sweet daisy

Welcome to my crafty blog. Here’s another card using Julie Hickey’s ‘sweet daisy’ stamp set – it’s such a pretty image. I was thinking about using again as my lawn has been absolutely full of daisies this month, thanks to all the rain we’ve had. My friend told me about ‘no mow May’ which has been a campaign here in the UK to leave garden lawns uncut this month, giving bees a wider range of flowers to feed on (plantlife.org.uk). They’ve certainly done well in my garden this month!

I also love white embossing on kraft card, so this is a simple one layer card. I started by stamping the daisies onto a 5×5 card blank with clear ink and heat embossed them in WOW white superfine powder, together with one of the sentiments from the set.

Rather than mount this onto layers of card, I decided to use a clear ink pen to draw a frame around the flowers, which I again heat embossed in white. I’ve discovered the best way to do this is to aim for a roughly straight line that wiggles a bit, rather than trying to draw one completely straight.

I finished by just adding a little colour to the daisies with fine marker pens – yellow for the centers and green on the stems. Less is definitely more, and I decided it didn’t need anything else adding to it.

Thanks for dropping in. We’ve got sunshine again this evening after more rain today and I’m hoping it will be brighter over the rest of the week. I have to confess my grass got cut yesterday before the end of the month so my daisies have gone, but these ones will be shared over at Just Us Girls.

5 thoughts on “sweet daisy

  1. Such a pretty square card Deborah! I love the white wonky border all the way around. You nailed the inspiration photo for sure! Thanks for playing along with us!

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