This week’s Global Design Project is a lovely color challenge using the fabulous Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, and Smoky Slate colors. I decided to create with the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog Cheerful Daisies dies and use water painters to watercolor Basic White cardstock daisy die cuts in the Flirty Flamingo ink & Coastal Cabana ink & Basic White cardstock leaves in Smoky Slate ink. The watercolor wash adds a softer texture look to the die cuts. I also punched a label with the Handmade Tag punch and used a sentiment from the Lasting Joy stamp set to build my daisy bouquet on the card front.
Start with a Thick Basic White cardstock card base. Cut a Smoky Slate cardstock panel and a Basic White cardstock panel. Glue the Basic White cardstock panel to the Smoky Slate cardstock panel and then glue the panels to the card front. Add some ink splatter by flicking the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend ink across the card front.
Die cut Basic White cardstock daisies with the large flower die and the overlay dies from the Cheerful Daisies dies. Cut the flowers and leaves apart with paper snips. Use the large water painter to add Coastal Cabana ink to the daisies petals. Then use a water painter to add Flirty Flamingo ink to the daisies centers. After cleaning off your large water painter, use it to add Smoky Slate ink to the die cut leaves. Die cut Smoky Slate cardstock sprigs with the Cheerful Daisies dies. Cut and add a small piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock to the back of the watercolored daisy bases (after they are completely dry). Add the dry watercolored overlays on the daisy bases with glue dots. Add Wink of Stella to the built daisy centers for sparkle.
Punch a Basic White cardstock label and a Smoky Slate cardstock label with the Handmade Tag punch. Stamp the sentiment from the Lasting Joy stamp set in Basic Gray ink on the bottom left of the Basic White cardstock label. Glue the stamped label to to the Smoky Slate cardstock label slightly offset so that the Smoky Slate cardstock label creates a shadow effect on the bottom left corner. Build the daisy bouquet with the flowers, sprigs, and leaves on the top right of the punched labels above the sentiment with Stampin’ Seal (to adhere the sprigs to the back of the daisies), glue dots, and Stampin’ Dimensionals. Use glue to add the built labels to the bottom left corner of the card front. Add Iridescent rhinestones around the daisy bouquet for extra sparkle.
Add a Basic White cardstock inside panel to write your message. I also added strips of Flirty Flamingo cardstock for a pop of color and flicked Smoky Slate ink with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend to the inside and back of the card to pull the theme through.
I hope you enjoyed my #GDP393 Watercolor Cheerful Daisies Hello card. You can order the Cheerful Daisies dies, the Lasting Joy stamp set, the Handmade Tag punch, and the water painters in my Online Store.
Thick Basic White cs card base – 11″ x 4 1/4″ scored at 5 1/2″.
Smoky Slate cs panel – 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.
Basic White cs panel – 5 1/4″ x 4″.
Basic White cs daisy & leaf pieces – die cut with the Cheerful Daisies dies.
Smoky Slate cs sprigs – die cut with the Cheerful Daisies dies.
Basic White cs label – punched with the Handmade Tag punch.
Smoky Slate cs label layer – punched with the Handmade Tag punch.
Basic White cs inside panel – 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.
Flirty Flamingo cs strips – two 1/2″ x 4″ strips.
cs = cardstock
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