Happy Tuesday, crafty friends! Today, Blog Team Designer Julia Stainton is sharing a stunningly gorgeous stamped thank you card with us today. Check it out…

And now, let’s hear from Julia about her project…

Autumn is just a little over a week away, but I’m still clinging to sweet
summertime every chance I get. While the kids are back in school and
I’m enjoying more creative time, I just love those beautiful summer days
and we make the most of each weekend.

The new Simply Stamped
Daises
sets of stamps and dies immediately caught my eye as soon as I saw it. There’s nothing quite like a bouquet of flowers and being able
to craft your own bouquet is always a joy. I thought I’d cling to summer
a little longer with some bright oranges and pinks on this daisies set.
The flowers can also look very like fall mums if you simply use a
richer palette.

To start off my design, I created a stencil with
the Lattice Cutting Plate. By die cutting some scrap paper, the
wonderful cutting plate dies make wonderful stencils and unique
backgrounds. I layered the die-cut lattice over the white background and
then sponged on ink in shades of Worn Lipstick and Dried Marigold
Distress Inks.

These inks also make their way into the daisy
images. I’ve layered them with other Distress Inks as well such as
Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry. The beautiful
daisy stamps are a 3-step stamping process: First, stamp the bottom stamp
in a light ink; the next more-detailed stamp in a medium ink; and then
the final most detailed image in the darkest hue. You can mix and match
shades for a myriad of different choices.

Gold is a huge trend
and I love the richness it adds to a design. To add a little extra wow
factor to the design, I finished up by die cutting some of the daisy
leaves from gold foil cardstock and slipping them into the grouping.

I hope this card brightens your day and inspires you to get crafting!

Thanks so much, Julia, for sharing this beautiful card with us today! Be sure to check out Julia’s blog, Belle Papier to see more of her lovely projects. Have a joyful day!