Daisy & Dahlia

This bunch of flowers is a single large stamp from the Colorado Craft Company and I’m over on the Foiled Fox blog today describing how it inspired me. It’s called ‘daisy & dahlia’ and it is from the ‘big and bold’ collection.

For this square card I chose autumn tones, because despite that sprinkle of snow we had last week it is definitely still autumn. I used Papertrey ink cubes which are very juicy and blend well with water after they’re stamped on watercolour paper.

I used one of the inks from the floral panel to stamp a bold birthday square with one of the stamps from Concord & 9th’s ‘all the birthdays’ set.

On my second card I used a similar colour scheme but threw in the contrast of purple paint. I embossed the stamp on a rectangular panel with platinum embossing powder then sprinkled four different colours of brusho powder strategically on the panel.

If you have used brusho powders at all you will know you can’t really be very strategic; it goes where ere it will! I still ended up with a red flower, an orange flower and a purple flower but my favourite bits are the ends of the petals that ended up multicoloured.

Once again I chose stamps from the C&9 ‘all the birthdays’ set to create a purple sentiment band trimmed in quartz shimmer cardstock.

An idea I have yet to try with this big beauty is to stamp it in one colour to highlight the detail of the design. Make sure you pop over to The Foiled Fox for more details and tips on these cards and techniques.


8 Comments on “Daisy & Dahlia”

  1. Leslie says:

    These are gorgeous and those flowers are very life-like!

  2. PaperMorePaper says:

    Out of superlatives, I can only say these cards are thoroughly exquisite in every way.
    (We would love a video of how you tame and transform Brushos! Pretty please???)

  3. PaperMorePaper says:

    Hmm, ask and ye shall receive? What a deal! Thanks, Heather. (Will have to study this closely tomorrow to avoid my usual mess.)

  4. Pat says:

    A fabulous stamp Heather and both cards are stunning. I love the watercolour look on both but using inks on the first and then the Brushos and both wonderful colour tones…that pop of purple is so striking on the second. Thank you for putting up your video with the Brusho colouring technique, very inspiring to watch. x

  5. Bonnie says:

    You have done an amazing job with the Brushos, Heather! They are so hard to get where you want them! You have wonderful, vibrant colors on the first card too! Gorgeous!

  6. Janet says:

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing your talent. It is nice to see some bright flowers this time of year. We had snow in Barrie a couple days ago which has melted since. A reminder of spring/summer is always welcome this time of year until the snow makes everything pretty again. I need this stamp! Thanks.

  7. […] cards featuring the Colorado Stamp Company’s ‘daisy & dahlia’ stamp. I made a couple of cards last year with this stamp using a very different colour […]

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