Today I felt the overwhelming need to hole up in my office and create something beautiful. There just something healing about art and crafting and making things that are lovely. I call it my art therapy. So I dusted off my Daisy Lane stamp set and went to work.
How to Make This Daisy Lane Card
The light and cheery colors along with the soothing flowers and fern stamps from the Daisy Lane stamp set the stage for this light and happy card.
I started with a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Thick Whisper White Card Base scored at 4-1/4". Then, I cut a curved scalloped edge off the front of my card using a die from the Envelope Dies set. If you think that I have been stuck on these lovely dies this week, you would be correct.
I stamped "Smile" with Flirty Flamingo ink and framed it with a stitched scalloped rectangle using one of my favorite die sets, Sweet Stitched Dies.
The daisies were stamped with Coastal Cabana ink and punched with the Medium Daisy Punch.
To add a pop of happy color and texture, I cut a strip of Coastal Cabana Card Stock and embossed it with the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder.
Inks used for today's card were Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Sea Foam, and Daffodil Delight. Keep reading to find out how I achieved a lighter yellow from my Daffodil Delight ink pad.
The Daffodil Ink was a little darker than I wanted for today's card, so I used a technique called stamping off which is just like it sounds. Ink the stamp, stamp on scrap paper, then stamp on your card. It's as easy as one, two, three.
Here's peek at the inside. If you guessed that the Heart punch was an afterthought, you guessed correctly. There's a boo-boo under that heart. Punches are such quick and easy fixes for mistakes. The "You are so loved!" stamp is from a stamp set called A Grand Kid.
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Card Supply List
Daisy Lane Cling Stamps (#149325)
Envelope Dies (#153531)
Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690)
Old World Paper 3D dies (153200)
Coastal Cabana Ink Pad (#147097)
Flirty Flaming Ink Pad (#147052)
Soft Sea Foam Ink Pad (#147102)
Daffodil Delight Ink Pad (147094)
Coastal Cabana Card Stock (131297)
Thick Whisper White Cardstock (#140272)
A Grand Kid Cling Stamps (152500)(sentiment)
Heart Punch Pack (151292)
Woven Threads Sequins Assortment (149498)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (150494) (sentiments)
Have a fabulous day,