Thursday, March 14, 2013


 I have to start by saying I LOVE this card!  Sometimes, I'm not so crazy about some of the cards I make, I just feel like they "need" something, other times, I like them a lot and sometimes, I love them!  This is one of those times.  It came out just how I imagined, only better.

Anyway, today is my day to post my project on The Lollipop Ladies blog for the current challenge: Daisy Pops with the additional challenge of stripes.  Here is the inspiration photo

Guest DT spots are able to be won each fortnight
and our sponsor this fortnight is: Forever Markers & Craft Supplies

(thanks to Jane).
The prize is a Pink SMASH book with tag book!!!

I wasn't sure that I could pull off daisies, but I went looking through my stamp collection and found this set from SU! "Decoratively Daisy" that I have had for a looooooong time.  Then I had to think about how to use it, because daisies are white and white ink on white paper doesn't really show up very well.  Recently, I had used white embossing powder on an image on white paper and it had been really elegant, so I figured I would give that a try, but of course, I couldn't find white embossing powder.  All I could find was clear.  So, I stamped the daisies with versamark and embossed it with clear powder and it was fabulous.  Then I inked the center stamp with versamark and then a pale yellow ink and heat embossed that with clear powder.  Also fabulous!!  It needed just a touch more so I inked the leaf stamp in versamark and then a pale green and embossed that clear powder, too.  If you ink with versamark and then your colored ink, it will stay wet long enough to hold the embossing powder and by using colored inks and clear embossing powder, you can emboss in any color you want.  You don't have to have a million colors of embossing powder.  There you go, tip for the day. : )  I used the same technique on my tag, but I stamped my sentiment first because you can't stamp OVER embossed images, it just wipes right off.  And I let the sentiment dry for a while so the embossing powder wouldn't stick to it, though in hindsight, it's just clear powder so it wouldn't have changed the sentiment any.  My stripes are a new embossing folder I just got last weekend.  So, there you have Daisies and stripes.  Now, hop on over to The Lollipop Ladies blog for all the details and play along.  I'd love to see your take on the challenge.

Retro Sketches #54--sketch
Tuesday Alchemy #52--anything goes
Fab n' Funky #162--add a sentiment
Inkspirational #11--inspiration photo (I drew inspiration from the daisies, green grass and the little pop of yellow.)

Timeless Tuesday #21--Go Green

Stamps: SU! "Decoratively Daisies"; Flourishes "Fuschia in Bloom" sentiment
Inks: Versamark; SU! Barely Banana
Embossing Folders/Dies: Sizzix "Dotted Ribbon" embossing folder; Verve "Classy Mini Labels" dies
Clear Embossing powder; ribbon; twine


Mynn xx said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Heather! LOVE the beautiful daisy image and I adore the clear embossing! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

sandie said...

I can see why you love your card Heather. The embossing is gorgeous and thanks for the tips! I love the subtle look of the flowers.
Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Anonymous said...

Those daisies are fabulous! I really like your sentiment tag. So glad that you joined us at Inkspirational this week!
- Shauna

Judith said...

Gorgeous embossing and fab sentiment too -thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

Lisbeth K said...

I'm in love with your card too <3 Love the embossing, and the design is sooo elegant! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week :)

Ruth M said...

What a beautiful card Heather, love the embossing and how you've added just some subtle colour! I love how you've made the sentiment label too!
Thanks so much for joining us at Inkspirational again, please come back soon! Ruth x

Unknown said...

This is so beautifully elegant! Great embossing tip; I know I'll have to try it! Love the embossing folder too and your tag is perfection! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Nikki Stalker said...

Lovely card Heather. Love the twine and crimped card. Adds that extra touch. Thanks for playing along at Inkspirational this week.

Saumya said...

Very pretty and lovely card...thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy