Embossed Summer Daisies! (tttc003)

Today is Tic Tac Toe Challenge Day and we’ve got a great challenge board for you! This time I chose the first row across (at the top) but I added in a few other items from the board just for fun 🙂

For this card I tried something different with the embossing paste. We have the Decorative Masks to use with the paste, but I wanted some other patterns. I decided to use a punched piece of card stock, one that had a daisy punched out of it. And, it worked!

First I lightly watercolored a piece of watercolor paper with an Aqua Painter and some Daffodil Delight ink to give a little background color. When that was dry, I laid the punched card stock square over the watercolored piece and pressed some of the Embossing Paste into the punched area with the palette knife. I did that a few more times. Then I went back with the Aqua Painter and, without adding any water, just added a bit more ink and lightly painted the daisies. The paste dries a little rough, but that’s what it’s meant to do…add texture 🙂

These are my favorite summer colors: Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy. They just look so fresh! And this Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon is one of my new favorites – I was so happy to be able to use it on this card. This ribbon is super-easy to work with and ties great bows! A little vellum butterfly just adds to the summer theme.

So is your mind whirling about what shapes you could use with the embossing powder? Leave me a comment and let me know your ideas, I’d love to hear! And if you haven’t tried it, you absolutely must! It’s easier than you would think!

Embossing Paste Item No. 141979 $8.00
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Palette Knives Item No. 142808 $5.00
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Thanks for stopping by! Pop on over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and see how the other designers have played the board! Better yet, make your own card and play with us!

All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Daisy Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper: Whisper White card stock, Vellum, Watercolor Paper
Tools: Daisy Punch, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Aqua Painter,
Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Embellishments: 1/2″ Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon


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Why I Love Making Cards (and a few daisies)!

I love making cards. I love the pretty colors and papers and ribbons. When I sit down to create a card I forget about everything else and get lost in making something pretty. For me it’s a way to relax and forget about other things for awhile, and just play with paper and stamps 🙂

Another reason I like making cards is that it’s a way to bless other people, to spread a smile to my friends and family. I think that could be why I really like this new Delightful Daisy Suite…daisies always bring a smile! And this suite has a great Daisy Punch – you can pop out a daisy in a flash! I know we are all going to find lots of things to do with these punched daisies. For today, I put mine on a thank you card! Here are the details:

I’ve used some other items from the suite, like the designer series paper and the stamp set. This paper coordinates beautifully with Tranquil Tide, one of the new 2017-2019 In Colors!

Pretty Pointer:  The 1/2″ Circle Punch punches a perfectly-sized circle for the center of the daisy! I took a picture to show you. Look how it fits in there so well!

Another thing I really enjoy is having card classes where I teach people how to make pretty cards! I usually have 2 or 3 classes each month in my home, and we have a great time, I have to say 🙂 This past weekend I had some classes and I took a picture of the table all prepared for the stampers before they arrived. We had so much fun I didn’t even take any pictures when they were here!!

Please leave me a comment and tell me what YOU love about stamping and making cards and why YOU stamp ~ I’d really like to know! That’s what we have in common, we LOVE STAMPING!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I’m so glad to share all this with you!

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