I seem to be on a flower kick lately. Maybe because it’s been that season or maybe because there are just so many great floral stamp sets to play with! One of my current favorites is Daisy Delight because I love a stamp set with a coordinating punch and this one gives your flower just a little more depth.
Whisper White: 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
Night of Navy: 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″
Daffodil Delight card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
I’m a fan of clean & simple cards but you could jazz this up with a fancy gem in the center of the flower, some rhinestones or sequins scattered about or even some pretty ribbon.
This kind of card is quick and easy to make. Just stamp one daisy directly onto your card front and then stamp your greeting underneath it. Stamp a second daisy on another piece of Whisper White card stock and punch it out. Use adhesive just on the center of the flower to attach it over the flower you stamped on your card front. That will allow your petals to pop up just a little and give it more dimension. Easy peasy!
Tips for Clean & Simple Cards:
- Make sure your card stock is cut straight and that the edges are clean and not all fuzzy. (Here are some tips for good paper cutting.)
- Your card stock pieces should be layered as straight and even as possible. (Good lighting is key for this!)
- Do your best stamping. Make sure your images are crisp and evenly inked. And this is not when you want extra smudges or fingerprints on your card!
- Don’t over do it with the embellishments. What I like most about clean & simple cards is that they are usually flat and easy to mail.
Give this kind of card a try! Even if you don’t have the daisy stamp set & punch you can still grab something similar that you do have. Maybe even try switching the flower out for a different shape!
I like it as is. I’m a fan of CAS, too, and lots of doodads make me hyperventilate–ha! OK, a rhinestone or a small something is sometimes OK.
I too like keeping it simple, it makes the card look professional. Too much bling can detract the card itself. I sometimes put a little bling on the card just enough not to detract it from the meaning of the card itself otherwise less is more. I love the look of the card.