it’s been an odd time. As well as not writing my daily blog, I’ve not been crafting either! However tomorrow I’m celebrating 10 years as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and it’s the perfect time to get going again. So here’s a simple birthday card using the Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set for this month’s Share It Sunday blog hop.
I love daisies. They always make me smile so this set is definitely well named. I began my project by cutting two 4″ x 5-1/4″ pieces of Basic White Card and grabbing a Basic White Medium Envelope.
Then from the Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set I took the large and small outline stamps for the full daisy images. Using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the larger daisy towards the bottom left corner of one of the Basic White layers. Then I stamped the smaller daisy in the bottom left corner of the other Basic White layer and the front of the envelope.
Next I took the solid stamps for the two full daisies and used them to fill in the stamped outlines with Bubble Bath ink. Then in the centre of the daisies I added the corresponding centres with Daffodil Delight ink. Finally using Parakeet Party ink I stamped the solid leaf inmage a few time around the tree daisies.
Before putting away the Cheeful Daisies Stamp Set I needed a sentiment. So I chose “wishing you the brightest birthday” and stamped it onto the Basic White layer with the large daisy image using Tuxedo Black ink.
With the stamping complete I just needed to create the card base and add a few finishing touches.
Using my Paper Trimmer I cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Thick Basic White Card. Then with the long side at the top I used the scoring blade to score the card at 4-1/4″. After folding the card along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to give me my A2 card base. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the Basic White layer without the sentiment on the inside.
It was only at this point that I decided I wanted a little more depth on the daisy petals. So I reached for the dark Bubble Bath Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker. Then I simply used it to add a few lines of colour out from the base of every petal. It’s subtle but definitely made a difference to the overall look.
Next I cut a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of Parakeet Party Card. Using liquid glue I glued the sentiment layer on top before mounting the assembled piece onto the card base.
Finally I added a few Daffodil Delight embellishments from the Glossy Dots Assortment and my quick and easy birthday card was complete.
So that’s it from me today. I’m planning to begin blogging more regularly again, but probably starting with two or three posts each week. I hope you’ll find them worth waiting for.
In the meantime, for more creative inspiration please visit the rest of our Share It Sunday blog hop by clicking on the links below. You’re currently at number 10 Tracy Elsom – Papercraft With Me (Canada).
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set and coordinating Cheerful Daisies Dies (not used today) as the ‘Cheerful Daisies Bundle’. Using this single ‘bundle’ item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two products separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle below so you can explore this option if you wish.