daisy floral friends

Hello crafty friends. Today’s card uses one of ClarityCrafts’ ‘floral friends’ three-way overlay stamp sets – the daisy. I decided it would work with the sketch from Atlantic Hearts and picked up the palette from Creative Colour challenges – maybe you woudn’t immediately think of flowers with these tones, but then you haven’t see the state of the ones in the pots on my decking!!)

I started with the background and blended ‘broken china’ Distress Oxide across Clarity’s clouds mask to pick up the seven stripes in the sketch. I was a bit heavy handed with the ink in places, so lightly spritzed it with water and mopped with paper towel to lift a bit off – what it actually did was spread the ink a little more and blur it, which I quite like! Once dry I popped it onto an A6 card blank.

I stamped the outline image from the daisy set with ‘potting soil’ Archival ink, then covered it over with the matching stencil and blended ‘broken china’ into the background. There is a stamp in the set that will colour in the background, but I decided to blend the ink so it was the same depth as that for the clouds. I then used the infill stamp to add ‘mustard seed’ to the flowers and ‘walnut stain’ to the stems & leaves, using a small sponge to ink up the stamp. Once done, I cut it out with a nested circle die.

I attached the topper to the card front, gluing a small piece of scrap card behind it for dimension, the finished with a word sticker from Clarity’s KISS collection.

I’ve been in two minds about whether I like this or not – I think I do!

13 thoughts on “daisy floral friends

  1. I really like your take on the sketch, Deborah. The clouds are lovely as a background for your floral spotlight. Thank you for crafting along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

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  2. I love how you created the look with the stencilling of the clouds and your image cluster is so pretty, the flowers in the gold are perfect! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

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  3. What a beautiful card. I love the use of clouds for the stripes in the sketch–how creative! Thank you for joining us this week at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Anna, AHSC Design Team

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