Monday, February 1, 2010

Friendly Daisies and Custom Copic Designer Paper

Hi stampers! I loved the CAS challenge this week, to use this layout. I had an extra blue daisy from a card I made last week, so I thought it would be a perfect start for this card. All the images are from Purrr-fectly Delightful. I colored two more daisies, one pink and one lavender and cut them out.

After I colored and cut out the images, I went searching for some complimentary DP for the horizontal element in the design, but couldn't come up with anything that worked. So I resorted to making my own. I cut a strip of Pure Luxury White cardstock and then used Copics to color. I used a light, medium and dark in pink, blue and lavender. I made a quick swipe with a light, then medium, then dark, back to meduim, then light. Then I would switch to the next color and so on. As you can see from the photo, I didn't worry too much about making perfect lines and didn't do any blending. That whole process only took about 3 or 4 minutes.

Next, I used the fine tips of some complimentary Memento Markers, and an opaque white gel pen. I used a straight edge and added the lines to give a little more color variation.

All in all I was pretty happy with the results, especially after I put it on the card. I've got to remember to try this next time I'm struggling with DP. I am so DP challenged, but this I can handle.

I adhered the three daisies, then the custom DP. Next, I added the sentiment and butterflies (stamped with Memento Lulu Lavender) and scored two lines. Then I tied a bow using ribbon from GKD Autumn Ribbon Assortment.

Thanks for the visit. Have a great day!

25 comments:

Alienka said...

Beautiful card! And cool idea :) I like them :))

Deanna said...

Beautiful! I love the idea for custom made paper. I wouldn't have thought of that- how creative!

Patti said...

This is gorgeous Theresa!Love the colors!

Carol said...

Love it! Simple but elegant! Its the way to go. Lovely Spring colors.

Michellena317 said...

What a great idea! Love these colors together. I definitately have to try this myself.
Hugs,
Michelle

Debbie said...

What a cheerful card to chase away thew winter time blues! Love the colors and the custom colored strip. I've done that with markers when i am unable to find anything to go with my design.

Deb Neerman said...

This is adorable, Theresa! And a l'il bit different for you ... very cheerful and bright! Perfect for a gray winter's day ... or a sunny winter's day!

Joan said...

Wow, gorgeous card for the CAS challenge! I love that paper and your flowers match perfectly.

naneruth said...

What a beautiful card and very interesting how you did the striped paper. It turned out lovely.

Meechie7 said...

I love it, so full of colors and simplistic design.

Donna said...

what a FUN idea! I LOVE how your card turned out - you are too clever, woman!

Sandy Knecht said...

Your card is stunning!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awesome idea- you are so talented! I just love your work!!!

Casmiles said...

Theresa - that is BEAUTIFUL. I never would have thought of making my own paper like that. I truly thought it was "someone else's", i.e. company paper. Absolutely wonderful!!!

Gloria Westerman said...

Fantastic.......what a great idea....thank you for sharing this

dining tables said...

Nice colors! As a whole, it is simple but the hues made it classic.

Steph said...

What a fab idea! I really love the effect!

Betty Benton said...

Your colors are wonderful! Love that beautiful paper you designed!

Michelle said...

VERY pretty. I love the colors you chose.

Lori said...

Beautiful colors! I like this CAS type card.

Lagene said...

Fantastic!!! Thanks so much for the step by step on making the co-ordinating strip!!!

Deebi27 said...

What a great idea, I can see some plaid DP in the making too!!! This maybe a more simpler card, but it sure packs a decorative punch!

Elaine said...

Very cute and fun idea!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I loved your technique- so applied the idea to a background on my card- here it is:
http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/2010/02/bloggers-challenge-its-color-challenge.html
Thanks for the inspiration and a great idea!
Shelly Schmidt

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

So Bright and Cheery....love it....you are definitely on top of your game....Cheers! Brenda