Sometimes when I see a new stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I know exactly what I’ll do with it. Other times I like to sit and think awhile. Even when I have an immediate idea, it may not be the first project I make. That’s what happened with the Daisy Lane Stamp Set and Medium Daisy Punch bundle. I had a vague idea to create a daisy decor piece, but decided to let that one stew for a while.
Finally today was the day and even now I’m not sure how I’ll display it…
A PILE OF PIECES
For both daisy decor options I used the same materials including a small 5″ cane wreath that I found in the basement.
I began by using Grapefruit Grove ink to stamp a bunch of the small daisy image from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set. My Grapefruit Grove ink pad is quite juicy, so after inking up the stamp I stamped-off onto scrap paper before stamping onto Whisper White Card. By the time I’d finished I’d actually stamped 16 daisies.
As this was to be a 3D piece I turned over all but 4 of the daisies and stamped the backs of them too.
Next the centre of the daisies were all coloured using a light and dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.
Finally I used the Leaf Punch to punch out 7 sets of leaves from Old Olive Card. Now I was ready to start assembling my flowers
For each of my two open daisies I used 6 punched flowers. I began by curving the petals by gently pulling them between my thumb and a Bone Folder. Then I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to layer them on top of one another. As I added layers of petals I made sure that the ones below could be seen between the gaps in the next flower’s petals. Also each successive layer had the petals more tightly curved.
The final two layers were placed so that the white (unstamped) part of the petals were on the outside of the curve. I thought this would add a little more interest to the finished flowers.
With the main flowers done I then fixed a couple of the punched leaf pieces to the back.
Next I wanted some daisy buds and in the end made two different types.
First I simply took one of my stamped daisies and separated all the petals with my Paper Snips. Next I curved each petals lengthwise and glued the bottom edge of one of them to create a kind of cylinder shape. Then I added three more petals around the cylinder.
To complete the buds I cut the individual leaves off two of the leaf punched pieces. Then like the petals, the leaves were curved lengthwise and glued to the bottom of my petal cylinders. I quite liked the effect, but these buds were quite small so while they dried I tried a different approach.
This time instead of making long buds, I decided to try making round buds. So I took one of the remaining stamped daisies and curved the petals tightly towards the centre. This time I used liquid glue to fix the tips of the petals together to create a ball effect. I really liked how this looked so created a second one.
I still had one daisy left and instead of making another bud I just glued one of my round buds in the centre. Now this bud looked as if it was in the process of opening into a full flower.
All I needed to complete the buds was a few of the separated leaves, curved upwards and attached to the bottom.
DAISY DECOR TWO OPTIONS
Once all my flowers and buds were assembled and dried I began to glue them into place on my cane wreath.
I tried putting everything together in one large spray but in the end made two smaller arrangements. Each one had a large flower and a long bud, then I added the round buds just on one side, making that spray a little larger.
I love how the wreath turned out, but then I was faced with a dilemma. You see I like the idea of using this as a small indoor hanging wreath. In fact I have the perfect spot for it.
But then I realised the wreath was also the perfect size to decorate one of my small pillar candles. I wonder which one you prefer?
FREE DAISY LANE PROJECT PACK
If you haven’t yet ordered the Daisy Lane Stamp Set or bundle, you still have two days left to get my FREE Daisy Lane Project Pack. This pack contains full instructions for 6 projects using the Daisy Lane Stamp Set AND all the prepared pieces to make them!
To get my Daisy Lane Project Pack all you need to do is order the Daisy Lane Stamp Set or the Daisy Lane Bundle before July 22nd. Then as soon as I’ve seen you’ve placed an order I’ll mail the project pack to the same address. Just make sure you have allowed Stampin’ Up! to share your contact details with me so I’ll know where to send it.
BUNDLE BONUS – I ordered the Daisy Lane Stamp Set and coordinating Medium Daisy Punch using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant that I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included both options in the supply list below so you can explore this in more detail if you want.
The Daisy Lane Stamp Set also coordinates with the larger Daisy Punch (not used today).