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
Beautiful card Verna. The vibrant colours are so striking. xx
Despite the troubles your card turned out fantastic.The colors are lovely. So glad to hear that your niece is in remission. [Bunny]
I can see where the die cuts would be more difficult than stencils for you, but my goodness…you knocked this one out of the park, Verna! Your niece will love it! I’ll pray for her to remain in remission.
This is really great!! I love it.
Thank you for the inspiration
Lovely card! Excellent news on your niece too!
How colorful and happy this card is for your niece! I hope she keeps on getting stronger and stronger. I know she will love and appreciate your kind and beautiful card, Verna!
What a cheery card and glad you persevered to make it for your Niece Verna x.
Well worth the effort Verna, and I can understand what you are saying about the small pieces being too tiny for your hands!
What a lovely card, and will be so welcomed by your niece who is now in remission
This is a lovely card l adore your flower heads xx
Your layered daisies look great. You can't tell at all that you were having trouble lining up the pieces. And the fact that you used ink to color all of your pieces instead of using colored card stock is impressive! I am so glad to hear that your neice is in remission! I remember when you posted that she was diagnosed: I can only imagine the long and difficult battle to get to this point. Praying that this is behind her for good.
Love the pretty layered flowers against the beautiful blue background! Great card!!
Bless you, Verna, for such a wonderful card for your niece -- it is really pretty! And prayers for your niece, I agree that she would be in the free and clear for health for a LONG, LONG time.
Verna...what do you mean that your card sort of looks ok?? This card is beautiful and beautifully done. Love the colors you used for the flowers. And most importantly I'm happy for your niece. Many blessing for you and your family.
It's so hard to work with your hands when they hurt. You layered these beautiful flowers so well and the card looks stunning. That is great news about your niece and I'm sure she is glad to be back at work after all that.
What a beautiful make for your niece. Definitely worth the perseverance The colors are gorgeous. Will be praying for your niece.
That is beautiful, Verna, and certain to brighten up her day.
Beautiful card! It's great that your niece is in remission!
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