One of the fun parts of getting new dies is simply playing with them. I find this is the best way to get a feel for what you have and what they can do. When I first saw the Dainty Delight Dies I was immediately attracted to the daisy and the curved leafy branch. So much so that I didn’t really pay attention to the other dies in the set. Today I was determined to avoid that daisy and see what else inspired me. This colourful project was the result.
This project probably took longer to design than it did to actually make. I began by cutting a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Thick Basic White Card. Then using a Blending Brush I added a light layer of Starry Sky ink.
Next, from the Dainty Delight Dies I chose the curved leafy stem and a small die designed to cut four individual flowers. Using my Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine I cut the stem from Parakeet Party Card. Then from Mango Melody Card I cut two sets of the four flowers.
As well as die-cutting the card, both dies also add some embossed details. So to highlight these I used Blending Brushes and went over each die-cut piece with their matching ink colour.
The curved stem naturally leaves a nice area which seems perfect for a sentiment so that’s where I turned my attention. From the Dainty Delight Stamp Set I chose “The best is yet to come” which seemed quite apt for a bookmark. After placing the stem onto the bookmark base as my guide, I used Starry Sky ink to stamp my sentiment. Then all I had to do was fix the stem and seven of the eight flowers on top using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
To finish I punched a hole at the top of the assembled strip using the Label Me Fancy Punch. Then I threaded two 6″ pieces of Starry Sky 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon through the hole and tied them in a simple knot. Job done.
Having discovered these little flowers I’m now undecided whether they or the daisy is my favourite flower in this set. I have to say though that leave out the hole and ribbon, and what’s left of today’s project would make a great layer for a card front. What do you think?
For another project using the Dainty Delight Stamp Set and Dies see my earlier blog post Dainty daisies and more.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Dainty Delight Stamp Set and coordinating Dainty Delight Dies using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included links for both options below so you can explore these if you wish.
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