Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Colour Combinations from Daffodil Delight

The card to the left uses Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red and Daffodil Delight to create the bolder look.  The stamp sets used in this card are Punched Posies (Level 2 Hostess set from the Summer Mini) and Perfect Punches stamp set from the new Idea Book and Catalogue.  Punches include the butterfly punch and large oval.

The card to the right has been toned down using So Saffron, instead of Daffodil Delight. It brings together Old Olive and Night of Navy for a pretty combination. The Upsy Daisy stamp set and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit die (Big Shot), add great images to the card with coordinating inks and cardstock.

More Colour Combinations

A Magic Card is an advanced card technique which creates a unique gift for your recipient. When the card is closed (see left), the stamped image (on acetate) is not coloured. When the inner card is pulled, the image is coloured.  

Instructions for this card can be found at: 

I've simplified the card a little, to avoid the extra cutting.  The finished card measures 4"  x 5-1/2".


  1. 8-1/2"  x 5-1/2" Bashful Blue cardstock, scored a 4" from left side and 1/2" from right side.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of cardstock to 3-3/4"  x 4-3/4" -- one in Wild Wasabi and one in Whisper White. For a better affect, use the same colour of cardstock (I made a second card, but it didn't show well in the picture.)
  3. Cut 1 piece of acetate to 3-3/4"  x 4-3/4".
  4. Punch out opening in your Bashful Blue cardstock with the Scalloped Circle punch.
  5. Punch a half circle out of the Bashful Blue front and back of card as well as the Wild Wasabi (one at a time) with the 1" circle punch.
  6. Using your Big Shot and the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, dry emboss the front of the card.  I reverse-embossed the front, so the design goes in instead of out. Either way works.
  7. If you reverse-embossed:  With your brayer and your Early Espresso ink, brayer over the front of the cardstock.  If you embossed the front of the card, use the Early Espresso pad direct-to-paper technique and lightly colour the embossed image.  Your cardfront will be the reverse of the one shown (Blue background with Espresso image).
  8. Using a single 3-3/4" strip of sticky tape, tape the Wild Wasabi 3-3/4" x 4-3/4" piece inside the card at the bottom only, evenly between the 2 scored lines. The rest of this piece remains loose.
  9. Stamp the image to be colours on the remaining piece of cardstock.
  10. Laying the acetate directly on top of the stamped cardstock and using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, stamp the same image on the acetate in the exact same location.  When held tightly together, the lines should be exactly the same.  I found that, if I taped the acetate to my table with regular scotch tape, it won't move on me while I'm setting up to stamp.  The clear stamps work well for this technique as you may be able to avoid using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to align the images.
  11. Colour the image that was stamped on cardstock.
  12. Punch out a 1" circle and fold it in half. Glue this using sticky strip on both sides of the folded 1/2 circles to the front of the acetate and the back of the stamped cardstock.
  13. Punch out a hole on the aligned cardstock and acetate for the ribbon and thread ribbon through punched holes. 
  14. Insert the acetate in front of the Wild Wasabi cardstock that has been mounted inside the card. Feed the coloured cardstock behind the same card insert.
  15. Using sticky strip, glue the 1/2" folded edge to the cardfront. The card doesn't open.
  16. Pull on ribbon to reveal the surprise!