I was checking out the latest challenge (#70) on the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog, and they are using doilies this week. They are also doing a Guest DT call, so I thought I'd put my name in the hat. Who knows? Maybe they will pick me for a fun guest spot??? :-)
While that was drying, I set about creating the rest of my card. I die cut the Ankara Lace Doily with white cardstock and stamped the sentiment from Stampavie's Celebrate stamp set with some gray ink directly in the center of the doily. I thought black ink would be too harsh - I was going for a softer, spring-like feel for my card.
I stamped the pale pink background layer with the fabulous Gingham - Cover-a-Card stamp (Impression Obsession) and then adhered the white doily to this gingham layer. This was then layered with a white layer and then adhered to a darker pink card base.
I had the most fun cutting out all the flowers and then mixing and matching to get a combo that I liked. You should have seen my pile of daisies! So much fun!! I die cut a bunch of orange, pale pink, and darker pink daisies from two different daisy dies. The larger daisies are from the Daisy Strip die (Cheery Lynn Designs) and the smaller daisies from the Darling Daisies die (Cheery Lynn Designs). I layered the daisies together and then used some white brads to hold them in place.
The leaves are die cut from the Rose Leaf Strip (Cheery Lynn Designs) from white cardstock. I colored them with the same Lucky Apple Twinkling H2O paint (Think Pink collection) that I used on the hummingbird. I love this wonderful shimmery paint - it looks awesome on the hummingbird and the leaves! You can see the great shimmer in the close-up picture below.
I glued down the leaves and the flowers making sure I didn't cover up the sentiment, and then I glued the hummingbird above the flowers and sentiment. I love how these flowers look against the doily and the gingham background!
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I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs #70 - Doilies (and GDT)
Artistic Inspirations #31 - Things with Wings
Craft your Passion #152 - That's Odd (3 brads, 3 flowers, 5 leaves, 1 hummingbird)
The Crazy Challenge #140 - Thank you card
Victorine Originals #54 - Anything Goes