Monday, 20 March 2017

Birthday Blossoms Daisies to Celebrate April Birthdays Part 1

Hi Everyone
Welcome to another issue of our Birthday Blossoms series, the birth flowers for April birthdays are Daisy and Sweet Pea. I have concentrated on daisies as they are such a recognizable flower, plus it gave me chance to play with our new Stampendous Daisy Thanks clear stamp set, which is such a useful and versatile stamp set.




We are giving you the chance to win one of these sets this week, scroll down to find out how you can enter our giveaway competition.

I was on a bit of a roll and made four cards this time so I have split the post into two parts so that you don't get daisy fatigue!

I have used the Daisy Thanks stamp for the first card in the series taking the main stamp but only using part of the image.


I cut and scored yellow card to make an A6 tent fold, card base. I cut a piece of vellum to the same height as the card but 11.5cm wide leaving a margin of card down either side.

I positioned the stamp so that only the flower heads are used, I stamped with white pigment ink and embossed with white embossing powder to make sure that the white image was strong enough to show up against the vellum. The flower centers are colored with a yellow marker pen. The greeting is stamped and embossed the same way.

I fixed the vellum panel to the card using Invisi Dots that are specially made for working with vellum so that they don't show through, I have to admit that I also added a tiny dab of glue at each corner just to be on the safe side!

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The idea for the second card came when I spotted some pretty napkins with a daisy design on and decided to make a decoupage card topper.



I started with a 12.5cm square cream blank card, then cut a smaller piece of white card and inked the edges with Old Paper distress ink and layered this onto the base. I made the layer with the script on the computer and printed it onto parchment vellum paper, if you want to make it yourself the font I used was Snell Roundhand size 12 there are lots of other similar fonts if you don't have this one. I have added the file for this to the Free Downloads area so if you prefer you can just download and print it. Once printed I inked the edges with Tea Dye distress ink and darkened the corners with some Vintage Sepia pigment ink.

To make the daisy topper I cut a piece of the paper napkin bigger than the size I wanted to end up with and cut a piece of white card the same size, I peeled the back two layers of the napkin off leaving me with a very thin piece of tissue with the picture on. I covered the card with a layer of PVA glue, laid the napkin on it and brushed more of the PVA over the top of it. I brushed away the worst of the air bubbles taking care not to tear the napkin but leaving some of the imperfections to give it an aged look. When the glue was dry I added a layer of varnish, with hindsight I think this could have been left off as it made the topper look a bit glossier than I wanted. Once the varnish was dry I die cut   the shape.

I die cut a larger shape out of paper from a Christmas pad, inked the edges with gold (which doesn't really show up in the photo), wrapped gold satin ribbon round and tied a bow. I stuck this down onto the card and added some adhesive pearl flourishes and the card topper which I attached with foam mounting pads to lift it a little.

The greeting is stamped in Vintage Sepia onto a die cut tag that has been inked with Tea Dye. I punched a hole at the end and threaded more of the gold ribbon through, this is also attached with foam mounting pads.

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Thank you for looking in, I hope you like the cards and look forward to reading your comments.
Debbie x

GIVEAWAY TIME!
This month we are giving away to one lucky person one of the Stampendous Daisy Thanks Clear Stamp Sets pictured at the top of this post.

All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on either this post or the Part 2 post saying which of the four daisy cards you like best and why. Everyone who leaves a comment on either of these two posts before the end of the day March 27th 2017, will be entered into our draw. Good Luck

41 comments:

  1. I LOVE the 1st one and I LOVE Daisies.

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    1. Thanks Craftyme, I love daisies too, remember making daisy chains as a child, happy memories:)

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    2. Congratulations Craftyme you are the winner of our giveaway this month! Please contact me at debbie.wild@wildwarehouse.com to let me know were to send your prize. :)

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  2. Nice cards. The top one looked like parchment work and was surprised it was stamped and embossed.

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    1. Thanks Leslie, I have never done parchment work, must try it sometime :)

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  3. I like the Daisy thanks card (1st one). It is so nicely done in a style I like.

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    1. Thanks KayC, I appreciate your comments :)

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  4. Beautiful card, love the daisies.

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    1. Thank you kit, daisies are such a lovely flower and so easy to use in crafting:)

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  5. I adore your daisy card! The white embossing on the yellow card stock is refreshing and makes me think spring!

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    1. Thank you Erika, that is just the impression I wanted to create :)

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  6. Kimriley57 @yahoo.com20 March 2017 at 21:47

    Love daisies. They make me smile!

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    1. Thanks Kim they are such happy flowers :)

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  7. Both cards are just superb!! And daise stamp too...
    I love first one card coz of the simplecity & colour combo and with white embossing its look beautiful :)

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    1. Thanks Shilpa, you are very kind, the first card certainly seems to be the most popular so far!

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  8. I just love the yellow one with daisy-stamped vellum....thank you for the tip about stamping in white and embossing over it to get a bright white image on the vellum!!!

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    1. Thank you Kathy, it seems that's everyones favorite at the moment!

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  9. I love the daisies. It's such a happy card! The bright yellow really says spring to me.

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    1. Thanks Pam, I think we need a bit of spring in our lives :)

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  10. Hi! Glad to be here as a new follower!
    Love this gorgeous stamp! Both of your cards screaming about spring! And I love the white embossed daises on vellum most!

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  11. Welcome Vinita, glad to have you along, thank you for your kind comments, your name will be in the draw so you may be lucky and win the stamp.

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  12. Hi Deb , Love the 1st card . The white embossing on vellum goes so well with the yellow card. ... Regards Zarine

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    1. Hi Zarine, thank you, the first card is definitely looking like the winner!

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  13. I like the 1st card. The subtle colors with white on white are perfect.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer, it is certainly proving to be the most popular one!

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  14. Hi Debbie, i think they are all so pretty and this is such a useful stamp for many occasions. I love the first one on the vellum, so very pretty, hard to believe it's just stamped and embossed.x

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  15. The very first card has to be my favorite. I always prefer less is best. In this case the daisies seem to jump off the card at me.

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    1. Hi Yawne, thanks for commenting, less is usually more for me!

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  16. I am picking the first card. I always say,"less is best". The daises seem to jump off the page and put a smile on my face.

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  17. I was going to say I love the first one but changed my mind! I really like the second one. What a great idea to use a napkin. I have purchased a few pretty packages of napkins that I am saving for ideas such as this! The stamp is adorable!

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    1. Hi Laurie, thank you for commenting, I am always on the look out for pretty or unusual napkins to use :)

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  18. I love the yellow one with Vellum. It reminds me of the daisies in my Grandmother's garden !!!! Beautiful !!!!

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    1. Thanks Suzy, I am glad it reminds you of something nice :)

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  19. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS CARD..
    (BOTH)
    I love DAISY's... Thanks for sharing!!
    L.r. Smith from Facebook page, CARD-MAKING USA!!

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    1. HI Lr, thanks for your very kind comments - daisies are such lovely flowers you can't really go wrong with them :)

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  20. All 4 are beautiful cards. My first pick would be the yellow card, It really highlights the beauty of the stamp.

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    1. HI Glenda thank you for your kind comments, the yellow card certainly seems to be the favorite :)

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  21. Love the yellow vellum card...beautiful

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    1. Thanks Angie, I appreciate your comments :)

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