Wednesday, April 7, 2010
With my Daisies #2 die (which must have been hibernating for the winter), I cut out three each of both the grey and yellow, so I'd be able to layer with abandon. Using Dotto to hold everything together, and I offset the daisies slightly to get this very full petal look. Then I grabbed a coordinating corduroy button in Basic Grey for the center, and my daisy was ready for a card.
This is a pretty large card: 5-1/4 by 5-1/4. There's so much room to write! I grabbed some designer series paper in Basic Grey (from a retired set) and mounted that on summer sun for the thinnest of borders. However, I was then at a loss for a greeting--especially because you can't stamp onto such a dark color. I also wanted a greeting that would be as bold as the daisy, so I turned again to the Big Shot. With my Timeless Type sizzlits, I cut out a very bright hello...and added an exclamation point (a) for emphasis (b) because my word wasn't centered. Which do you think is the right answer?
TIP: To save paper/reduce oddly shaped scraps when using the Timeless Type dies, punch out your paper with the 1-1/4" square punch first. That way you get only the letter you want, and I was able to use my scraps from the daisies.
This card is ready to go in the mail, but it's more likely that I'll hand-deliver this one or stick it in a package. The size and shape mean that this card requires extra postage, and that's an important detail!
Paper: Summer Sun, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Urban Oasis (retired)
Extras: Big Shot, Daisies #2, Timeless Type, Basic Grey Corduroy Buttons