I really like the Large Daisy Cut File, so that was my starting point. I could have just placed it on the front of a card or on a decorative mat and that would have been lovely, but that is so not me. Instead I created a peek-a-boo opening around the flower and I think it showcases the daisy quite nicely. There may be other ways to create the opening, but I'll show you how I did it and you can tell me if you know of a better alternative.
I knew I wanted a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" or A2 card, so I created my rectangle in Silhouette to start designing my card base. Then I inserted a 4 1/4" x 2" rectangle on the right side. So that looks like this (I filled it with color so you could see it better):
Next I brought in the Large Daisy and pulled it over the opening and, as you can see, I needed to reduce the size of the daisy. Here you see before the re-sizing:
Once I got the daisy to the size I wanted, I then traced it and then positioned it exactly where I wanted it over the opening:
And then I welded the two:
I didn't like the look of the stem dangling at the bottom so I added a slight curve and liked the look so I added it to the top as well:
Then I cut the daisy, itself, using Stampin' Up's Cucumber Crush on the stem, Watermelon Wonder for the flower, Delightful Dijon for the flower center. I cut the outline from Basic Black. The way PCW designed the flower, the petals are one solid piece which fits under the black outline so it's a wonderfully easy way to give the look of individual pieces without all the fitting. If you wanted to fit the pieces, though, to provide an inlaid look, you certainly could. I tried it as an experiment, but found it looks just as nice, nicer really, without piecing it. I did emboss the flower center with the Square Lattice embossing folder. Here's a close-up of the flower:
As a background to the flower, I used a digital paper called aged dots on cream. Using my photo editing program, I color-matched the dots to the flower. I imported that into my Silhouette and created an insert for the card...so it's folded and placed inside, attached on the back. I left the inside black as I plan on using this as a note card. This is what the insert looks like in my Silhouette design screen:
The double pennant is from the I Heart You Card I used previously and I liked that pennant so much, I wanted to use it again. I cut the lower pennant from the Delightful Dijon and embossed it with the same embossing folder. I printed the greeting using the AR Julian font and color matched it to the card stock. For the word "bloom", I colored the inside with Watermelon Wonder and the lines in Cucumber Crush for a nice contrast.
I'll be visiting again next month and I'm already looking forward to it. If there's something you'd like to see in a future post, please let me know in the comments section. And if you have the chance, please come and visit me at Katydid Cards to say hello!