These are the cards I made during this week’s Facebook Live video. You can watch it on replay on Facebook or YouTube. I go live on my Nancy’s Nifty Notes Facebook Page every Wednesday at 10:00 AET. You can check to see what time that is where you are at this website.
The Daisy Garden stamp is a large “background” style stamp. I find that it works best to use these on a Stamparatus stamp position-er because sometimes I need to stamp multiple times to get the best image. This is especially true when I’m stamping onto heavily textured paper, like our Fluid 100 Watercolor paper (right card, above).
This is the first card I coloured. I used my Stampin’ Blends Markers, which are alcohol ink. The background is Pool Party Light, the daisy centres are So Saffron Dark, and the leaves and stems are Old Olive Light and Dark. I forgot to mention on the video that after colouring everything I went back and outlined each flower with the Pool Party Light to give a bit more shadow and emphasis to them.
I like how the white of the daisies pops out from the rest of the colours. I’m also pleased with the addition of the sentiment from Biggest Wish (cut with a die from Tasteful Labels) and retired Ornate Garden ribbon, along with the Rhinestones Basic Jewels.
This one I also coloured with Stampin’ Blends: Mango Melody Light (retired), Pumpkin Pie Dark, Soft Succulent Light & Dark, and Balmy Blue Light. I’m still thinking about whether to add a sentiment to this one or not. You can chime in with a comment if you like!
I did add a stand-alone daisy to the inside of this card, using an image from Daisy Lane that coordinates nicely. Next time I’d probably just colour the flower and leave off the background blue.
And this is the one I watercoloured during the video. I used Bumblebee, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent and Balmy Blue. I went back over the veins of the leaves with my Soft Succulent Stampin’ Write Marker (the water-based one). My application of Balmy Blue to the background is sloppy, causing green-tipped petals. Again, thinking whether to add to this or leave it as-is.
Here’s a side-by-side view of the Stampin’ Blends and watercolored cards. Do you have a favourite?
As Gladys pointed out in a comment on my video, there are a few nice sample cards using this stamp on p. 106 of the catalogue. You can get your own through my online store by clicking on the image below.