Daisy Lane Bundle Card Design – A Club and Free Card Kit Project!

Daisy Lane Bundle Card Design – A Club and Free Card Kit Project!

Hi stamping friends Melissa Kerman here
with Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse. Today I’ll be sharing one of my September/
October 2019 Club and free card kit projects. This
project features the Daisy Laine bundle which includes the Daisy Lane stamp set
and medium Daisy punch. I’ll also be using an image from the Artisan Textures
stamp set. My goal for this card was to make something with fall themed colors
but also something that could be used really at any time of year. To get
started I’m going to be dry embossing the card body of my card using the pinewood planks embossing folder and I am just dry embossing the front part of the
card and so I’m going to be sticking my the front of my card into the embossing
folder and I want to overlap that fold just a little bit. You will of course
have to fold your card before you do this step so you’ll know where you want
the embossing to go to. And I’ve overlapped maybe about an eighth of an
inch I figure I want to make sure I’m covering the whole front of the card and
if I do a little bit of the back that’s okay. It’s better than not having the
whole thing dry embossed on the front. Now when you do your dry embossing you
want to make sure that the fold of the embossing folder is going in first and I
learned this the hard way because one of my embossing folders actually broke at
the crease, at the fold, and that’s because you’re putting tension on the
embossing folder if you go through the other direction and sort of pushing it
and it can break the break the fold. There you can see that some of the dry
embossing got on the back and I’m just using my bone folder to burnish that
edge and also to smooth out the portion on the back that got dry embossed. So I’m
going to start with my crumb cake ink and just going to go ahead and sponge
the front of the card just a little bit and that will just bring out some of the
texture of the dry embossing so it shows some more. Now I’m only doing the top and
the bottom because those are the only parts that are going to be exposed after
I finish my focal piece on the front. Now you can do it as light or dark as you
want I kind of went a little darker on the card that I’m working on now versus
the one that I did before. So now I’m going to start working on the stamping
for my focal piece. It’s sized so that the focal piece
should be the exact same length as the layer in behind. Now the focal piece is
actually a piece of shimmery white cardstock which is not quite vanilla and
not quite white. It’s somewhere in between those two and it has a really
lovely little shimmer to it which you may be able to see on camera
I’m not sure but it’s beautiful paper and it can be used much like watercolor
paper to some extent. It’s just thicker and can handle more water than a regular
ultra smooth cardstock but not quite as thick as watercolor paper. So I’m gonna
start with stamping my little mini daisies and I’ve stamped one of the
images and now I’m doing a little bit of a turn and superimposing a second image
over the top, that’s with second inking. And then I’m doing that again in the
lower right hand corner. And the daisies will really be the anchor for the whole
design so that’s why I wanted to start with the daisies first. Now this third
Daisy image that I’m stamping is actually gonna get covered up but I like
to put it there anyway just because then you might see some of the stamping in
behind the punched piece and then you also help decide where to stamp the
other images around it more easily. So now I’m going to stamp some daisies on
some scrap pieces of the shimmer white cardstock and these are gonna then be
punched out. Now it’s important when you do the stamping for the Daisy that you
orient the the petals so that two of them are
straight up and down and that’s a relative to the edge of the card stock
and that’s because of the shape of the punch itself. It’s just easier to to
punch when it’s oriented in the same way as the punch itself. So now you can see
I’m stamping the Daisy so that it’s not exactly oriented the way I described it
with the two of the petals parallel to the edge or perpendicular to the edge of
the card stock and it makes it a lot harder to find where to punch the Daisy
out from. So now I’m doing it the way I originally described with those two
petals straight up and down. Next I’m going to take my bone folder and very
carefully curl the edges of the Daisy flower just to give it a little bit more
of a realistic look and to give it some dimension. Now it’s important when you do
this that you hold on to the delicate or thin part of the petal otherwise when
you use your bone folder you might actually rip that petal off or any of
those petals off. So you may notice I’m doing the fold or the curl for one of
the daisies so that the petal curves back and one so that the petal curves to
the front. Now I’m just going to attach the one daisy to the other with a glue
dot and just doing it a little quarter turn or whatever to get the petals
oriented so it fills out that Daisy. So now I’m going to go ahead and do the
rest of my stamping. I’m going to use mossy meadow ink for the fern. Now I love
this fern image it’s I think my favorite image in the whole set. So now you can
see I inked it up once and I stamped it four times orienting it a little bit
different each time and that way I get different depths of color. Now on
high-speed I’m doing the rest of the stamping of my ferns and
I am using first, second, third, and in some cases fourth and fifth ink for my
images. Last but not least I’m bringing in my crushed curry ink and I’m going to
be using that one image from the artisan texture set. And this is really just
going to be kind of filler I think of it as sort of pollen floating in the air. It
just adds a little bit of color and a little bit more texture and interest to
the focal piece and I’m just stamping it randomly here and there in those open
white spaces, first, second, and third inking. So now I’m ready to move on to my
assembly. So now I’m gonna do my tearing of the background piece that’s going to
go in behind the focal piece and as you can see I have a very large piece to
start with that gives me a lot of room to tear easily, because it’s easier to
grip the paper and control the shape of the tear. Now when I tear the piece on
the left toward me, I’m exposing the inside layers of the cardstock on the
right side. This is the torn edge that you want to see that will frame the
focal piece. Now I’ve put a tiny little bit of adhesive on the back side of my
focal piece so I can get it into the position that I will want it to be in
the end and gauge how much to pull off, or tear off, on the other side of the
Cajun craze piece of cardstock. As you can see here I’m controlling the shape
of the tear by holding the edge of the card stock with my fingertips and again
the Cajun craze cardstock is the same width as the other two layers. Now I’ve
got just a few more little steps on this. I’ve used a piece of the braided linen
trim and tied it around the bottom of the card body. I’m justifying my focal
piece up towards the top so I’ll have room for my linen trim on the bottom and
I’ve also added another little element that’s a approximately 1/8 inch wide
strip of the mossy meadow cardstock. I felt
like it just needed a little bit more color at the bottom and something of to
add some more interest besides the linen trim which is pretty
close to the same color as the cardstock behind it. So now I’m using my
multi-purpose liquid glue. I’m going to put the tiniest little line of glue
along the bottom and this is going to be how I’m going to attach my mossy meadow
cardstock. It’s very much much easier to put the glue on the card body than have
to put it on that tiny little strip and not get the glue all over your fingers.
So now all I have to do is place that strip right down onto the glue and get
it so that it’s straight and because the glue doesn’t stick immediately, I have a
little bit of latitude to reposition it and make sure it’s straight and parallel
to the bottom edge of the card body. Now next all I have to do is time I braided
linen trim around the bottom of the card body. Now when you’re tying a piece like
this on a card body or on any piece of card stock, I tend to tie it tighter so
that the paper maybe bows just the tiniest little bit, because when you
actually let go of the the tie or when you’re making the knot, the ribbon tends
to release a little bit and get looser. So by allowing it to bow at the
beginning it just ends up being flat in the end. So now my knot ended up being a
little bit more towards the center than I wanted so just bowing the card stock
rounding it so that I can move that ribbon more easily to where I want it to
be. Okay can’t forget that last little embellishment that I created with the
layered daisies. I’m just going to use a glue dot on the back side of my Daisy
and superimpose it right over the Daisy at the top. Now you could leave this card
as is, but I wanted to give it a little bit more bling. So next I’m going to be
adding some gold faceted gems to the center of each of these daisies. Now I’ve
used one large gem on the Daisy that’s punched and there on the front and then
I’m going to use two smaller faceted gems, gold faceted gems, in the center
of the other two daisies. And I used my handy take your pick tool to pick up
the faceted gems and place them where I wanted them. Finally I’m going to do a
little bit of stamping on the inside with that fern image that I love and now
I’m just putting adhesive on my inside piece and attaching it to the inside. I
hope you’ve enjoyed my project today using the Daisy Lane bundle and artisan
textures stamp set. As a reminder this is one of my club and free card kit
projects for September and October 2019. The kit for this project will come with
pieces that are pre-cut, dry embossed, and punched. Check out the link in the video
description below to learn how you can get free card kits. If you enjoyed this
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Thanks for joining me today and Happy Crafting!

2 thoughts on “Daisy Lane Bundle Card Design – A Club and Free Card Kit Project!

  1. LOVE the card design, Melissa! GREAT fall color combination, too! Easy card to CASE ~~YAY~~and so versatile! The plank embossing, woven thread n’ gems add so much along with the thin sliver of green! ALWAYS like “somethin’ on the inside” of the cards, too, and I, too, LOVE that fern image! TFS n’ HAPPY STAMPIN’ n’ CREATIN’!

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