Friday, August 19, 2022

Blue Daisy Birthday

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made for a lovely friend ... I hope she's received it by now. :)  

I started with the Seed Catalog background stamp from The Greetery.  I admired my friend Marcia's cards she made using this background.  She kindly sent me a few stampings in different inks so I could have a play.  LOVE it ... so have already ordered the stamp for myself and it's on the way! :)

This background is stamped with Smoky Slate ink (SU!).  I love the soft gray and thought it would look pretty with a blue daisy.  I used the photo below as my inspiration.
I die-cut the Etched Layered Daisy (Simon Says Stamps) from a watercoloured blue background in my stash.  I wanted to intensify the blue, so sponged more blue ink (Salty Ocean) over top of the petals.  I die-cut a second top daisy (the one with texture on the center of the flower), cutting out the center separately and sponging with Mustard Seed distress ink.  I used my stylus to shape the petals slightly and round the center before attaching the flower to my card front.  To finish, stamped the sentiment (Technique Tuesday retired stamp) in black ink.

Close-up ...
I'm sending this card to the Seize the Birthday Challenge #245.  I'm entering it as an "Anything Birthday Goes" this time.

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Stamps:  Seed Catalog (The Greetery); Cosmos - retired (Technique Tuesday
Paper:   White card stock (PTI.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Smoky Slate (SU!); Distress Inks:  Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories:   Etched Layered Daisy die (Simon Says Stamp), sponges, stylus

Challenges:
Seize the Birthday Challenge #245 - Anything Birthday Goes


20 comments:

Pat said...

This is a beautiful die cut daisy Loll, and love the seed catalogue background in that soft grey which complements the bright and pretty flower perfectly. x

Lisa Elton said...

That Marcia is a sweetheart! Loved what you've done with her shared panels, Loll. Your blue daisy is the perfect bright and happy addition to it!

kiwimeskreations said...

Exquisite work Loll - that daisy is so dramatic against the wonderful background. Like you, I love that background stamp - that is fabulous!
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

I can see why you loved that background stamp Loll, it looks fab with your blue daisy glowing in front. :)

JoAnn said...

Love that big blue daisy, it is so pretty and looks great on the lt. gray background. Thanks for sharing at Seize the Birthday.

Viv said...

This is lovely Loll. And I think that background stamp is fab too! x

Marcia Hill said...

I just knew you'd do something wonderful with these backgrounds, and you did!! Your blue daisy totally pops against the soft gray background and the whole card just makes me smile! Sweet, sweet card my friend!! (Hope your order comes soon!!) :0)

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, this is pretty, Loll, and I love LOVE the background! You're so right about the gray being a nice backdrop for the blue. I had a similar background... I wonder if I still have it. Must look. I'm inspired by this loveliness!

Christine Alexander said...

Wow, beauitufl Loll, Love your background stamp and that amazing cosmos ♥

Brenda in IN said...

I love that soft gray inked background and the unique stamp. Your daisy is just beautiful in the blues and it's so happy.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Super background and beautiful daisy, love your card Loll
Faith x

Nstiz said...

I love that huge daisy and the amazing blue you chose to color it. The dimension you added really makes a difference too. That background stamp is so perfect for this. Gorgeous card!

Barb Ghig said...

1Another gorgeous card, Loll! I love all the dimension you created by using this beautiful background and fabulous daisy! I think you're going to get a lot of use out of this background stamp ~ xx

Bonnie said...

Wow! What a beautiful daisy, Lolly! It really pops against that background! Stamping friends are pretty special!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your blue daisy looks so pretty against the light gray background, Loll!  I can understand that you wanted to own the background stamp. It's very unique and beautiful. Adding the blue inking and shaping the petals brouhgt the flower to life! Your friend will love this card.
Hideko xx

Nancy said...

Such a pretty card and I was surprised that the background was a stamp. Awesome job! Thanks for being with us at Seize the Birthday!

Colleen said...

Wow, that flower is a show stopper for sure! I love love the color blue and that flower is so striking with the soft background! That friend of ours is so gracious and generous, isn't she? Such a great enabler! We are good for each other in that way, aren't we? Heart Hugs Loll and thank you for playing along with STB! Heart Hugs, col

Bobby said...

I'm not a big blue fan, Loll, but those daisies are gorgeous, both yours and the real one. I will definitely be thinking about making one in blue.

HilaryJane said...

It's gorgeous, that background stamp is fabulous and I love the look of the blue daisy xx

JulieP said...

Wow! This is stunning. It's also the first time I've seen that background stamp in action. Thanks so much for playing with us at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog!