So today all the schools in the area are closed due to a forecast ice storm. It’s very cloudy right now and we can’t see across the bay, but apart from that it doesn’t look like much. Mind you the ‘damp’ deck is coated in a sheet of crystal clear ice. In fact, everything is coated in a layer of ice. It inspired me to get out my clear embossing powder for today’s Daisy Delight thank you card.
A QUICK START
I started by using my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card. I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next on a layer of Very Vanilla Card I used Mossy Meadow ink to stamp the ‘thank you’ sentiment from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set. Then the layer was attached to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
On another layer of Very Vanilla Card I stamped the large daisy image across the bottom right corner using Smoky Slate Ink. Then I reinked the stamp and stamped again so the petals filled the gaps. Next, using So Saffron ink I stamped the centre of the daisy. Finally I used liquid glue to fix the layer to the inside of the card base.
The pretty leafy layer on the front comes from the Floral Romance 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). I put some Tear & Tape Adhesive under one long edge and attached some Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim to it. Then I fixed the DSP to the card front with liquid glue.
All that was left was the daisy embellishment.
I used Smoky Slate ink to stamp the daisy twice onto some Very Vanilla Card. Then I punched them out using the coordinating Daisy Punch.
Next came the flower centre from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set. I stamped it onto Very Vanilla Card with So Saffron ink and then punched it out with the 1/2″ Circle Punch.
The ice storm had me thinking of clear embossing so I fixed the punched circle to a scrap strip of card with a Mini Glue Dot. Then I pressed the circle onto the surface of my VersaMark ink pad. I dipped the circle into the pot of Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess, then melted it with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
While the melted embossing was still hot I dipped it back into the pot, tapped off the excess and melted the powder again. Then I repeated this process for a third time. The result was a thick layer of clear embossing that looked just like ice. Now it was important to set the piece aside to cool.
While I was waiting I remembered that I hadn’t done anything with the Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. So I copied the Daisy Delight corner decoration from the inside of the card onto the front of the envelope.
Now all that was left was to use liquid glue to attach one of my punched daisies to the front of the card. Then I attached the second daisy on top so the lower petals peeked through the gaps. Finally I carefully peeled the scrap card off the cooled flower centre and fixed it in the centre of the daisy petals.
I really like how this thank you card turned out. The dark leafy patterned paper provides an interesting contrast to the layered daisy. While the little bit of lace adds a delicate and elegant touch. I hope you like it.