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Friday, June 05, 2020

Daisy Lane, Butterfly Wishes, Birthday Card

Isn't it funny how you play with these sets and have fun with them and then the new catalog comes out and all of a sudden these aren't that fun anymore?  Well, that was how I felt today playing with this set.  And I LOVE playing with this set.  I'm just anxious for my order to come but in the meantime I have to play with what I have.  I didn't order as many sets as I usually do for a couple of reasons.  I didn't have a garage sale this spring due to the pandemic so I didn't get rid of stamps or get money for new ones.  And I don't spend enough time on each set I buy before it retires, so this time I seriously took a look at what I wanted and what I was going to buy so that I could find sets that were versatile and that I'd get enough use out of them to justify the cost of them.  My order was half of what I used to spend.  SO there's a start!!!  Now onto my card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Coastal Cabana card stock.  I cut a piece of Whisper White that measured 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I cut a 1-3/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Gingham Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 6" x 6" Brights collection.  This paper is now retired but I don't have anything new so I'm going to use this.  And I don't think I bought the new papers because I didn't care for the designs.  I also cut a 1-1/2" x 5-1/8" piece of Old Olive card stock for the layer.

I stamped two flowers from the "Daisy Lane" set using Coastal Cabana ink.  I punched them out and glued them together. I set them aside to set up.

I took the Whisper White piece and I took my Coastal Cabana marker and I flicked the tip of the brush part off the edge of the cap to create the splatters. 

I taped the DSP and Old Olive piece together and I set them on top of the Whisper White to see where I needed to stamp the leaves from the "Daisy Lane" set. I stamped those leaves using Old Olive ink.  The top leaves were stamped by inking the image once and stamping twice.  The bottom leaf is just solid ink, not stamped off.

I stamped the words from the "Butterfly Wishes" set using black Memento ink.

I wrapped some white Baker's Twine around the gingham strip.  I took two pieces of twine and tied them in a knot and then the bow was tied.  Each piece was about 20" long. It's a bit longer than you need but it's better to have too much than not enough. I taped the strip to the Whisper White piece and I taped the piece to the Coastal Cabana piece.  And then that was taped to the card front.

I added a Dimensional to the glued daisies.  I set them in place on the front of the card. I added a faceted gem to the center of the flower.  I believe those are now retired too.  I found some retired enamel dots and I set them in place on the card. Rhinestones can be used and they can be colored using the Blends Pens.

This was a fun card to make and I do still like this set very much. 

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,

1 comment:

Hilda Burton said...

I love this beautiful daisy card, Wanda. I agree with you about being more discerning in which stamp sets I buy. I'm a hobbyist demonstrator with five customers and keep all my retired items. I go shopping in my own stash (lol) and find sets I have never used. The pandemic has been a great time to try new sets and techniques. I admire your honest assessment. Enjoy your day!