Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Daisy Daze

Red gingham, a white picket fence and daisies. Is that summer or what? I am really pleased with the way this card turned out. To me, it has a clean, crisp feel to it while still retaining an aire of sweetness. This little country girl is ready for a picnic on a sunny summer day.

This card was actually designed as a companion piece to a two page scrapbook layout I will post later this week. The layout had a daisy theme and when I finished the layout, I still wanted more daisies and red gingham so I carried the theme on to this card. I pulled out the Cuttlebug Floral Borders die to create the look of a trellis. I know daisies aren't a vining plant, so you'll have to allow me some creative license here. The vine was cut with the same die. I snipped off the little flowers and just used the stem. Once I got my little trellis made, I remembered the Martha Stewart fence border punch and to carry the daisy theme forward, I embossed the base of the fence with the small strip EF from the With Love EF set. It really perked up those tiny embossed daisies when I added a yellow center with a marker.

I punched the Barely Banana panel with a Fiskars border punch. I always have trouble with my corners when using the border punches so I covered up this slight irregularity with a teeny tiny flower that also came from the Floral Borders die and added a itty bitty yellow rhinestone for the center. I liked it so much I carried it along the entire border of the panel.

The inside is pretty simple with crisp red gingham and white. I love the sentiment from Verve Visual that I stamped on a tag that I cut with a Spellbinders tag die. The dry embossing on the message panel is also from the CB With Love EF.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Sarah Kay image from Stampavie and sentiment from Verve Visual

Cardstock: Barely Banana, Garden Green, Whisper White, Neenah Solar White for the main image, Bella Rose DSP from SU

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green, Copics for coloring main image, Barely Banana marker for daisy centers, Creamy Caramel and Bashful Blue for sponging background of main image

Accessories: SU flower punch, Cuttlebug Floral Borders and Dandelion dies and With Love embossing folder, Martha Stewart and Fiskars border punches, Barely Banana SU brad, Spellbinders tag die and Mega Rectangle Nestabilities

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Lovely Linda said...

Your card is just adorable - I love that image and your card is perfection! I love the arbour and the fence - this card is screaming SUMMER - I am looking forward to seeing your scrapbooking layout!!! I have just started scrapbooking and know I am going to find come inspiration HERE!! Beautiful work Linda - you are amazing!! God bless you!

cheryl said...

what can I say apart from another stunning make I am waiting to get that image of sarah but all seem to have sold out at moment enjoy your day hun lots love cheryl xxxxx

Dianne said...

I love this card. So bright and cheery for summer. I love how you did the ribbon through the fence. Very very creative.

Beautiful Greetings said...

Linda this card is fabulous! I love all of the details in the arbor and the vines. Amazing.

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Anonymous said...

Linda, I so love this card! Gingham is one of my favorite styles. In fact it's in my Sophia's room right now! Your work is so so pretty! BTW, thanks so much for commenting on my blog. It makes my day to see others share their thoughts....Abby:)

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Linda this is such a sweet card. :) It definitely says summer time! I love how you've placed the daisies along the trellis. It's perfect. :)

Unknown said...

Very pretty card Linda! Love the way you have colored the image and all of the extras you have added. Makes me want to go on a picnic!

Brandy said...

Linda your work is so fantastic. I can never wait to see what you come up with next!
I left a surprise for you at my blog! :)

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