Yesterday we talked about the Rule of Thirds. I would like to show you how I made those cute daisy clusters. No more lengthy coloring sessions with this quick coloring technique for die-cuts and punches. Let’s begin

Here are the 4 cards that used the daisy clusters. (I entered the first card in the Global Design Project #GDP227.) 

MEASUREMENTS (Supplies and Links are at the end)

  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ plus scraps for foliage elements
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″ (card front)
  • Vellum
  • Highland Heather Cardstock
  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock
  • Soft Seafoam Cardstock
  • Shimmery White Cardstock

ASSEMBLY (use any die-cutting and embossing machine)

  1. Emboss the card front with the 3D Parisian Flourish embossing folder.
  2. Flick Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape ink lightly onto the embossed background. TIP: Use the brush end of the Stampin’ Marker and flick against the lid in the direction you want the splatter.
  3. Punch several large and medium daisies from Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape cardstock. You may want to stamp a couple of daisies before punching. 
  4. Using a dauber add color to the daisies from light to dark ink starting in the center. (I added a little Melon Mambo to the center of a couple.)
  5. Add Whisper White Craft ink to the tips of the daisy petals with a dauber. Finally, lightly press each of the daisies into the white ink for added dimension.
  6. Layer 2 large and 2 medium daisies and adhere with a couple of glue dots.
  7. Die-cut leaves from Soft Seafoam and Old Olive. Pounce with dauber and Pear Pizazz ink to add dimension. Then adhere the layers together.
  8. Die-cut berry branches and color berries with Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. Use light then add a little dark to accentuate the berry at the branch.
  9. Die-cut some vellum leaves.
  10. Create the daisy centers using Shimmery White and Daffodil Delight pigment sprinkles and die-cut. TIP: Spritz cardstock, sprinkle pigment, spritz cardstock again. Let dry and repeat if desired.
  11. Put a glue dot on each of the leaves and tuck into and behind the daisy then apply the daisy cluster to the embossed card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Snail.
  12. Assemble layers on the card base as it pleases you
  13. Grab a Whisper White envelope and add some decorative stamping or cut some coordinating DSP for the envelope flap.
  14. I did not add sentiments to my cards. If you add a sentiment remember the Rule of Thirds and place it along one of the horizontal or vertical lines.

I hope you enjoyed quickly coloring the die-cut and punches as much as I did. It is fun to make clusters of elements to add to cards and scrapbook pages. Think of the color combinations.

Please feel free to post your creations on Murray Stamps Facebook page.


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