Saturday, July 28, 2012

Two daisies

I'm still playing "catch-up" for this week's challenges.  Today's card is for Friday's "Free For All" Challenge at SCS - F4A127 - seeing double - include two of something on your card.  I chose to use the new "Reason to Smile" set from SU!  Just love those gerbera daisies!  I used the marker layering technique for the flowers and then simply framed it with Spellbinder's Postage Stamp nestie.  Hope you like.

"Daisy Thanks"

Stamps:  Reason to Smile, Sincere Salutations (SU!)
Paper:  White, Bella Rose DP (retired) (SU!)
Ink:  Staz-on Black, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  blender pen, Nestabilities Postage Stamp (Spellbinders), glue, and dimensionals

I stamped the daisy twice in Staz-on Black ink onto Whisper white cardstock.  I used my blender pen and inks to color in the flowers (for instructions on marker layering, click the link on the Techniques Page).  I stamped the sentiment in black ink.

I ran my main image through my Big Shot with the second largest postage stamp nestie.  I die-cut two more of the same size from the white cardstock and then glued the three layers together, with the stamped image on top (to give the die some weight).  I did the same with the largest postage stamp nestie, die-cutting one layer from the Bella Rose DP and two from white and gluing them together.  Both panels are popped up with dimensionals.

I stamped one daisy image on the inside panel and colored it in the same way as the main image.


Today is the start of the "Dare to get Dirty" challenges for SCS fan club members.  I'm hoping to join in the fun this weekend.  If you are a fan club member at SCS, check out the challenges here.


nancy littrell said...

Whoo Hoo..I am the 1st to comment.....your gerbera daisies are so beautiful. I will be outside again shortly to deadhead and water my flowers. Don't you love this time of year.
MMMmmmm, the house is smelling like zucchini bread too :-) TFS my friend....

Darnell said...

Great design with the two flowers and sentiment that way. I just got the flower set and thank you for another Loll Inspiration!!

shirley-bee said...

Love those chunky postage layers, then the delicate flowers. Great combination.

Bonnie said...

The pair of gerbera daisies is certainly a good reason to smile! Beautifully placed and framed!