There are times when you just look at the beautiful Designer Series Papers (DSP) from Stampin’ UP! and marvel. I love the freshness of daisies. And I could hardly wait to use the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP with the Daisy Punch and some butterflies. 

Take a look at the gorgeous designs in this patterned paper. It has summer written all over it.

And here is my butterflies & daisies card.

MEASUREMENTS

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock:
    • 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
    • scraps for punching daisies – need 3
  • Vellum cardstock: scraps for butterflies
  • Terracotta Tile cardstock: 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″
  • DSP: 3″ x 4-1/4 “
  • Soft Sea Foam cardstock: for smooching technique leaves
  • Old Olive Vellum: retired Perennial Essence
  • Linen Thread: about 12″

CREATING PIECES & PARTS

BACKGROUND PANEL

  • Emboss the DSP panel using the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder.
  • Distress edged of DSP with Daffodil Delight ink and a sponge wedge. TIP: ALWAYS begin distressing off the DSP and drag the ink onto the DSP.

BUTTERFLIES

  • Stamp butterflies from Butterfly Gala stamp set with White Craft Ink onto Vellum.
  • Heat emboss butterflies with white embossing powder.
  • Punch butterflies using Duet Butterfly Punch.

DAISY

  • Punch 3 daisies using the Medium Daisy Punch.
  • Gently curl up the daisy petals using a bone folder.
  • Assemble daisy using 3 Whisper White daisies with mini dimensional between each layer.
  • Add a matte resin dot from Playing with Patterns embellishments. HINT: These resin dots are matte finished flat adhesive-backed. They are perfect when you just want a little extra.

LEAVES

  • Create inked Soft Sea Foam cardstock for leaves using the smooshing technique. SEE TECHNIQUE INSTRUCTIONS HERE.
  • Punch or die-cut leaves. TIP: Use any leave die or punch. There are several in the Annual 2020-2021 catalog that will work. They are found on pages 173-183.
  • Die-cut large leafy branch from vellum using the Forever Flourishing dies.
  • Use Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to color backside of plain vellum if you do not have the retired Perennial Essence Old Olive Vellum.

ASSEMBLY

  • Layer DSP on Terracotta Tile panel.
  • Wrap stacked panel with linen thread and tie a bow. TIP: I used retired Old Olive Linen Thread. You can create your own by coloring it with the Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blend.
  • Add leaves to the back of the daisy stack.
  • Adhere daisy stack to the card panel.
  • Layer as shown.
  • Add a couple white embossed vellum butterflies near daisy. TIP: Attach butterflies with a rolled-up glue dot.
  • Add DSP to envelope flap and customize a message insert if desired.

I can’t help smile when I see daisies. Add some butterflies and ya’ll should be swooning. This is a perfect summer Birthday card, Get Well card, Thinking of You card, or Just a Note card.



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