May 22, 2018

DAISY PUNCH TENT TOPPER CARD

I don't know what it is exactly about them, but I always think that tent topper cards have a special charm all their own:


Adding the Daisy Punch and coordinating paper from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (page 189 in the current Annual Catalog -- RETIRING MAY 31 -- ONLY A FEW DAYS AWAY!!) in the equation that makes up this card gives it a unique look.


The girls at my May Stamp-In Workshop made this card 
as one of their four projects:


The size of the base of a tent topper card needs to be modified to compensate for the portion that extends beyond the top fold of the card in order for it to fit inside a standard A2 envelope. The base of this card measures 4 1/4" square. With the addition of the daisy topper, the completed card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Perfect!


Seen in a lying down position, this card has some dimension, 
mostly in the ribbon, the flower itself, and the fact that I used 
Stampin' Dimensionals to add it to the card base.


The daisy portion of the card makes for an outstanding focal point:


A tent topper card, seen from the side, has a wonderful and inviting look. 
When the card is opened, the topper portion hinges neatly 
onto the backside of the card.


Would you be at all interested in learning how to make this particular tent topper card? Read on, 'cause I'm gonna share the tutorial with you!


SUPPLIES:
Beautiful Day stamp set (coming in the new catalog on June 1!)

Whisper White cardstock
Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (page 189 in the current catalog)
Night of Navy cardstock
Daffodil Delight cardstock

Night of Navy ink

Daisy Punch (page 206 in the current catalog)
Stampin' Dimensionals
Paper Snips
Retired flower punch (just to make the yellow center; so many punches would work for this)
Big Shot
Stitched Shapes Framelits
Navy/White 1/8" ribbon
Gold Faceted Gems (page 197 in the current catalog, but to be seen in the new catalog also!)
Sponge Dauber
Scotch Tape
Bone Folder

INSTRUCTIONS:
Fold a 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Adhere a 4" square piece of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper to the card front.

With the Daisy Punch, punch two daisies from Whisper White cardstock. Use a Sponge Dauber to sponge Night of Navy ink onto the center of each of the daisies so the color comes up about 1/4". Staggering the petals, glue the two daisy pieces together to form one flower. With a bone folder, gently curve each of the petals downward to give them a bit of dimension. From a yellow scrap, punch one of the small flowers and adhere to the center of the daisy, followed by one of the Gold Faceted Gems.

With the Stitched Shapes Framelits, cut a circle from Daffodil Delight cardstock and a larger circle from Night of Navy cardstock. Adhere just the center of the daisy to these circles, which had been stacked and adhered together.

Without cutting the Night of Navy ribbon -- leaving it on the spool -- make four loops.. Once you are satisfied with your loops, cut the ribbon free from the spool. Bend the loops so they are free to hang below the navy circle. With tape, fasten the ends on the backside of the circle. Put Stampin' Dimensionals on just the bottom half of this circle and attach it to the top fold of the card, leaving about half the circle above the fold.

Cut fishtails on both ends of a 1/2" x 4" strip of Whisper White cardstock. Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy. Adhere this strip to the lower portion of the card front.


Daisy
Smiles.

14 comments:

  1. Oh how I love the blue and the yellow together :) Thanks for sharing on To Grandma's House We Go!

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    1. Thanks so much! I love that combo also -- especially if the blue is dark like Night of Navy. Such a pop of class!

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  2. That is so cute! I love the blue and white and the bit of yellow really pops. Pinned.

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  3. Beautiful card and the flower is such a nice touch. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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  4. I love Daisies and this is so cheery! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Daisies are on my list of top favorite flowers too! There's just something about them . . .

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  5. I totally love that you can display this adorable card!!! Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen

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  6. Very pretty card. I like the daisy and the color combo you chose.

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  7. Ooo Linda, this is lovely. I have some giant daisies in my stash somewhere, I'll have to look them out and have a go at something "inspired by" Thanks :-)

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    1. Oh, Julie! You always write the best things! Thanks! And good luck with your "inspired by".

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