Daisy Lane & Birch

I love background stamps.  They add so much texture to a card.  Birch is a new background stamp that is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2019/2020 Annual Catalog.  We have birch trees all over our neighborhood and I have memories of sending letters using birch bark to my grandparents who lived in Vermont and Florida.  I also saw a card online that used the Birch stamp for water.  It was awesome!

The colors I used for this card are Balmy Blue, So Saffron and Smoky Slate.  The easiest way to stamp with such a large stamps is to use your Stamparatus.  That way if you don’t get ink in all the right places you can just stamp it again in the exact same spot.  If you don’t have a Stamparatus (what?  that is just craziness!), then you can always turn the background stamp upside side, ink it and then lay your cardstock on top and rub.  But really.  You need to get a Stamparatus!

I stamped the flowers from the stamp set called Daisy Lane and punched from out using the Daisy Punch and the Medium Daisy Punch.  The sentiment is from another new stamp set called Band Together.  I love the font in this stamp set.

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Daisy Lane

I have seen a lot of photographs, cards and pictures online using a colored background with a pop of white.  I love this look and decided to create a card using it.  Actually, in the coming weeks you are probably going to see a lot of cards using this idea (I am just warning you ahead of time).

To make this card I first took a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Gray Granite cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine using the Subtle 3D embossing Folder..  I love how this folder adds a little texture to the background of a card.  I layered this onto a card base of Gray Granite.  Next I cut the oval frame using two of the Layering Ovals dies in Whisper White cardstock and one in Gray Granite using the larger Oval.  If you look closely you will see that the middle section inside the Oval frame is not embossed.  I punched out the leaves using the Leaf Punch also using the Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped two of the smaller daisies from Daisy Lane using So Saffron Ink and punched them out using the Medium Daisy Punch (you can save 10% by purchasing that stamp set and punch in a Bundle).  I put everything together and then stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

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Daisy Lane

This is one of the cards we made at my monthly stamp class.  I used the stamp set called Daisy Lane along with the matching Medium Daisy Punch (you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle) and the Daisy Punch.  I love it when Stampin’ Up!® makes sets that can go together.  In this case the stamp set called Daisy Delight also matches the Daisy Punch.

To make this card I first stamped the two larger daisies in Purple Posy and Highland Heather Ink and punched them out using the Daisy Punch.  Then I stamped the smaller daisy in Gorgeous Grape, punched that out using the Medium Daisy Punch and layered all the daisies together.  I cut a piece of Whisper White and Crushed Curry cardstock using the Stitched Nested Dies and adhered them together.  Then I cut the top off of them.  If you adhere them before cutting them, you don’t have to worry about lining them up afterwards.  I stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape and adhered the daisies underneath it.  The Designer Series Paper I used for the background is called Mosaic Mood.

The last part of the card was to dye the White Baker’s Twine.  I cut a piece of it and put it in a plastic zip top bag.  I added about 3 drops of Gorgeous Grape ink and squished it around until the ink covered the string.  I didn’t want it a solid color because I kind of liked the ombre look to it.  This way you can make Baker’s Twine in any of the Stampin’ Up!® colors!  Here is a small hint:  It takes a bit to dry so don’t pick it out with your fingers (ask me how I know this).

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Daisy Lane CAS

I love simple and easy cards.  I think they can be elegant and still get the point across.  Simple and easy cards are called CAS.  This stands for clean and simple.

This card is a CAS card. I used the new stamp set called Daisy Lane.  This stamp set has a couple of coordinating punches.  One is the Daisy Punch and the other is the Medium Daisy Punch.  You can buy this stamp set and the Medium Daisy Punch in a Bundle and save 10%   This stamp set also has a coordinating stamp in the new catalog called Daisy Delight.  I love it when Stampin’ Up!® adds new products to go with the old products.

To make this card, I first stamped the flower in Gorgeous Grape and the stem in Shaded Spruce onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and layered this piece onto Gorgeous Grape cardstock and then onto a Whisper White card base.

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Tasteful Backgrounds & Daisy Lane

Stampin’ Up!® has so many awesome new products in the 2019/2020 Annual Catalog that I had a hard time keeping to my budget.  I am not a very patient person so when I see something I love, I want it immediately.  This card had three different products that I purchased right away.

The colors I used on this card are Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Mango Melody.  To make this card I first used the set of dies called Tasteful Backgrounds.  There are three dies in this set that you can use to make fun backgrounds like this one.  It also has a matching stamp set called Tasteful Textures (and you can get the 10% Bundle price).  I didn’t use the matching stamp set on this card but it is really pretty and worth buying.

After I cut them out, I used my 1 1/4″ Circle Punch with Mango Melody cardstock to put behind a couple of the cut out images.  Then I used Mango Melody ink with the stamp set called Daisy Lane with the matching punch called Medium Daisy (you can buy these in a Bundle and save 10%).  The sentiment is from another new stamp set called Here’s A Card.  This is a sentiment only set that has a few different elegant fonts and sentiments to use on the inside and the outside of a card.

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