Like a writer with writer's block, I think all of us at one time or another suffer from stamper's block. That's what happened to me a couple nights ago when I sat down at my stamping table to work on some designs for my co-worker. I played for a while and just wasn't happy with what I was coming up with, so I went to one of my favorite websites, Splitcoaststampers, for inspiration. There I found so many pretty daisy cards to inspire me, and I have two talented stampers that I'd like to thank because I cased their cards!
This first daisy card I made was inspired by this card made by Mary Fish (aka Petal Pusher on Splitcoaststampers). I loved her creativity to use an oval punch to create the flower vase. In my case, I used an oval Nestability die. The vase design is the Aida Cloth background stamp because I wanted a black and white vase with this pattern. I also love to use designer papers, and I think it was Mary's use of the cool Rockabilly dp that really caught my eye.
I used my Summer Sun marker to color the center of the daisies, added some 3-D Puffy Glue, which was heat set and colored with a Summer Sun marker, and then sponged Barely Banana from the center outward for a little highlighting. I fussy cut each daisy and popped them up with dimensionals.
The welcome sentiment is from Stampin Up's Short and Sweet set. I used a black marker to highlight the welcome only as this particular stamp reads Welcome Baby.
Stamps: Gerber daisies by Stampabilities; Short and Sweet (sentiment); Aida Cloth; In Full Bloom
Cardstock: White, Black, Summer Sun, Garden Green
Ink: Versafine Black, Barely Banana, Summer Sun, Garden Green, Barely Banana
Accessories: oval Nestability, photo corner punch, oval punches, lace border punch, 3-D Puffy Glue, Summer Sunand Basic Black markers
For my second card, I used what will always be one of my favorite Stampin' Up flower stamps, In Full Bloom, because I like how playful these daisies look when you cut them out and arrange them in such a fashion. For this layout, I was inspired by Patty (aka LaLatty) with her clean and simple, yet oh-so-very-pretty, card.
Again, I colored the centers with my Summer Sun marker and I added some 3-D Puffy Glue, which was heat set and colored, for some texture. "Welcome" was made with my A-Z and 1,2,3stamp set by There She goes.
Stamps: In Full Bloom, A-1 and 1,2,3 (There She Goes)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Garden Green
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: paper piercer, 3-D Puffy Glue, zig zag punch
Although Mary and Patty probably do not even know me, I'd like to thank them for saving me from a bad case of stamper's block!
Oh, by the way, my co-worker said she loves both cards and had a hard time choosing between the two, but she did settle on card #2 for her cabin!