I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Here in the UK, it’s been a beautiful weekend weatherwise. Unfortunately, this made a lot of people forget what “stay home” means which has kept the police busy shooing them back to their homes with a word of warning “next time it’ll be a fine”. Did you see the Queen’s speech on TV last night? She is such an amazing woman!
Today’s card is another card made using products from the Ornate Garden Bundle. I’ve seen a few cards where people have used fussy cut daisy heads. Were these stamped and then fussy cut or were they fussy cut from the design from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is almost the same identical design?
I didn’t know the answer so I decided to stamp mine using the stamp from the Ornate Style Stamp Set. The only colouring I did was the centres of each daisy using the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. At this stage, I didn’t have any idea what direction my design would be going, e.g. a bunch of daisies, a wreath, etc. so I made six of them.
I thought I might use half of the top layer as a piece of DSP and the other half Whisper White Cardstock (CS). In preparation, I embossed a whole Whisper White CS top layer using the gorgeous Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. This was the point I changed my mind about using some DSP! I cut a vertical strip of Rococo Rose CS which was 1¼” wide and planned to adhere a line of five daisies from top to bottom. Then I thought I’d add a lace strip down both sides of the cardstock!
When I checked the dies to see what fitted I chose the one I’ve used for today’s card although I could only add three daisies to it! I started playing with the elements and brought in the Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon. The last time I’d used this ribbon, I’d cut off the Rococo Rose scalloped trim for the project I was working on at that time. I cut off the remainder of the ribbon, i.e. one-sided linen ribbon, and pulled out the horizontal linen threads to create a “fringe”.
Now I knew the direction I wanted to go in! I cut the fringe ribbon in two and adhered both pieces around the two top layers – horizontally – which I’d already adhered together. Using Memento Ink I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, onto a scrap of Whisper White CS. After die cutting it with a Rectangle Stitched Die, I adhered it over the rows of fringe ribbon using Dimensionals. I also used Dimensionals to adhere the lace banner across the top.
After painting the daisy heads with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, I adhered them at various angles on the banner using Dimensionals. My final touch on the front of my card was to add three Basic Pearl Jewels that I had painted using the Dark Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blend. I adhered them in a straight row on the bottom of the sentiment.
To finish my card I added a layer of Rococo Rose CS and Whisper White CS inside the card and adhered a daisy head in each of the two bottom corners. That’s it from me today. I’m obviously hooked on playing with the Ornate Garden Suite! I hope you’re enjoying it, too. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime, happy crafting. And of course, stay home, stay safe and stay well.
Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
First layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
First layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
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