I hope you’ve had a very relaxing weekend, whatever it is you have been doing. Othman and I haven’t been out anywhere because he’s been working, but we’ve been together so we’re happy with that! Today’s card is a birthday card I’ve made using the Daisy Lane Bundle (151118).
The bundle consists of the Daisy Lane Stamp Set and the Medium Daisy Punch. When you buy these two items as a bundle you save 10% on the individual prices, and at €42.75/£32.25 it’s easy on the bank balance! The stamp set also co-ordinates with the Daisy Punch (143713), which is larger than the medium punch.
On today’s card, I stamped the stem in Shaded Spruce Ink, and painted over it with my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen. This helped spread the colour over the stem and leaves enough to colour the Whisper White Cardstock (CS) but otenough to block out the stamped outlines.
I stamped two large and two medium daisies using Petal Pink Ink which I had stamped off once. After I had punched out all four daisies, I used Daubers to colour in the middles of the stamped images. It would have been easier to do the sponging before I had punched them out, but I decided doing it my way would make it easier to judge how far out I was sponging. I also felt it would give me a good idea the overall effect I was achieving.
Using my Bone Folder, I curled all the petals to go under. I adhered the two large and the two medium daisies together using Tombow. Before I adhered them to the Whisper White CS layer with the stamped stem, I wanted to emboss the layer using the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. Although it isn’t essential, embossing with the new 3D Embossing Folders is definitely a lot easier if you have a new 3D Embossing Folder Plate. Initially, I added shims with my 3D Embossing Folders, but I found it irritating keep reaching for scrap paper, not using enough, adding more, trying again, etc.
Eventually, I bought the 3D Embossing Folder Plate, and I’m so pleased I did! Not only does it work first time – no shims! – but the impression is a lot better, too! This product was released after the Annual Catalogue was published, and therefore it isn’t in the catalogue. The product number is 149658, and costs €12.00/£9.25. (Please note: if you’re not in Europe, please contact your demonstrator to find out what the price is in your market. The product code is global).
The first time I embossed the Whisper White CS layer, I put it in upside down – or so I thought! – and the writing was upside down! I produced another layer with the stamped image, and did it again, making sure my image was up the right way. When I looked at it, it was still upside! I couldn’t believe! How could I be such a dummy! Then I realised, it was the Embossing Folder which was upside down! LOL! This time I checked which way the folder was and which way my layer was……………..and it worked!
Look at the depth of the embossing in the photographs. The result I was getting with paper shims was nowhere near as good as this! To decorate the inside of the card, I created a small daisy image, like the medium daisy on the front of the card. The only change I had to make was to punch a half inch circle using Silver Foil for the centre of the daisy.
The Rhinestones I used for the centre of the daisies retired quite sometime ago. The current Facented Gems – in Clear or Gold – are brilliant for the centres of flowers as they have dimple-like features on them making them look more like pollen! That’s it from me today. I hope you enjoy a marvellous onday to make the start of a wonderful week. I’ll be back with you tomorrow, so in the meantime, happy crafting.
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