Crushed Curry, Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White
First, let’s start with the Colour Inspriation photo so you can see my inspiration.
I really love everything about this photo: daisies, burlap, twine, and white lace. The color combination is classic, and did you notice the alliteration of the colors? I would thoroughly enjoy this little glass jar of happiness on my desk at school. I might just have to do that, and soon.
Here’s the card I created:
As you can see, I took all the elements of the inspiration photo and included them into my card. I used the Daisy Lane bundle of the stamp set and medium daisy punch, as well as the large daisy punch.
I created the circle of fern leaves using the stamp and Call Me Clover in. To create the variation of colors, I inked up the stamp, stamped then pivoted without picking up the bottom end of the stamp. I repeated the process again to get the third generation stamp. The different intensity of the same color helps to create depth and texture without adding anything extra.
Moving on to stamp the flowers, I decided that I didn’t want Crushed Curry stamps and blends coloring. Therefore, I stamps all the layers in Crumb Cake and let them thoroughly dry. While they were drying, I used the Painted Harvest trio of leaves outline stamp in Call Me Clover on Crumb Cake. The leaf punch made short work of cropping them out.
After the daisies completely dried, I needed to fudge a bit and used the Daffodil Delight blends combo to color flowers. As of right now, there are not Crushed Curry blends, but the Daffodil Delight ones definitely worked. If you have not tried the blends yet, please add some to your must have list. At first glance, they look difficult to use. However, they are so easy and I am so happy I only have a few sets left to purchase. If you are hesitant, I would suggest ordering three combo sets in your favorite color combinations. Once you watch a couple of how-to videos, you will find out just how fabulous they are!
The only thing left to stamp for the card was the sentiment, which I did using Crumb Cake ink on Whisper White. There is also a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock under it.
I have learned the that dry fitting is essential when creating a collage card. Dry fitting also allows me to play around with ribbon options before I need to adhere anything down. In this case, I decided on the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon under some linen thread, which is wrapped three times around the white cardstock. While very subtle, I thought the polka dot tulle would help incorporate the lace from the inspiration photo.
This double loop bow, also known as the Billy Moan bow, is the first time I’ve created one with which I am completely happy. I learned how to create this bow by watching Mary Deatherage’s Stamps-n-Lingers FaceBook lives. I’ve linked one of her videos here so you can see how easily you can recreate the bow. The ribbon and linen twine were attached first.
After I figured out where I wanted to place everything, I started adhering using Tombow for all of the flat pieces. I popped up the two smaller daisies and the sentiment on dimensionals.
When I finished, I sat back and thought there was something definitely missing. There are times I just need to walk away and come back to it later. That’s exactly what I did for this card, and when I came back I decided to used some clear Wink of Stella. I put down multiple layers on the daisy centers, then decided I needed to add some to the Crumb Cake layer under the sentiment.
Here’s a close-up of the Wink of Stella daisy centers:
I finished with some simple stamping on the envelope and this envelope and card combination was complete.
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Have a Peachy day!
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Daisy Lane bundle of the photopolymer stamp set and medium daisy punch, item # 15118
Painted Harvest photopolymer stamp set, item # 144783
Large daisy punch, item # 143713
Leaf trio punch, item # 144667
Crumb Cake cardstock, item # 120953
Crush Curry cardstock, item # 131199
Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730
Crumb Cake ink pad, item # 147116
Call me Clover ink pad, item # 147139
Daffodil Delight Blends combo, item # 144603
Polka Dot Tulle ribbon, item # 146912
Linen Thread, item # 104199
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, item # 110755
Dimensionals, item # 104430