Hi everyone. Today is my first attempt at an orange Gerbera daisy. It is my future DIL's (Nikki) birthday in a couple of days, and it is her favorite flower, so I made this card for her. I love the way it turned out and will be making more of these Gerbera daisies in other colors. Unfortunately, I had trouble capturing the true colors of the card today ... just not enough light - where is the sun when you need it??!! :) The daisy is a lot bolder in color that in the photo above. Also, the low light makes the sentiment look blurred - but trust me, it's clear IRL. :)
I was inspired by this flower image I found through Goggle:
Stamps: Be Happy Sentiments (AmyR)
Paper: White, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Summer Smooches DP (SU!)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Giant Daisy Punch (Punch Bunch), Medium and Small Sun Punches (Punch Bunch), sponges, stylus and mat for shaping, gold and red micro beads ($1 Store), Tangerine Tango stitched ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, adhesives, sticky strips, and dimensionals
I made the Gerbera daisy as per my 3D Daisy Tutorial, (see link on Tutorial tab above), this time pinching the petals downwards and changing the way I make the center. I used two medium sun punches from Tangerine Tango cardstock, sponging the edges with more Tangerine Tango ink and then cutting each "ray" in half to create a very spike-y look. I did the same with one small sun punch (sponged and cut) and then added a little Crystal Effects to the center, pour over the mix of mostly gold (and a little red) micro beads and then topped it with more Crystal effects. Once dry, I glued all the center layers together and glued it to the daisy.
Here's a close-up of the daisy:
Since it had beads in the center, I'm entering this card into the latest challenge at Less Is More (LIM 112 - Recipe - use beads).