Upsy Daisy…

this has to be one of my favourite sets from the current Stampin’ Up Idea & Catalogue Book. I have seen this set used in just so many ways and it always looks fabulous! On this card for hubby’s mum, I have done battle with my Taken with Teal ink pad, and yes it was a battle trust me!

Ever since I bought it (from a friend hence no returns…) it’s always looked more like Night of Navy so this week I was taking no prisoners and on more then one piece of scrap paper I just squished and squeezed that ink pad until something resembling Taken with Teal revealed itself. I do love the colour but given it has only a few more months before retirement, I’m not losing any sleep over this dilemma with the ink pad. But I digress, here it is… (and yes, I promise in future when scanning this cards on white backgrounds, to put a dark background behind it for easier viewing!)

Before I digressed, I was going to say that I also used some of the Urban Garden DSP which is what influenced my use of Taken with Teal. What I also tried for the first time was pressing the stamp into the embossing powder once heated instead of embossing the image after stamping with Versamark. This stamp set – SU’s Dreams du Jour – has always appealed to me but has always remained on my wish list.

So imagine my delight whilst visiting a friend yesterday, as she went through her stamping supplies looking for a suitable set to use on a teenagers card, she pulled out this one. I have no shame… me please, me please! Needless to say I was a tad excited when I arrived home yesterday with this set under my arm but knew I had to work on my birdhouse and this card so put it aside. But things happen for a reason don’t they…

I’ve had this Upsy Daisy card sitting to the side all week, simply waiting to be assembled but something wasn’t quite right hence my hesitance in assembling. Where I now have the what looks like the Faux Metal “Dreams” embellishment, I had a metal Happy Birthday on a punched out tag. It looked fine but obviously deep down I knew it wasn’t quite right then as I commenced assembling this morning… voila… I knew exactly what had to be done and this was it! Hope you like it

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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