Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blossoms and Daisies for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a full roster for today’s sketch challenge, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!

Here’s the sketch we worked with.

 

My friend asked me for a birthday card for her friend who’s had a few rough years.  She wanted something cheery.  And I thought – what’s more cheery than daisies?  Y’all told me that’s one of the reasons the Daisy Punch has been so popular, so…I went for it!  I added in a sentiment or two from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set – and a few other bits and pieces here and there.  Take a look-see:

Cheery, yes?? 🙂

I started with my very favorite paper in the Delightful Daisy DSP and matted it on a piece of Night of Navy card stock for the card front.

The next layer is made with Vellum card stock.  I stamped a piece of Vellum with the Burlap background image, in Night of Navy ink.  Then I set the panel aside while it dried – you can give it a shot with your Heat Tool if you’re in a hurry, but remember that ink takes longer to dry on Vellum.

While I waited, I stamped the pretty sentiment from Birthday Blossoms in Old Olive in the corner of a Whisper White panel, and matted that on Night of Navy.  Once the Vellum was dry, I used a little Liquid Glue – in the center, not out at the edges – to adhere the Vellum to the card front.  Then I added the sentiment panel over that with Fast Fuse.

I pulled out the Eclectic Layers Thinlits and cut out some leaves from Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive card stock.  I used my Bone Folder to rub a crease down the middle of each leaf – can you see that in the pictures?  I was happy with how realistic it made them look!

Next up, it was time to make daisies.  Lots of daisies!!  I stamped 10 Daisy Delight daisies on Whisper White in Peekaboo Peach ink.  Then I pulled out my Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie ink pads and painted them with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  First I filled in all the petals with Daffodil Delight, then I used the Pumpkin Pie to lightly highlight the center vein and add shading on each petal.  Finally, I stamped the middle in Pear Pizzaz and Old Olive.  And punched them all out with the Daisy Punch!

I assembled the flowers with a dab of Liquid Glue and then curled a few petals with my Bone Folder.  I created my little floral arrangement with Liquid Glue – except the top flower is adhered with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I considered adding a little bling, but…decided to leave it like that!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set in Old Olive on a Whisper White panel.  Then I used the cool leaf image in the Eclectic Layers Thinlits to emboss the leaves in the bottom corner – I did that twice.  Can you see it?

Over that, I adhered the fifth flower I’d made with a little Liquid Glue and snipped off the excess petals!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Night of Navy mat and into my Peekaboo Peach card base, Fast Fuse’d the card front on – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Daisy Delight flower on the front, in Peekaboo Peach and colored identically to those on the card…

…and then I added more of the Delightful Daisy DSP to the envelope flap.  It’s running horizontally – like a sheaf of flowers strewn across a table! (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!)

Et Voila!  If this doesn’t bring a smile when it’s opened, then I don’t know what would!  I just think it looks so happy and cheerful – thank you Delightful Daisy suite!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Delightful Daisy flowers (10 of them!)

Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz Card Stock:  Eclectic Layers Thinlits leaves 

Delightful Daisy DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blossoms and Daisies for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. floridaperson

    Your card brought a smile when I first saw it. No one could stay “down” receiving this!! Everything’s coming up daisies. Great shading too.

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  2. Truly a work of art, Mary, from the stamped vellum background piece, to the absolutely realistic looking daisies. Wow, I am loving all of the effort put into coloring the petals and the crease in your leaves. Just stunning, and yes, cheery! 🙂

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  3. So pretty Mary! Love those daisies and your layering is perfect. Great design! 🙂

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  4. Cheeriest card I have seen in a while! So pretty and so uplifting. Love the creases in the leaves. And the stamped vellum (not used enough in my NTBH opinion) is fantastic. Great over all!

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    • Thanks – I like using vellum when I can envision an easy way to adhere it without seeing the glue. This design worked well for that! 🙂

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  5. Elisha

    Very cheery – and beautiful!! I LOVE the way you made the daisies! Perfect!!

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  6. Delphia K McBride

    Beautiful job!! Lots of care and love went into this one. Im sure the recipient of this one will smile awhile. TFS
    hugs
    Kay

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  7. Pam

    So pretty, Mary! One of my very favorites out of the hop.

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