Sunday, March 24, 2013

Orange Gerbera Daisy

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).


Kristie Goulet said...

This turned out beautifully even if the photo doesn't capture it well. Looks so real!

Anonymous said...

Another great card but an even greater hint~ Beads with Glossy accents, oh yeah!

Cathy said...

Hi Loll, WOW! This is so gorgeous, it looks real, I love how the centre is spiky! Cathy x

Susan said...

Fabulous gerbera daisy! I love the way you made the centre part look spiky!

Unknown said...

Lovely job on the Gerber Loll, it looks great, that is one of my favorite flowers too, I usually have a few scattered in pots on my deck. I think I may try making that one tomorrow, just not sure if I have the giant daisy punch, will have to see what I have.
Thanks for the inspiration!!
wonderful card!!! I am sure you DIL will love it.

Nonni said...

So beautiful. I think the colors look great already in the photo so they must be really vivid and bold IRL! Have a fun week, Loll!

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous card Loll. I am certain that Nikki will absolutely love it. Just popped to have a look at the tutorial as I was wondering how you achieved the centre stamens as they look so realistic.

Karen x

Susan said...

Your flower is simply gorgeous! I love how you've created it...I really need to give it a try!

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow such a gorgeous flower looks so real. Nikki will just love her card...popping over to see the tutorial


Stephanie said...

I love this gorgeous card - super design & fabulous flower :) x

Loll said...

Hi Karen. I used two sizes of sun punches ... two of the larger ones (medium), sponged the tips of the sun rays with ink to give them some definition, then cut each of the rays down the middle to create the spikiness ... is that a word??!! :) Then shaped it with my stylus and mat to create a bit of a cup. Placed sun inside of the other and then did the same procedure with a smaller sun, which was filled with micro beads and then placed in the center of the two larger suns. Hope that helps. Loll xx

Jen Nelson said...

loll this is just gorgeous love the detail on your flower

Thanks for joining us this week
"Less Is More"

Christine L said...

A beautiful bright card to cheer us.. Love how you've created the flower... especially the centre!

Christine x

Anonymous said...

gorgeous Loll! Beautiful details!

Bonnie said...

You have captured the Gerbera Daisy, Loll! It looks fresh picked!

♥Gemma♥ said...

Stunning card hun and thank you for popping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment...means a lot!!
hugs and xxx

Sue said...

Amazing beautiful flower, Loll!

Chrissie said...

Simply stunning Loll, I'm sure your future DIL will be thrilled!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Danielle Vincent said...

What a gorgeous work of art you've created Loll! Your flower almost looks real - absolutely stunning!

Loly Borda said...

Gorgeous card! TFS

Anonymous said...

Wow, Loll, you've captured the gerbera perfectly ... it's gorgeous! Anita :)