Painted Birthday

Hey all, I'm back! Probably briefly, but it felt good to create last night! I honestly had to relearn a few things on my computer today to get this posted. Ugh. Some update happened awhile back and my scanner isn't set up right. And my browser was being funky. Technology-I'll figure it out later!! Here is the card I created last night.

For inspiration and a starting point I browsed a few challenges. And when not having stamped for a while I reach for a favorite, Painted Harvest. Honestly, I had to relearn it to some degree too. I was struggling to line up the flowers properly. Hint: start with the center!

The challenge I found that clicked was  a color challenge at Inspire. Create. Challenges. 

Basic Gray, Mango Melody & Pool Party. Card base is Basic Gray, accent layer of Mango Melody and background of Shimmery White. As I said above, start with the center for the flowers. So I did 5 Basic Gray centers, added the "outside" layer of the flower by stamping off once in Mango Melody. I then added the "inside" layer of the flower in full on Mango Melody. I then went back with the stamped off and rotated it for more accent. Leaves on the background in Pool Party, Basic Gray dots inside the flower and scattered between flowers. 3 of the leaves that coordinate with the Leaf punch were stamped on a separate piece of Shimmery White and punched out. They saying is from Perennial Birthday and cut with the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Pool Party Satin ribbon (retired) knotted around the top layers. Saying and leaves attached with dimensionals.

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Last Daisies!

For now anyway! They've been fun, and I hope inspiring to you all! Pull out the set and give some a whirl!! And, there is also a new Daisy set... Daisy Lane! with a NEW coordinating smaller size Daisy punch! I have it, give me time!!

OK, in order of creation! Blackberry Daisy.

Same layout and these were done with Stampin' Blends like the last one. Blackberry Bliss card base and colored Daisies. I generally do a wash over with the light, accent with dark, then back over with light to blend. Leaves are Old Olive, same technique. The ribbon is the Metallic-Edge Whisper White with Silver. You can see just a bit of smudging on the card from the ribbon. I'm pretty sure I let it dry, but guessing some of the ink that was on the metallic edge rubbed off. Basic Black accent layer, DSP (wood) accent layer, Whisper White where saying is. This is headed to a Cousin who has a Love of Purple like I do!

Next up, Mango Melody. I really like this color! Every time I use it I think WOW!! Remember, you can click the picture to enlarge it!

The photo doesn't do this one justice, it was much prettier in real life! Mango Melody card base and flowers that were colored with the Stampin' Blends. The ribbon is the retired Classic Weave in Whisper White that I colored with my dark Blend.  Gotta say, I can't recommend doing that with this ribbon. Really seemed to zap my dark Blend. It is more of a "cotton" type ribbon than some of the others I've done, I don't know if that is why. The color wasn't nice and even either but it was prettier in real life than the scan shows. Leaves are Granny Apple Green. Once all the pieces of this one were done and punched, I went over all of them with Stella. Love Stella (Wink of Stella Glitter Brush). It was very pretty!! So soft! I debated doing that several times with the others but didn't. Keep that it mind when creating!! This one is in the mail as well! Hopefully a nice surprise to the recipient!

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Daisy, Daisy...

Hey all. Sorry for the lapse this week. I'm melting here...it's soooo hot! Heat is not my favorite so I wine..oops that should be whine! Ha, actually..both!  But here are two more Daisy cards. You were dying to see right? :) I've really liked all of these so far!! Different colors and different ribbons.. completely different looks!! And the best part....they are all getting mailed!

So click back and see the last post and all the Yellow Daisies if you don't remember. This first card was done the same way, with a blender pen and ink pad.

Darker colors are a little less forgiving, and you must be gentle so as NOT to fuzz your cardstock. Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green. Same DSP wood background (or one from the same pack). Card base is Lovely Lipstick, accent layer of Night of Navy. Whisper White base with DSP on top. Night of Navy Gingham ribbon. Night of Navy centers, Granny Apple green leaves. Dimensionals and glue dots holding it all together!

And then, I decided to try something different. Same layout, but different coloring. Any guesses how I did this one??

This one started with the Ribbon. Calypso Coral satin. **LOVE** Sorry, not currently available. Blends were used on this one. I stamped with Tuxedo Memento. The flowers were done with Light Calypso Coral first, Dark Calypso accents added, then over again with Light. Not being super careful but not crazy outside the lines either. Leaves Old Olive, same as flowers: light first, dark accent, blend again with light. Card base is Calypso Coral, accent layer of Basic Black behind Whisper White with Wood DSP. Happy Birthday in Tuxedo Black. Flowers punched, centers in Black added. 

Thank you for stopping by and sticking with me through all my NON posting phases! We'll see how this week goes..two more Daisy cards to share then nothing. The weekend isn't good...we'll just have to see how work, the heat and everything else goes! Hope to be back soon! As usual, shopping links and product details below!