The Daisy Punch, with its coordinating Daisy Delight stamp set, is still a favorite of mine. My daughter chose it for her wedding invitations, and I’m using it today for a Global Design Project challenge.
The challenge is to use three colors: Fresh Fig, the returning Mint Macaron, and the new Grapefruit Grove.
I’m also linking to the Sunday Stamps challenge.
I first inked the daisy petals in Grapefruit Grove, and stamped once on Thick Whisper White cardstock. Then, without re-inking, I stamped a second time. This makes a lighter impression, and is called “stamping off.” My Daisy Punch easily punched the petals, and I attached the two with a dimensional.
I stamped the center of the flower in Fresh Fig, “stamping off” to make it lighter. The 1/2″ Circle Punch is just the right size for this flower center. You can imagine how this came in handy for all of those wedding invitations.
The leaf is a “two-step” stamping process. I inked the solid leaf stamp in Mint Macaron, and stamped-off on Whisper White cardstock. Then, I used full strength in Mint Macaron for the outline. It doesn’t have a die, so I used Paper Snip Scissors for cutting.
My pretty daisy was ready for a background; a layer I wanted to keep white, but with interest. I punched a full daisy, along with half a daisy in the corner. Then, I embossed this layer with the Softly Falling embossing folder, and adhered it to the Thick Whisper White card base.
I popped on my daisy with one more dimensional, and all I needed was a sentiment. The Sunshine Wishes die set provided “hope.” I used the solid flower center stamp to add Fresh Fig ink to Whisper White cardstock (like a dauber), and cut “hope” with its die. The word fit nicely along the bottom of my discreet, white daisy.