- Dies – Simon Says Stamp “Stitched Daisies” and “Thanks” (from Stamptember 2015 and 2014, respectively!)
- Ranger Distress Inks – Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, and Chipped Sapphire
- White Heavyweight Vellum – Paper Accents
- Cardstock – Bazzill Dotted Swiss – Deep Blue and Paper Accents – Blue Odyssey
- Punch – Marvy 1″ circle
I started out by creating a background for this card. I decided I would work with blues so I could participate in the current Addicted to CAS challenge #71: Code Word Blue. I used the “ink smooshing” technique I first learned from Kristina Werner, with Ranger Distress inks. I wanted to get some good contrast of tone and value as I smooshed the ink around. I die cut the daisies from heavyweight vellum to show off the “stitching” that is embossed on the petals. I wanted to showcase the daisies a bit more, so I added small punched white circles behind each and then repeated the circles in vellum to accent the sentiment. This isolated them from the busy background a little bit. I also applied a little Chipped Sapphire ink to the sentiment so that it stood out just a little bit more. I adhered the piece to a top-folding card and finished it all off with some Wink of Stella sparkle on the daisies. Thanks for visiting.
September 7th, 2015 at 9:05 pm
Gorgeous background, great idea to use the circles around the daisies.
September 7th, 2015 at 11:49 pm
So Pretty! Love that background 🙂
September 8th, 2015 at 10:47 am
Very pretty blue background and love the vellum daisies. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS
September 9th, 2015 at 8:19 am
LOVE your smooshed background — gorgeous! The vellum flowers were a good choice as they don’t take away from the background … adding the solid smaller dots underneath really brings them into focus. Great design!! Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.