Happy Birthday (Daisy Garden / Nuts About Squirrels)

by Kylie

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a card featuring the Daisy Garden stamp set. It really is a fabulous stamp and I can’t put it away…okay, I don’t want to. I think that is the hallmark of a great stamp. It also makes me happy when I use my stamps multiple times and in different ways (even if just a different colour palette). When we invest in a stamp (and let’s be real it IS an investment!) we want to use it more than once. It’s one of my goals here at Stampers Workshop to encourage you to use your stamps again and again. They are too good to use only once, or worse yet, never get inked!

For this card take a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock and create your card base and place it, folded, into your Stamparatus. You could do this without the Stamparatus, but this makes it easier to hold everything in place and re-stamp the Daisy Garden stamp if you need to. Position the stamp so that when you cut around the top, and sides (if you want), you will be able to see a nice amount of the inside of the card. Stamp with Memento ink. Once you are happy with how your stamped image looks, colour it with Stampin’ Blends (or your preferred colouring medium).

Next up, use your Paper Snips and fussy cut around the image so that, while it still remains an integral part of the card base, you can now see the inside of the card. With my card, I originally only cut the top of the daisies but the longer I looked at it the more I decided to cut down the right-hand edge as well.

TIP: When choosing where to cut out the image, consider where you want to be able to write the message for the recipient, especially if you don’t want the writing to be seen.

When I finished with the fussy cutting I took a panel of Daffodil Delight paper from the Brights 6×6 Designer Series Paper pack. I cut it to size and adhered to the inside of the card. I think it looks so good! I decided I wanted to be able to write inside the card so I added a panel of Basic White cardstock which I die cut from the Scalloped Contours die set.

The sentiment, from the Nuts About Squirrels stamp set, was white heat embossed on Basic Black cardstock. I popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I also added a small bow made tied with the Black & White Gingham Ribbon.

The final touch was, of course, a coat of Wink of Stella added to the flowers and some Matte Black Dots to work with the black of the sentiment strip.

Here’s the card…

This was such a fun card to make. I think it would also be fun to experiment with fussy cutting different areas of the image so more of the card inside shows through. You could also do this in any colour palette and it would look so good!

Don’t forget the Seasonal Sale ends today and all orders placed through my online store will automatically go into my Prize Giveaway. One lucky winner will be taking home the Darling Donkey stamp set. All the details are here. You can place your orders here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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