I love the look of layered flowers and images and so when I saw this Altenew Craft-A-Flower:Daisy Layering Die Set I had to buy it and see if I liked working with die cuts as well as I do the layering stamps and stencils. Well, although the end result is beautiful I found that for me with my arthritic hands they would not work well with the small pieces. But I struggled and did finally get my card to sort of look okay. So my concensus is that I will not buy the die cut sets but will continue to buy the stamps and stencils. I must say my favorite is the stencils too. They were much easier to line up.
I started out with white card stock for all the die cut layers. I then used ink pads to color in the various colors. The white daisy I simply added a bit of light blue to the layers but not so heavy as to have them look blue but still maintain the white. The pink daisy was colored in with various shades of pink to create my layered look. And the leaves were with various shades of green ink added to the layers. The same with the centers of the daisies to which shades of brown were used. Those centers were where it was so hard for me to layer together as they were too small for my clumsy hands.
The sentiment is from one of my favorite Altenew sets called Beautiful Day. I am sending this one out to my niece who is now in remission from her Pancreatic cancer. I so hope she stays that way for a long, long time too. She has gotten well enough that she can resume her job. I am so glad as I know this has been an expensive ordeal for the family with her having to go to treatments.
Well, thanks for all the sweet comments which make my day. You are so good to me.
God bless, Verna