Friday 7 March 2014

Birthday Daisies

Hello All.  I do love my flowers, and today's card is from a stamp set by Chocolate Baroque called Lily.  I actually used the small Daisy head which is part of the set.  I have sent it to someone in my family whose birthday is this week, so hope she likes it.

I am a bit boring with my card shapes but I really like square cards.  Behind the main image I used a piece of white card which I embossed using a Cuttlebug EF called D'Vine Swirls.  After embossing I inked this using Adirondack Sunshine Yellow, Memento London Fog and Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade.

For the focal point I used black card and a S/B Nestabilities Labels Thirty Two.  I also used a S/B D-Lites Fantastic Flourish One  and die cut one flourish (cut into three pieces) using a snippet of   white card.  Also using another snippet of white card I stamped the Daisy three times with Memento Tuxedo Black.  I coloured with a little water and a fine brush using the three inks I used on the background and then cut them out.  I wanted a sort of monochrome effect but with a hint of colour.  After mounting I stamped the sentiment with the Memento Tuxedo Black.

Thank you for stopping by today, and as our weather here has improved somewhat,  perhaps we will be able to enjoy some time outdoors this weekend.  I hope wherever you are you have a good weekend.

I am entering the following challenge:

CAS-ual Fridays - Shades of Grey


Jean said...

Pat this is a really lovely card. All of the elements work so well together, and the colour scheme is perfect for the daisy image. You did a great job with the colouring and cutting out as well.
Jean x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very pretty card Pat, the black & flourishes set off the daisies very well. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning! M xx

MaryH said...

Lovely & fresh with the yellow colors & these are gorgeous daisies against that black S/B shape. Nice to see the old D'vine flourishes used so beautifully too. Had to smile at your 'boring shape' statement. I tend to the same shape myself, cause it's easier for me to do. I plan to try folds, shapes, but then stick to the same shape all the time. Yours is always fresh though, so not to worry. The card is so lovely, who would care that it is a square? Your recipient will be thrilled to receive this I'm sure. TFS & Hugs

Jingle said...

This is very pretty! I love those flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

Ardyth said...

I love square cards - most of my cards are square, too! Love the classic feel of your image grounded on the dark panel. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

itsallrosi said...

So elegant!

Thanks for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

Sally H said...

Stunning card, Pat! Love the effect of the white daisies on the black background! Just Gorgeous!