Hello friends! I’m here to add some bright and happy inspiration to your day! We’re in the middle of Spring and flowers are slowly blooming all around me. That got me inspired to bring together a field of colorful flowers.
I started by die cutting all the variants of daisies with the Oopsie Daisy Die. I already had in mind to create a slimline sized card, so I used the die cuts to figure out my arrangement across. I also picked out 5 colors I wanted to stamp the daisies in: blue, purple, pink, orange, and turqouise. With my arrangement planned out, I then started to stamp the flowers using the Oopsie Daisy Stamp Set, making sure to vary them so that no same color is next to each other and spread out across the card to good balance. The colors I used the following Altenew inks:
- Blue: Eastern Skly, Ultramarine
- Purple: Lavender Fields, Deep Iris
- Pink: Baby Pinks, Fuschsia
- Orange: Chamomile, Snapdragfon
- Turqouise: Aqualicious, Teal Cave
- Flower Stems (Green): Forest Glades, Evergreen
- Flower Centers (Yellow): Butternut, Pumpkin Pie
I also love, love, love to add dimension to my cards with foam tape. However, these flower stems are thin and can be quite laborous and difficult to cut your foam tape into super thin strips to add behind it. You can also opt to layer it with more die cuts, but that is also laborous and talk about waste of good paper! To solve this issue, I decided to die cut a frame using the Crimped Slimline Die. I die cut the larger frame out of white card stock and then the smaller frame, leaving me an open frame to work with that will have provide good support underneath the stems.
I like to add a touch of ink blending to my projects, and so I did just that for the background. This was ink blended with Broken China and Tumbled Glass distress oxide inks. I then added my frame next with foam tape and my stamped daisies thereafter.
The last piece is to add a sentiment, and I wanted to pick something bold that can stand out in front of this colorful field of daisies. The Greetery has so many options to choose from, but I ended up decided on using the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set. I stamped the sentiments in black ink and used the Birthday Blooms Die to cut out the large ‘birthday’. The ‘happy’ was die cut out with the fishtail banner from Crimped Slimline Die using partial die cutting technique to shorten the length of the banner. I added these to the bottom right corner of the card to finish this card.
I really loved how this card turned out and hope you do too! Thanks for joining me today and hope you have an incredible weekend!