Welcome to my crafty blog. Today’s card uses several stamps from Julie Hickey Designs, with the main feature being the daisy and leaves from her ‘fresh florals’ set. I thought it perfectly fitted the theme of ‘flower’ for the current challenge at Addicted to CAS.
I started by blending Distress Oxides in ‘dried marigold’ and ‘chipped sapphire’ onto a piece of white card. Once the ink was dry I stamped Julie Hickey’s ‘birthday background’ over it.
I then cut a heart shaped aperture in a 7×7 card blank, and attached the inked card behind it. The background stamp wasn’t quite wide enough to fill the aperture, but I knew that the flowers and leaves would cover the gap so positioned it to the left.
I then stamped the daisy and leaves and used a waterbrush to colour them with the Distress Oxides before die cutting them. I also stamped the sentiment from Julie’s ‘mandala’ set in the ‘chipped sapphire’ and trimmed it down. I attached the sentiment across the lower part of the heart, and the daisy and leaves then sat above it on the right.
I was so pleased with how this turned out. In fact, I made it into my niece’s 21st birthday card by adding the numbers cut with Julie’s ‘number dies’ and blended with more of the chipped sapphire. She’s already received it, and I’m looking forward to our family catch up on Zoom tomorrow afternoon, to celebrate with her with cake and champagne.