Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Daisy Birthday

I'm super busy at work right now, let alone trying to fit in gardening and landscaping, so haven't had much time to craft.  :-(    At least I am creating prettiness in the great outdoors or I'd be totally pulling my hair out.

This card is inspired by the current House of Cards inspiration picture/blog hop/DT call.  That's a lot happening in one place, right?!

I immediately focused on the flowers, the boldness of the numbering and the cork.  I stamped the sentiment first then the flowers before applying ultra fine embossing powder.  I brushed off any powder that covered the letters before heat setting.  I then took my watercolor pencils (any would have worked since I didn't wet them) to add white, yellow, and a couple of shades of green.  That bold yellow base and hint of blue in the stitching is also taken from the inspiration photo.

The Details:  Penny Black Flower Festival image, PTI sentiment and kraft cardstock, MFT Lemon Drop cardstock, Versafine onyx black ink, Versamark, Stampendous Detail White embossing powder, Derwent color pencils, foam tape

I'm entering in House of Cards DT Call and Seize the Birthday Summertime


  1. Wow, the flowers really just popped out at me...I love the big and boldness of them! And having the sentiment over part of the flower is very attractive! Thanks for linking up to Seize the Birthday!

  2. TOTALLY in love with this! I adore the fabulous image and the bold sentiment and I LOVE the stitching!!! Thanks for hopping with us at House of Cards! Thanks for joining our DT call, too! We'll be getting back with people after the hop is done! :) HUGS and enjoy the rest of your week! Mynn xx

  3. The whole effect of your card is in its simplicity! Just gorgeous!! Love the sewn edge.
    Thank you for playing with us at House of Cards.
    Good luck!
    Rosi x

  4. Beautiful card! I love the stamping on the kraft cardstock and that fabulous sentiment stamp! Thanks so much for joining us at HOC and good luck with the DT call!
    Tammy x

  5. Hi Toni,
    Love your card. The subtle look is spot on.
    Thanks for joining us at HOC
    Ang HOC DT

  6. Don't you just hate when life and work get in the way of having fun making cards. Love the outcome of your daisies and the sentiment give just the right touch to everything. Thanks for sharing and joining our HOC Blog Hop.

  7. Very pretty card. The embossed daisies are gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday. :)

  8. Gorgeous card - love how the sentiment overlaps the pretty daisies. Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday!


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