Happy Thursday to you! Today’s card is my second as a Seize the Birthday Party Guest Designer. The theme, or “Toppings,” for the next two weeks is “rainbow,” so I created whimsical, rainbow, daisies.
I began by using Stampin’ Blends to color a rainbow across Whisper White Cardstock. I used these colors, in this order: Light Poppy Parade, Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Daffodil Delight, Light Old Olive, Dark Pool Party, and Light Highland Heather. They are in my Product List below. Then, I used the Medium Daisy Punch to cut six daisies, moving across my colored rainbow.
Next, I shaped the petals with my Bone Folder. It’s not a tool I mention often, but it really comes in handy.
TIP: Hold the daisy firmly in the center with one hand. With the other hand, gently curl the petals with the Bone Folder in a downward motion.
After curling, glue two petal rounds together at the the center. Use the 1/2″ Circle Punch to create the centers from Designer Series Paper. This dot has retired, but you can use your imagination.
I wanted my whimsical daisies to stand out against their background, and chose a Thick Whisper White card base with a layer of Whisper White cardstock. Texture was added with an Friendly Silhouettes die-cut of foliage across the bottom.
All that remained was the sentiment, “Birthday Wishes,” (Birthday Wishes Stamp set) that I stamped in Memento Black Ink.
Thank you for visiting! I’m looking forward to seeing your birthday cards in the Seize the Birthday Gallery!
I’ve been thinking about making a wood carved magnolia with Magnolia Memory Dies, and today is the day.
This piece of wood is from the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper, and I used a Magnolia Memory Die to cut two sets of petals. Two additional sets of petals were cut from Soft Suede Cardstock, for layering, to give the flower a thick, wood look and feel. The burlap leaves (Pressed Petals DSP) were also cut with Magnolia Memory Dies.
The background is another piece of Pressed Petals DSP, layered on a Mossy Meadow card base, and you can see I used the DSP for photographing also. Guess I like this paper!
Whenever I use wood, I feel it’s suitable for a man, and I’m always needing masculine birthday cards. “Happy Birthday” is from the Piece of Cake Stamp Set. It’s stamped in Early Espresso Ink on burlap DSP and cut with the smallest Stitched Rectangles Die.
I wanted to use this shape, because of the TGIF challenge.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope this gives you some ideas for masculine cards.
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I have been fascinated with the Pressed Petals Washi Tape, and this idea came to me; to make a heart with them.
Heart of Petals
First, I found the heart shape in the Be Mine Stitched die set. Using the heart die as a reference, I peeled and stuck the Washi Tape Petals on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. When satisfied with the coverage, I cut the heart, added a second, White Cardstock heart for thickness, and placed it on Dimensionals.
TIP: I started at the top of the heart, overlapping, and working my way to the bottom.
The background is regular Whisper White Cardstock that I embossed with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder. The scalloped edge was made by cutting all four sides with a die that is also from the Be Mine Stitched Die Set.
“Forever” is from the Sweet Silhouette Die Set, cut from Thick Whisper White Cardstock. Since the “f” and “r” would be hanging over the heart, I added a second layer for sturdiness.
My clean & simple design was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.
If you missed my first card using the Pressed Petals Washi Tape, here it is:
Washi Tape Petals
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