I’m totally in love with all of the foil sheets that Stampin’ Up! carries. So, yesterday morning when creating the make and take a card for my upcoming open house I grabbed gold foil. As I pondered all the ways I could use it, I thought why not experiment with an unlikely pair. So I went over to my punches. While looking over my collection of punches, the daisy punch grabbed my attention. A gold daisy? Hmmm, well the worst thing that can happen is that I waste a piece of my beautiful foil, right? That my friends is how this card was born.
In order to ensure that the gold daisy stood out, I used crumb cake cardstock for the base. Then I added color on color layer. I think that crumb cake did the job nicely, now the daisy really stands out. Then I wanted to add some color into the mix so I grabbed the 6 X 6 2018-2020 dsp In Color pack. All of the in-colors are so pretty anyone of them would have worked but I chose a tidbit of the rococo rose designer series paper. I thought that the script pattern worked best and away my imagination went. I started to layer a focal point when I noticed that the dsp needed a base under it so I placed a rococo rose cardstock layer between it and the base. Now everything flows nicely and looks complete.
I always add texture to my cards, so of course, I grabbed the scripty 3-D folder, it just coordinates with the designer series paper perfectly. I used the folder to add texture to the daisy, the gold strip and on the base layer, heck I used it on almost everything. Cards are all about a message, right?
Now for a little more interest, I added a fluffy linen bow to the center of the daisy and some soft sprigs. The length of the sprigs and the placement totally balances everything out. A cute little saying towards the bottom lets the recipient know that it’s their time to shine, just like the foil gold daisy.
The last touch that I want to point out is the ruff edges of the layering piece. When you ruff up the edges of the layer base it stands out just a bit more.
It’s fun to sit and create for you all, I hope you enjoyed your visit here with me. Oh one last thing, please RSVP to my OPEN HOUSE so I can prep a card packet for you. I hope you want to make this card while visiting with me and the other ladies who have already RSVP’d.
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