Today's card is actually a similar design to one I made back in February. I wanted to design a pretty, soft birthday card and the layout and stamp set just seemed to fit the bill.
I started with a white base layered with a piece of patterned paper from Crate Paper. I placed the brads before adhering the patterned paper to the base because I like to keep the inside of my cards "clean." These brads were actually white brads that I colored by rolling them in Spring Moss ink and setting the color with clear embossing powder. I love to use this technique for those times I just don't have quite the right color on hand. Then, I knotted a piece of stitched pink ribbon around the entire card before mounting the focal image with foam tape.
To crate the focal panel, I started by stamping the daisy in Frost white and Spring Moss inks onto Spring Moss cardstock. I wanted the flower's center to really pop so I stamped it in Sweet Blush ink onto white cardstock and sponged the edges for a little umph. I really love the way it makes the center look almost rounded. That was then mounted to the daisy with foam tape as well. I finished the stamping by adding a birthday sentiment from Faux Ribbon in Frost White ink.
The daisy image was adhered to a piece of Linen Vellum cardstock to frame it and make it a little more special. I love that the vellum has such a great texture and in this case it works better than regular cardstock because it's just a little softer. The scalloped edge was achieved by using a Martha Stewart punch. I generally gravitate toward more pronounced scallops, but I really like the wide, scooping scallop on this punch.
I hope you've enjoyed today's card. Please visit again soon!
Cardstock: Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink; Ultimate White - Strathmore
Patterned Paper: Blueberry Hill Collection - Crate Paper
Stamps: Floral Frenzy, Faux Ribbon, Beautiful Blooms - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Spring Moss, Sweet Blush - Papertrey Ink; Frost White - Colorbox
Ribbon: Pink Stitched - Michaels
Brads: White Mini Brads - American Crafts
Tools: Scalloped Edge Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts
Other: Clear Embossing Powder; Heat Gun; Foam Tape - Scotch