I love when a Designer Series Paper (DSP) begs to be the focal point for a card. The Fresh as A Daisy DSP, with many of the new Stampin’ Up! colors, sparks a lot of simple card ideas. The most versatile sheet was the multiple patchwork of flowers and designs; ten individual pieces you can use on cards! Do you see the many card possibilities?
Cutting the Fresh as a Daisy patchwork sheet
It takes a little planning on where to cut them apart, but it’s not hard. Your first cut is at 4″ across the top. Then you can cut those 3 pieces apart. The second cut is at 3″ down the right side cutting off the blue dots and Wild Wheat daisies; cut these apart. The third cut, obviously (at least to me) is dividing the leftover middle two pieces from the bottom three pieces. And finally, I cut the green color wash from the Copper Clay daisies. Now you have ten pieces to make your cards. What did I do with them?
Two cards I made….
I chose the Artistically Inked stamp set, one that I haven’t used in a while. The greetings were perfect for today’s cards. My first card uses the Wild Wheat daisies. After trying several card base colors (Early Expresso, Wild Wheat, Basic White, or Crushed Curry), I went with Crushed Curry and an Early Expresso frame underneath the flowers. To make the layout more interesting, I offset the framed flower overlay on the card front. I stamped the Artistically Inked greeting with Early Expresso ink and popped the tag up with dimensionals. Before attaching the flowers to the card, I wrapped it with linen thread and a bow.
For extra sparkle, I added Wink of Stella to all the brown flower centers and traced the “hello” greeting. You can also add other bling embellishments, there are a lot of them in the annual catalog. Such a simple and quick card with the Fresh as a Daisy as the focal point. This wasn’t my favorite “patch” because I’m not generally a “earthy colors” person, but I really like how it turned out. What about you, do like this card?
This next card uses the beautiful Bubble Bath pink daisies. I chose a Basic White card base with a Garden Green frame to coordinate with the daisy leaves. I trimmed 1/4″ from each side of the daisy 4″ x 4″ piece and used a piece along the lower part. The birthday greeting uses Blueberry Bushel ink, (stamped off first to get the lighter color). To add some sparkle I used Wink of Stella to all the petals. Doesn’t show up on the photo, but in person it’s dazzling. These are more my colors, bright; doesn’t the Garden Green make this daisy print pop? What do you think? Would you use another color card stock for this card?
Only two of the Fresh as a Daisy’s patchwork sheet pieces were used to make these cards. I still have 8 pieces for future cards. These simple cards only used card stock, a DSP piece, a stamp and coordinating ink. Give them a try, I’m sure you’ll love how easy they are to make, but really special for giving to someone.
Tomorrow, I’ll another cad using the Fresh as a Daisy DSP as the card focal point. You’ll want to see gorgeous, and easy card. It’s one of my favorites.
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