Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Stampin' Up! Upsy Daisy and I create Congratulations Cards

Yesterday, after coming home from work, I crashed hard from the caffeine high, and then got NOTHING done... so, today after work, I had to get back into the craft room, the ideas were rolling around my head, and I had to do something about a few of them... I wanted to use my neglected Upsy Daisy set, which was one of the first sets I bought when I joined Stampin' Up! I wanted to show just how versatile this set was without too much work, just a change of colours really!
This one I wanted to create a shadow effect on the flowers, although I don't think it worked particularly well, ah well, next time... I have used Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede, Crumbcake and of course Whisper White. The Congrats I have used on both cards is from Basic Phrases, another super underused stamp set. I have paired all of this with some retired Stampin' Up! Buttons and some neutral twine (which is actually crochet thread in Vanilla)  I am entering this one into the Hand Stamped Sentiments Colour Challenge, and the Simply Less is More weekly challenge.  
This second card I like a lot more... I guess I'm just not a pastels kinda girl.... This uses all the same stamps, but instead of shadowing, I have stamped the flowers in VersaMark and embossed them in white. The colours used are Basic Black, Whisper White and Crumbcake, once again, the sentiment is from Basic Phrases. I am entering this one into the Simply Less is More challenge as well, as a Congratulations card. 
If you want to see more projects using the Upsy Daisy stamp set, click on the link below to see all projects using this super versatile stamp set :-)

23 comments:

Stamping Minnie said...

Jess, love this effect. At first glance, it's looks like your brayered it; then I saw you used cardstock. Cool! Your card is quick and easy to create yet it has a "first impressions" appeal. Thank you so much for participating in our challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Shannon said...

Jessica-wow! I love how you stamped on top of the paper strips. Such a great idea. Very pretty card and you're #1-you go girl. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

stampinbygenny said...

Great idea to use the three panels and I think the shadowing worked very well! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Stamps and Paper said...

I really like this stamp set and love the card with the 3 colours together.

Anne

Suze Bain said...

I much prefer the second one Jess, the white on crumbcake is fab. x

Jan said...

Gorgeous cards xx Jan

Dolly Daydreams said...

Both are gorgeous but like the first one best, love your idea of the panels of colour very clever indeed.

Marie

Jenny said...

I agree with you, I prefer your second card but the first is a lovely design. I love the white on the coffee colour card and great edge to edge design :)
Jenny x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful cards, especially like the first one love the three different colours very clever idea, it reminds me of ice cream for some reason, lovely.

Marie

Liz, said...

Hiya, two really pretty cards,

Liz x

Lynne said...

They are both lovely cards. I prefer the first one but only because it`s so colourful.
Lynne xxx

Babs said...

Beautiful cards but i agree with you the second one is fab and delicate...

Babs x

Aileen said...

Hi Jess,

Great cards. I really like your second one. The whisper white against the crumb cake looks really good. x

Mandi said...

Lovely cards Jess, that white on the kraft is FAB
I do like the pastel one too
Continued thanks
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Crafty Cat said...

BOth cards are beautiful. My favorite would be the first ones. The use of colours is great!

Jo said...

These are lovely cards Jess, love the stamp.

Chrissie said...

Both great cards Jess, but the second one is my favourite! The colour is just superb and I just love those images!
More great submissions!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Susan said...

I keep saying I'm going to buy that stamp, because every time I see it used, I want it! Beautiful cards...but I think I kind of prefer the second one too.

inkedx2 said...

Love how you used the colors as panels on your card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at hand Stamped Sentiments. Hope you will play with us again in future challenges.

Robbie

Annmaree (Emu) said...

totally love the upsy daisy, really love the coloured cardstocks across the top one!!!

and love the white embossing on the second.

Kathyk said...

FAB card

Kathyk

Ohneilly said...

Lovely card, like the colour combo.
Claire x

Sarah said...

Hi Jess, they are both such lovely cards. I think, tho, my personal favourite is the second one. It's just brilliant! Sarah