Circle around Daisy Lane
Welcome back to another BS&J Stamp Off! This one was really fun for me, but, Susan, you may want to run and get some Calamine Lotion.
This week’s challenge was Going in Circles. My friend Christy made a super cute card using the Textures and Frames Stamp Set from Sale-a-bration, but I thought it would probably be cheating if I used that one. So here’s my card.
I was in a mood to crumple and tear today. First, I ran a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder. Then I used a Blending Brush to sponge on some Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive Classic Ink and then spritzed it a little with alcohol. (In case you’re wondering, the only reason I used that instead of water is because I had a Stampin’ Spritzer in the drawer of my stamp table and that’s what was in it.) Then I crumpled the card stock into a little ball and straightened it out again.
While it was drying, I ran a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Crumb Cake through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and sponged Soft Suede over the the edges. I decided my Very Vanilla piece was dry enough, so I sponged Soft Suede over it as well.
Since I knew the crumpling would be enough to give some clean and elegant stampers (cough, cough, Susan) hives, I decided to go for broke and ripped some of the edges of the Very Vanilla layer a little bit, then sponged a bit more.
Stampin’ Up! used to sell a really cool distressing tool. I still have mine, but couldn’t remember where I stashed it, so I just used the rough edge of a key to distress the edges of the two layers a bit more. When I was happy with all the distressing, tearing, and sponging, I glued the two layers together and moved on to the circles.
I wrapped some Linen Thread around the Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake layers, then added a circle that I die-cut from Gold Foil Sheets. Do you see it? It’s just peeking out from behind the flowers.
I stamped the small daisy from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set on Cajun Craze and Calypso Coral Cardstock nine times using Cajun Craze Classic Ink, then punched them with the Medium Daisy Punch and glued them together with Mini Glue Dots. The centers are Soft Suede, but I kind of cheated and used a retired 1/4″ circle punch. I thought the daisies looked like little circles, but the centers and gold circle definitely qualify for this challenge.
It needed a little greenery, so I stamped two images from the Forever Fern Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow Ink on Mossy Meadow Cardstock, then die-cut them with the Forever Flourishing Dies.
I wanted a little sparkle to help brighten the card a bit, so I added several Gilded Gems. The sentiment is also from the Forever Fern Stamp Set. I stamped it in Cajun Craze on Very Vanilla Cardstock, then punched it and the Mellow Moss oval with the Double Oval Punch.
This took a lot longer to explain than it did to make. It really didn’t take a long time at all.
Please take a few minutes to see how Jackie and Susan are going in circles. I’m thinking of all the options they have – Picture This Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Encircled in Beauty Bundle, Give it a Whirl dies,and so many more. I can’t wait to see what they chose!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!