Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Daisies in a Bottle

     It's been a while since I used an image from A Day for Daisies (add a doily or twine) but when I saw this one while scrolling through my collection, I immediately printed it (which is a story in itself!) and turned it into a birthday card.  I know I've been doing a lot of those recently but my birthday card stash was down to nil, zero, nada so it's time to make several and get stocked up again.

I used the sketch from Sketch & Stash
but it's turned 1/4 turn.  See below for the explanation on that.

     OK, when I went to print the image, I knew I wanted to print directly to my card base because I am going to enter the first challenge at AAA Cards and their challenge theme calls for only 2 layers, plus glitter and "Happy."   Well, only 2 layers means CAS to me (despite the fact that I love to mat everything and have many layers on most of my cards.)  Anyway, back to the printing story -- I thought I had the printing all figured out so that the image would print on the card front with a left hand fold for an A2 card.  Unfortunately, when the card came out of the printer, I hadn't planned it properly or I forgot which way the printer would print onto the paper.  In any case, the only way I could make it work for the sketch was to turn the sketch 1/4 turn and have a top fold, tent card.  OK, so I just went with it.  Next time, I'll practice on plain copier paper before printing on my good CS. :-D

     I colored the flowers and vase with watercolor pencils, and then added Stickles to the vase and flower centers.  I die cut the frame and layered it onto the card front, encircling the image (making my second layer.)  I added twine in two colors, punching a small hole in the top fold so that I could wrap the twine.  That's it.  Totally CAS and other than the time messing around with how to print it, it took me less than 20 minutes to make.  Of course, I had to wait a good 45 minutes before taking the photo so the Stickles would dry.  :-D

Artistic Inspirations -- A/G or Mom
Crafting from the Heart -- A/G
Die Cut Divas -- At least 1 embellie (twine)
Digi Makeover -- A/G (with a digi)
Love to Create -- Flowers
My Craft Creations -- A/G
My Craft Spot -- Spring
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- Use 5 things total (CS/glitter/image/frame/twine)
Stampin' with the Dragon -- Flowers
Sweet Peas Stampers -- Birthday

     What a wonderful Wednesday this has been!  And that means only a day or two until the weekend.  Remember this Sunday is Mother's Day here in the States.  I hope you have your plans all made.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Connie, this would look good no matter which way it was printed. Very nice CAS style card.

  2. Sweet birthday card. Love how you framed the image.

  3. Lovely Connie! I have printer mishaps daily. Right now I'm getting white streaks in my black printed fields. What a cute digi you've got there on your card. Thank you so much for playing in our first AAA Cards CAS Challenge too. You're a Sweetie...I got a big smile out of your banner when I came to visit :)

  4. Hey kiddo....where's AAA Cards CAS Challenge in your list? lol

  5. Love how you glittered up your image and the simplicity of the card itself. Thanks for joining us at Paper Makeup Stamps.

  6. Simply beautiful Connie, love the frame and love blue and brown together.
    Linda xxx

  7. Just beautiful and a wonderful CAS card! Love the image and really like it as a top fold too. I have the same problems printing directly on a card base - so frustrating.

  8. I love that sparkly drink circled with the loveliest frame, Connie! Thank you for joining us in our first AAA Card Challenge!

  9. Hi NanaConnie :)
    This is a beautiful creation, a Day for Daisies stamp and just framing it makes this card strong and calm. Can't explain it! Matching colour strings/twine gives that little "chic" effect.

    P.S. Border punch is actually LR0212 ROSE BORDER from Marianne Creatables

  10. gorgeous card :) Thanks for playing along at sweet pea stampers . Sue x

  11. Another wonderful card. I envy how you can do these so often. Takes me forever just to get one done. This i just lovely...Hugs, joann

  12. Lovely and elegant design, Connie.

  13. hey Connie... its a lovely card & i love the die but unfortunately you haven't actually followed our sketch altho it is quite similar.... we know they don't have to be exact but so many people do try to follow them to the letter so am afraid your creation won't be entered into our draw.... pleez feel free to enter another creation as long as it resembles the sketch in question... am sure ya understand :)

    love n hugz Angie xXx
    (Sketch N Stash Admin)

  14. Beautiful CAS card, love the die cut and the delicate flowers in the bottle! Wonderfully done!

  15. Love your sparkly bottle and the dainty daisies. Thanks for joining in the first AAA Cards challenge.

  16. Mishap or not.... the card turned out GREAT! Wonderfully CAS, NC.
    hugs, Asha

  17. I really love your sparkly water. So creative!! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards Challenge.

  18. Beautiful card, love the cas so stylish, thank you for joining us at crafting from the heart, good luck
    Caroline gdt

  19. Sorry I'm late with my visit and comment. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'birthday' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  20. Such a lovely card! The flower image is so pretty and so is that frame that you used. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  21. Very pretty card but as Angie has already stated it won't be eligible for the prize draw
    Julie x Sketch and Stash DT member

  22. A great card thankyou for joining our challenge this week at Artistic Inspirations.
    Good luck
    Fiona dt. x

  23. Lovely design - thanks for joining us this week at crafting from the heart. good luck! hugs Angelie

  24. Such an elegant CAS card!Thanks for joining us at LTC with our Say it with Flowers challenge!
    Crafty Hugs's
    Jackie ~ LTC owner/admin

  25. Beautiful! LOVE the clean and simple design! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

  26. Such a sweet image. Love the CAS look.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  27. Very CAS - thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

  28. Lovely card! Thank you for entering the Stamping Dragon Designs challenge...Debbi (DT)


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