June Color Challenge with Sunny Sentiments and Daisies

Some days it just lifts the spirits to make a card with a cheerful outlook! Now, I can't say that I was down today, thankfully, but this card certainly put a smile on my face. It features several new and returning products in the new Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 annual catalog that launched in May:

149325 Daisy Lane stamp set, page 37

155034 Sunny Sentiments stamp set, page 38 (NEW)

151297 Label Me Fancy Punch, page 150

143713 Daisy Punch, page 150

149517 Medium Daisy Punch, page 150

155432 Checks & Dots embossing folder, page 154 (NEW)


I made this card for my team's June Color Challenge with Blushing Bride, Highland Heather, and Garden Green. Those aren't colors I would naturally put together, but I am pretty pleased with

the outcome. My card base is Basic White, and I used both white and black inks to complete the sentiment. It's amazing what you can do if you just use a little imagination - and some great Stampin' Up! products!


Techniques:

Ferns on the green background were stamped with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Embossing with clear powder simply darkens the original shade of the card stock. The white accent was dry embossed with the Checks & Dots embossing folder and cut to 5" high by 3.25" wide. I glued it onto the green card stock.


The daisies were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped off once to get a lighter image. I then punched the daisies out using the appropriate sized punch as listed above. I curled the petals slightly backward with my fingers, and then applied the larger daisies to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals behind the petals. The smaller layer on top was glued directly to the larger flowers beneath.


I stamped the "happy Hello" greeting using Whisper White ink on Garden Green cardstock and punched it out using the Label Me Fancy Punch. I also used Stampin' Dimensionals on the greeting to pop it up on the surface.


I used a Blushing Bride mat on the inside of the card, with a stamped sentiment in Memento Tuxedo black ink. The small daisy is part of the Daisy Lane stamp set. That's it! I must say, it sounds more complicated than it was! Don't be intimidated; a stamper with just a small amount of experience can make this card!


Stay tuned for more cards in the next few weeks. I'll be showcasing some of my favorite products that are headed for retirement on June 30. Don't miss them!


Until then, may God bless!

Karen



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