Happy Sunday stampin' friends! Today I'm participating in the Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop, but I'll be back next Sunday with my Simple Sunday project!
This month, our challenge was to do a scrapbook page using pastels. I thought the Delightful Daisy designer series paper would make a pretty background for this sweet picture, and it also gave me the opportunity to highlight another great bundle from the current catalog: the Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating Daisy punch. These two fun products ARE carrying over to the new catalog in June, but NOT as a bundle. If you want to add them to your collection at the bundled 10% discount price, be sure to add them to your order before the end of May!
I love the background paper on this project with the floral swirls. I wanted to keep it in the circular shape but I didn't have anything big enough to cut that large of a circle. My solution was to grab a dinner plate, lay it on the back side of the DSP and trace it, then hand cut it. It worked! :)
I stamped the daisy image four times (I double up on them so they are fuller) onto Whisper White cardstock using So Saffron ink. After they were punched out, I slightly curled the petals with a bone folder to give them some texture and a little bit of lift. For each daisy, I use two punches, securing them together in the middle with a couple of mini glue dots. The leaves are two-step images: I stamped the outline in Pear Pizzazz, then stamped the filler image by inking it in Pear Pizzazz, stamping off onto scratch paper, then stamping inside the line image. I stamped six of them and hand-cut them.
To create the title for my page, I used images from the Brushwork Alphabet set in Pear Pizzazz ink on a strip of Whisper White cardstock. I love this alphabet...since it's photopolymer, it's so easy to line up each letter!
Once I had everything laid out, I pulled the picture off just long enough to splatter Wink of Stella over everything else. When that was dry, I put the photo back in place and attached everything to the Pool Party page base. As a finishing touch, I added a couple of clear faceted gems to the daisy centers.
Thank you for stopping by...I know you'll enjoy the rest of this hop! I'm always amazed at the beautiful projects done by talented demonstrators all over the world participating in this blog hop! To continue to the next blog, click the name directly under mine (or, I might be the last one....in which case you can start at the top with Danielle!). Happy hopping!
I'll be back with another fun stamping project for you on Tuesday!
Until next time...happy stampin'!