Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Upsy Daisy

I saw a card on Splitcoaststampers that I thought was beautiful, so I CASE'd it (thank you Vicki Burdick!).  I think this layout is just perfect.  I changed up the colors from Vicki's and used a different background, sentiment and added an extra layer of framing.  I love the combination of the soft blue (Baja Breeze) and the bright green (Kiwi Kiss).  Hope you like.

Stamps:  Upsy-Daisy, Whimsical Words (sentiment) (SU!)
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Craft Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Sponges, Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder, Big Shot, 1/2" Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon, medium oval punch, scalloped oval punch, sticky strips and dimensionals

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I started by sponging the small piece of Whisper White cardstock; the bottom 1/3 with Kiwi Kiss and the top 2/3 with Baja Breeze.  I stamped the Daisies in Craft Basic Black to the left of the page.  I let the ink dry before mounting the main image onto a frame of Kiwi Kiss (I just wanted a very small border of green, so the frame is only 1/16" all the way around).

I ran the large piece of Whisper White cardstock through my Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I then cropped the cardstock to 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" and mounted it on the corresponding frame of Kiwi Kiss (again, just 1/16" border of green for a small pop of color).  I layered the Baja Breeze seam binding over the embossed cardstock and tied a bow on the left side.  I then mounted this onto the card base.  I mounted the stamped image on top of the ribbon, popping it up with dimensionals to give it depth.  I also popped up the sentiment with dimensionals.

I layered the remaining piece of Whisper White cardstock on the frame of Kiwi Kiss and mounted it to the inside of the card.

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