Hi everyone! Hope your week is going wonderfully! My card today features one of my favorite dies, Sketch Daisy, from the latest release. I have made so many cards using this die and all of its parts!
I started with a white piece of card stock cut 5" x 3.75". Using the
"smooshing" technique, I used Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and a very tiny
bit of Scattered Straw here and there for the background. If you
haven't "smooshed", there are a number of You Tube videos that show how
this technique works! I love it because this kind of background can be
created in less than a minute!
I cut three of the Sketch Daisy from white card stock, and used the
negative space as a stencil. I laid the daisies out first to see where I
wanted to place them, then used this as a guide for the daisy
backgrounds. I positioned the stencil under the flower, removed the die
cut, and sponged first with Hickory Smoke. After offsetting the stencil,
I sponged Stampin' Up Berry Bliss, offset once again, and lightly
sponged another layer of Berry Bliss. I did this for each flower. I
slightly curved the leaves and flower of the full die cut flowers, and
glued down just the stems, placing them so that the flowers were
directly over the sponged daisies, giving it a dimensional look.
I stamped the "Time to Appreciate" cling stamp onto the piece in the
upper left corner. I just learned this stamp has been discontinued, but you may be able to find it by Googling it. Just about any sentiment would work though. I cut one set of butterflies from the Mini Butterflies die, sponging some with Berry Bliss and others with Hickory
Smoke, and placed them as shown. I added a little bling before adhering
this piece to the A2 card base with foam tape. Using different
sentiments, I think this card would be appropriate for just about any occasion.
As always, I had fun making this card, and hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by!