Wednesday, August 15, 2018

more fun with the open daisy die set!

Happy Wednesday friends!  Rosemary here and as my post indicates I had some more fun with the Open Daisy die set.   In my last post I indicated that I was going to play around some more with the dies and see how full I could get my flower.  Below is the result and I love it!

I started by die cutting each daisy in the set four times from some very old patterned paper from My Mind's Eye.  Then I started creating my flower.  Starting with the four largest flowers I layered them together by slightly offsetting them.  I did the same thing for the medium and small flowers, as well.  Once they were all dry I created more dimension in each layer by lifting up the individual petals as well as scrunching them into the center.  I did the most scrunching on the smallest layer of flowers and then glued all the layers together.  Once the flower was completely dry I did some additional scrunching to the flower.  Below is a close up of the flower.  I then die cut a leaf using the Leaves & Petals die set.   Some coordinating paper from the My Mind's Eye pad was cut and the sentiment from the Pretty Posies stamp set was stamped using CP Black Jack ink.  That piece was adhered to a cardstock base and then I added the leaf and flower.  Some Nuvo Crystal drops in Limoncello was added to the center of the flower.  I used the medium and small flower centers that come with the die to cut the little circles that I then covered with Nuvo Crystal drops in Morning Dew.  Once dry they were adhered.

I just love the dimension in this flower!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Watercolored Fall Leaves

Hello everyone... Helen is here. I do not know about you, but I am dreaming of Fall already... Today's projects are Fall Theme Cards.

I love creating watercolored backgrounds to use on my cards. And I have been using Catherine Pooler's Ink Pads to create some of them. These inks are not only for stamping, they work amazing for watercoloring, or even to create distress-look texture.

It is super easy to create these watercolored backgrounds.
The CP Ink Pads I used are Tutti Fruti, Tiki Torch, and Tiara.
First, add the ink on craft mat. One color at a time.
Next, spray it with some water.
And then smoosh in the watercolor paper.
Gently press the watercolor paper so the ink get soak well.
To create the layers of color, you need to dry every time after you add the color.
I repeat these steps for several times until I am happy with the layered of colors.
And next, to create the distress-look, spray and sprinkle some water on it,
wait for couple seconds, and then dab off the water with paper towel.

After the watercolored backgrounds were dried,
I started cutting them using the Leave & Petals Die Set. 

One both cards, I used the positive cuts and negative cut.
On the first card, I stamped the sentiment from the Autumn Blessings Stamp Set in the middle of the top-folded white card with Tutti-Frutti CP Ink Pad. And then I arranged the leaves around the card, glued them with adhesive glue, and then I trimmed the extra off the edges of the card.

On this second card, I used the negative cut for the background. I glued it on the card with adhesive glue, and then trimmed the extra off. And for the sentiment, I stamped it on a white cardstock with the Tutti Frutti CP Ink Pad, trimmed it and cut the banner tail. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

I hope you all have a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Smell the Daisies!

Hello, Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend!
Bunny here showing a fun card using the Dancing Daisies Cover Plate along with the coordinating Daisy Die Set (one of Jillian's first USA made dies designed after her daisy in her logo!)
AND the Brand New Open Daisies Die Set.
So this weekend we were in Sharonville, Ohio for Stampaway USA, one of THE BEST stamping conventions in the USA for sure!  Lots of classes and shopping and best part for us seeing friends, customers and making new ones too! You need to make plans for next years show which runs August 7th to the 10th, 2019!

Jillian did a make and take using this Cover plate and it sure was a HIT! So I did a little different take on it, using the Petite Flower Pot which I cut out of Kraft Paper, and ink blended with Catherine Pooler Icing on the Cake Ink for the perfect flower pot color!  I also used CP Juniper Mist ink to stamp the sentiment, which is perfect for this card, found on the Picking Daisies Stamp Set by Lisa Lara on a Stitched Sentiment Strip.
Once I cut the Cover plate in yellow, which layers nicely on an A-2 card, I cut white solid daisies and Navy Blue Open Daisies and layered accordingly!
The leaves are from the Leaves and Petals Die Set and I created the stem from Jillian's Slippery Slopes Die set ~ which put horizontally makes a great Christmas Light string!
EASY PEASY card!!!

Here is a photo of the cards Jillian created for the Make and Take.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Swimming by to say hi

Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm sharing a fun and simple card with you.

I started with my background, which I used the mermaid scales cover plate with white cardstock. After I used the largest stitched dot rectangle die with white cardstock. Then I layered my panels together, with the mermaid scales on top.

Next, I used some rose gold glitter cardstock with the mermaid tail die. Then added some foam tape on the back and added it to my card panel. To finish things off, I added a sweet little sentiment using one of the sentiment strips die and then added a touch of 'drops' in a sea glass color. Easy peasy, right?!...

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Rainbow Daisies

Hello! Ardyth here with a couple of rainbow daisies using the new Open Daisy Die Set. These cards are clean and simple but pack a bold, rainbow punch!

I started by cutting the largest daisy from a white panel and another one from a scrap of black cardstock.  I coloured the white one with Copic markers and inlaid the petal centres into the black outline.

I used the rainbow-coloured outline to make another card. I adhered the daisy only in the centre so there is a bit of dimension from the curve of the outline petals.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018


Happy Wednesday everyone!  Rosemary here with a clean and simple card that I made using the new Open Daisy die set.  This die set works with the Daisy die set as well as the new Dancing Daisies cover plate die.

 I recently got the Open Daisy die set as well as the Dancing Daisy cover plate die and had originally thought I would use the two together, but then I saw the fun sketch over at Fab Friday (thank you to the team for picking my card from a few weeks ago found here as one of their Fab Five!) and decided to just use the Open Daisy dies by themselves.  I pulled out some fun Lawn Fawn patterned paper that I have had for awhile and die cut each daisy from the paper twice.  I then layered each set by offsetting them.  Once each set was dry I adhered all of them together to create a flower that looks a bit more like a chrysanthemum then a daisy.  I lifted up the petals to give it a bit more dimension as you can see it the photo below.   For the other elements in the sketch I die cut another piece of coordinating paper using the wave die that comes in the Anchors Aweigh die set.  I then trimmed it down, flipped it upside down and adhered it to a strip of coordinating paper.  White cardstock was die cut with the largest Stitched Dot rectangle and the strip element was adhered to that.  I then placed the piece in my stamping tool, inked up the sentiment (from Aloha) with Catherine Pooler Black Jack ink and stamped it.  The flower was then adhered and the center added.   The entire piece was then adhered to my card base.  Going to try layering more of the die cut daisies to see just how full I can get it.

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