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Crazy for Daisies Watercolored Backgrounds

Lynnea Hollendonner

Posted on April 08 2020

Hello! I'm in LOVE with the large image from the LDRS Creative Crazy for Daisies stamp set! It's absolutely stunning! I decided to let the image shine and just create some simple, but colorful backgrounds to make the image shine.
Aren't these backgrounds with the bright white heat embossed Crazy for Daisies image stunning?! I just love all the color!
And there's more! I took advantage of the unique coordinating Crazy for Daisies die set and pushed up areas of the heat embossed image. These cards are so simple to make, but they really pack a punch!
Let's jump right in to making these three cards! They look so fabulous, but they're really quite simple! All three took me only 30 minutes to put together! I started by making my watercolor backgrounds. I chose to use shimmer powders that react with water, but you could use anything you have! Traditional watercolors or even ink blending would make awesome backgrounds! I really just wanted to have a bunch of vibrant color because I knew I would be white heat embossing and I wanted the image to really pop!
Once all three of my backgrounds were dry I lined up the large image from the Crazy for Daisies stamp set in my stamp positioner so that I could stamp the image on all three backgrounds. I inked up the stamp with LDRS Creative Watermark Emboss Ink and heat embossed it with LDRS Creative White Embossing Powder. They looked stunning the way they were, but I wanted to take it a step further! I lined up the coordinating Crazy for Daisies die and cut it with my die cutting machine. What's super special about this die set is that it doesn't cut out the whole image. Instead it cuts out portions of the petals and leaves allowing them to pop up from background. It's a real WOW! factor!!
I finished these cards by white heat embossing an "I Miss You" sentiment from the Crazy for Daisies stamp set onto black cardstock and adding it to the center of the flower with foam tape. I added each of the backgrounds onto card bases with liquid adhesive being careful not to add adhesive to the areas that would be pushed up. And that's it! These are quick to make, but all the color makes you look twice!

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