I know… strange title for a blog post, but that’s what’s happening… Upsy Daisy is retiring from the Stampin’ Up! catalogue. I’ve probably mentioned it before, but this is one stamp set that I’ve always recommended to people when they’ve wanted something ‘versatile & economical’ but weren’t sure what to get. The reason I always recommend Upsy Daisy is because the daisy image lends itself to so many different techniques so it’s a lot of fun to use.
Anyway, on with the card!
The technique I’ve used here is called ‘Shadow Stamping’. I’ve stamped the daisies in Crumb Cake (aka Kraft) and then stamped them again over the top but slightly to the right, and a little higher, with Not Quite Navy ink. To do this I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig (stamp positioner) which makes it super easy because you can see exactly where you’re stamping.
The other technique I’ve used is on the ribbon… I cut off the edges of the ribbon then pulled the fibers to create a fringed edge. I then tied the bottom of the ribbon with some Hemp Twine.
By the way, the ‘Thank You’ greeting is from a stamp in the same set but the full stamp says “Thank You for your friendship”. I just inked up the “Thank You” part on it’s own for this card. You can do this by either using a marker to just ink up part of the stamp – or you can put some masking tape over the part you don’t want ink on, ink the whole stamp, remove the masking tape and stamp onto your card.
By the way, before I go… scroll to the bottom of this post to see which Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products have already sold out.
If you have any questions about the card or products I’ve used, or if you wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email me.
And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:
Upsy Daisy (retiring 31st August 2012)
Cardstock & Paper:
Whisper White cardstock
Crumb Cake Textured cardstock
Not Quite Navy cardstock
Mocha Morning designer series paper (retiring 31st August 2012)
Not Quite Navy inkpad
Not Quite Navy marker (optional)
Crumb Cake (aka Kraft) inkpad
Modern Label Punch
Not Quite Navy Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retiring 31st August 2012)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam dots)
Update: Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products Already Sold Out
Peach Parfait ink refill
Concord Crush ink refill
More Mustard Marker
3/16″ Gold Brads
Pear Pizzazz ink refill