I don’t know about you but I always reach for my Basic White cardstock to use as a card base. But I like saturated colors. So, I said to myself, let’s break out of the white zone. Then I layered up the Cheerful Daisies on a dark background for a stunning (if I don’t say so myself) card.

Do you recognize the background bits? They are the bits left over after we removed the outline of the Petal Patterns die. If you missed that card, check it out here.


One of the great things about using Adhesive Sheets is that everything is easy to attach to your project. I had these petals left over so I grabbed my Press’n Seal and rubbed it over the top of the pieces left on the Adhesive Sheet. I was not too worried if they did not all stick. TIP: Burnish the Press’n Seal all over the bits you want to pick up with the bone folder.

Before I added the petals to my card panel piece of 3-3/4″ x 5″ dark cardstock, I used my Blending Brush to add the same color ink to the edges and a bit into the center. HINT: Any dark cardstock would look wonderful.

Then I placed the Press’n Seal with the bits onto the cardstock, and burnished them down. And just to make sure that they were stuck, I ran the panel through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine with the Painted Textured 3D embossing folder and the Specialty Plate. TIP: The Cut & Emboss sandwich layers are printed on the base plate of the machine.

After embossing, I used my Paper Snips to clip off any petal that was hanging over the edge. TIP: Trim from the backside of the card panel.


I die-cut the layers of the Cheerful Daisy dies from Daffodil Delight cardstock and stamped the center layer with Crushed Curry ink. IDEA: You could use a Blending Brush or sponge to add Crushed Curry ink to the center layer instead of stamping.

Don’t forget to die-cut leaves and ferny foliage from the Granny Apple Green cardstock.

And die-cut the section that includes the flower centers from Lovely Lipstick (retired color) or any contrasting color cardstock. My goal was to just have a contrast.


Add Dimensionals behind the flowers and tuck in some leaves and ferny foliage die-cuts .

Detail of the layered yellow daisy on a dark purple background

Layer the card panel you just created onto a 4″ x 5-1/4″ cardstock of the same color. And then layer those onto a card base in the same color.

Create a card insert with an extra flower and a leaf. Emboss the envelope flap with the Painted Textures embossing folder. If you have a kit or Paper Pumpkin envelope that coordinates with your color palette, use it! IDEA: Maybe start with the envelope colors when selecting your palette and the dark cardstock that you will be using.

And WOW the Cheerful Daisies just pop on a dark background. What do you think?


If you do not have the Cheerful Daisies bundle – GET IT SOON


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You can find the Press’n Seal at your grocery store or online. One box will last you a LONG TIME.