Hello! I love challenges and try to play along with different ones as my time permits.
A couple of weeks ago, I joined in with What Will You Stamp for their Daisy Delight challenge.
I was ‘delighted’ to be chosen as the winner, and was asked to guest design for this week’s challenge.
The stamp set for this week is Coffee Cafe.
As you know, I love the DSP for this suite!!!
And that has given me a strong association for cards in the suite colours – browns, blues & greens!
So, for my WWYS #127 card, I wanted to go the total opposite and stamp using pinks, purples and greys!
And I love it!!!
I used the ‘frappe’ stamps and dies for this card – ones I hadn’t played with yet.
And remembered to stamp on DSP, using it for the coffee cup base! How pretty is the Petal Garden DSP!?!
The sentiment is cut from the larger sentiment to just say ‘friend’ (white embossing on Rich Razzleberry).
The background is a mix of the coffee beans from the Coffee Cafe stamp set and the circle stamp from Timeless Textures – they are a great coffee stain pattern and similar to the one used in the DSP.
Thanks to What Will You Stamp for having me this week!
You can pop over to the What Will You Stamp blog to see all the cards from the design team and add your Coffee Cafe creation to the challenge.
You could be the next guest designer!!!
Daisies have totally been the hit of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.
So much so, that the punch is currently on ‘unorderable’ status while the factory goes into overtime making more!
Stampin’ Up! addicts bought the entire supply of punches twice over – a whole year’s supply in less than 2 months!
What Will You Stamp is featuring the stamp set this week, so it seems like a good time to get the daisies inky again.
I chose one of the beautiful new In Colors – Berry Burst – and combined the daisy centrepiece with stamps from the Wood Words stamp set.
The floral stamp coordinates fabulously!
I’ve stamped the daisy three times in Berry Burst and then Aqua Painted using Berry Burst again – but quite diluted to get a lighter shading.
For a three layer daisy, you need to line them up in thirds. If you try to fill the gap with the second daisy you’ll have nowhere to put the last one.
I love that the Faceted Gems fit so nicely in the middle of the daisy – it’s a great finish!
And the final flourish for my daisy was some tweaked & teased Copper Trim.
Have you tried this? It’s double layered, so simply cut through the side of the ribbon and then pull apart!!!
Do you love the daisy in this colour, or are you a traditional yellow & white daisy lover???
How wonderful is ink & paper – we can create all kinds of daisies!
I’ve got an idea brewing based on a book I’m reading at the moment…. let’s see if I can make it happen!