(I've been trying to post this project for two days, but Blogger has had issues that are hopefully resolved now. I hope you find it was worth the wait. You can also find this article on Scrapjazz.)
Die-Cut Daisy Card
Daisies are one of the easiest flowers to die-cut and layer on a card or layout. You can keep it simple by using only one layer, or you can add as many layers as your heart desires. Here is a fun, quick card that you can make for spring birthdays, Easter, Mother’s Day, or whatever occasion is coming up in your life.
Here are the materials you will need for this project:
Sizzix Big Shot/Big Kick machine
Daisy Die (any medium-sized daisy die will work)
Circle Die (if your daisy die doesn’t cut a separate center)
Spellbinders Impressablities Flowers Template
White core cardstock
Birthday stamp (lots to choose from at www.scrapbook.com)
1. Create card base by cutting white cardstock to 8 ½” x 5 ½” and folding in half to 5 ½” x 4 ¼”.
2. Cut white core cardstock to 5 ¼” x 4”, and emboss in Big Shot with Spellbinders die.
3. Sand lightly to reveal white core.
4. Adhere to white card base.
5. Cut 2 daisies out of patterned paper, using daisy die in Big Shot machine.
(Optional Steps: If your die doesn’t cut a separate center, cut a flower center using a circle die. If it doesn’t cut a leaf, you can either cut one with a die or cut one by hand. Another option is to simply leave the leaf out.)
6. Layer the daisies and leaves, and attach them to the card in the upper left section. Gently curl the tips of the daisy petals around a pencil, and fold the leaf in half vertically, to add dimension.
7. Add another half circle or other shape to the lower right section of the card.
8. Attach ribbon just below the daisy.
9. Stamp a greeting on a scrap of patterned paper with black ink.
10. Adhere greeting just below ribbon.
If you want to add even more dimension to your card, you can use foam tape or dimensional dots to your layers. Don’t be afraid to add your own embellishments and personal touches to this project. Happy crafting!