The other day my darling husband needed a thank you card. I found one that would work. But in the process, I realized that many of my cards are more appropriate for female recipients. I love doing elaborate cards, but simple can be just as elegant. To prove this, I have two cards for you using the Daisy Lane stamp set. This set coordinates with the Daisy Punch and the Medium Daisy Punch.
The Simple Card
For this card, I started with a piece of Kraft card stock. I had some leftover from a Paper Pumpkin – it was in my stash. I stamped the fern leaf using Mossy Meadow ink. The fine detail in this stamp is gorgeous. I mounted that stamped piece on a slightly larger piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock.
Next, I added the Burlap ribbon to the lower third of the card. I mounted that to a card base of Very Vanilla using Dimensionals. Finally, I stamped the thank you sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla. The stamp came from the Abstract Impressions set. It’s die-cut it with a Stitched Rectangle die. I glued that onto the card with Tombow Liquid Multipurpose which helps hold the ribbon in place as well.
The Stepped-Up Card
This second card is almost identical to the first. I changed the orientation, but the base layers are all the same. The flowers were stamped in Terracotta Tile. Again, I love the fine detail in the Daisy Lane stamps. I stamped two images for each flower and punched them out with the coordinating punch. The larger flowers were stamped on Very Vanilla, the smaller on Terracotta Tile.
Next, I used Tombow to glue the centers of the flowers together making sure the petals were spaced the way I wanted them. To get the curl to the petals, use the edge of a bone folder and drag it underneath each petal. Since I had the Tombow out, I glued the flowers to the card, making a nice tight cluster.
Finally, the sentiment, also stamped in Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla came from the Daisy Delight stamp set. I chose this font because it’s more feminine and compliments the flowers. For a final touch, I added faceted gems to the middle of each flower.
The process of making these cards is almost identical. But by changing up the font of the sentiment and adding the flowers, I changed a simple, more masculine card into one more appropriate for a woman.