Welcome to my blog. Over the years that I have been stamping and paper crafting, I have so often been inspired by the ideas on other sites and blogs. I hope I can pay that back in some measure with my own. (In between laughs -- or cackles as my son calls it!)

August 5, 2012

Sweet Daisy Girl

Aren't these new Morehead stamps just too adorable?  Today I chose the "Raindrops" image.  Like Meg Ryan in 'You've Got Mail', I love daisies - they are just an unassuming and happy flower.

I started by stamping the image in black on to white card stock.  I then colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers.

I had a scrap of daisy patterned paper, and it seemed perfect to go with this image.  I combined it with tiny yellow polka dots and blue checked gingham paper.  I love the juxtaposition of the structured checks with the looser floral design.  The background of mixed papers was layered on to pink, and this was layered on to a top-folded white 5.5 x 5.5 card base.

For the main image, I put just a slim strip of the polka dot paper on the left edge.  This was then layered on to pink,  and then on to the background.

I used the "Hello" greeting from the Beatrix Potter Timmy Tiptoes set -- it was just the right size and cheery sentiment. I oval-punched it, then used a larger oval with a scrap of the yellow polka dot paper as a mat, to reprise it.  I adhered it with dimensionals in the lower right corner, being sure to overlap the image and the gingham as a sort of 'bridge' for the eye.

Finishing touches were three white buttons, each tied with embroidery floss in blue, yellow and pink respectively.  These were attached with glue dots.  I like to 'faux sew' my buttons.  To me seeing the holes in a button looks a bit naked.  ;-)

Now for my confession.  I used to stay clear of making the large square cards because I never had an envelope on hand that would fit.  But with the Envelobox Creator, making square envelopes is so easy!  I find that I'm doing more and more of the square cards. Start with 8.25" square of paper and use row G on the tool for a perfect fit.  I used a wavy yellow gingham for my coordinating envelope.

Hope you enjoyed it!

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