Thursday, July 16, 2009

Red Daisy

I love this daisy and had to make another card using it. This is a Penny Black stamp called Blush. It is a single, wood mounted stamp from Joan's Gardens.

This time I decided to make a red flower. I think it turned out so pretty in this color. I used my Real Red marker to color on the image then used Basic Black for the center. The leaves/stem were colored with Old Olive. After coloring directly on the image, I misted it with a fine spray of water and stamped on glossy card stock. I like to use glossy card stock when doing this technique because the color comes out very bright.

The frames were cut using Long Rectangle Nestabilities. The verse was cut using Petite Oval Nesties. The background card stock is Real Red. The embossed background was made using the Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers embossing folder.

This is a quick and simple card but love it.

In answer to some of your questions: I have had several people email me and ask what type of adhesive I like to use. I found that glue stick seems to fall apart and so started using Mono Adhesive tape. I found something I highly recommend. It is called the "Glue Glider". This is a tape gun that holds 40 feet of adhesive. It is small enough that it is very easy to use but holds a lot of tape. Also, it is super simple to put in a new cartridge when you need to. I have never had a problem with a card falling apart using this tape. The refills are so reasonable. I never use anything but my Glue Glider for all my cards. I purchased mine from Joan Fricker. You can get more information here Joan's Gardens


Stampin' Pam said...

Love it Selma - you are just RED HOT right now girl! Had company so been out of the loop - more to come soon I hope. Hugs!

sandyh said...

beautiful in its simplicity! love the stamp.
i agree with you that the glue glider is the best! i've been using it for about 6 months and found it to be so easy to use. the cartridge replacements are just a touch pricey...but worth it.

redwasher1 said...

Just gorgeous Selma!! These flower cards are really outstanding! I haven't tried your tip yet but will try it on my next post. MFT stands for My Favorite things. Geri

Dianna said...


I love all of the flower cards you have created from this stamp set. The flowers in this set remind me of the SU watercolor garden stamp sets. I really like the technique where you ink your stamp and then spritz with water. I love that look.

Again, a very beautiful card.



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