Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Oopsie Daisy Greetings to Go Guest Artist

To start with, daisies are my favorite flower -- and I LOVE all flowers! In fact, way back in 1966, before it was even “done," I had fresh daisies on my wedding cake. So I was thrilled when I was asked to play with this kit! And what a stunning kit it is! I love line drawing-type stamps for coloring or other treatments.

Now, being honest, I was a bit disappointed when I saw Tricia and Kay's creations earlier this month -- 'cause they were just the kind of style cards I wanted to make. Well, that forced me to think about the various supplies I have on hand, and it turned out to be great fun to pull them out and play, play, play. 

I’ll also say that the artwork/artistry in the embellishment side order is flat out gorgeous and I couldn’t help defaulting to those pieces. So beautiful! The copper on black -- stunning. Wait until you see what bleach does to the black paper! (Looks like a wood cut to me.)

Set A: 5x7” Caramel Gate Fold Cards

Embossing folders add texture. (Folders used are from Picnic and Spellbinders "Quiltwork")
Spellbinders dies (Gerber daisy/Aster). Paper flowers painted with Twinks.
Iris folded mason jar.
Iris folding pattern from Paper Wishes.
Rectangles trimmed using craft knife, layered with fun foam and copper metallic paper from stash. Colored with Gelatos, Prima Metallic Chalk Edgers. Liquid pearls used for flower center.
Spellbinders die on card edge layered with rick rack ribbon. Twinks on petals. Self-adhesive pearls from stash.
I guess I would say Twinks are my all time favorites -- can’t beat the blendable water color looks with the lovely shimmer. I like it better than markers, and feel I have better control with a brush.

Set B: 4¼x5½” Grey Cards

Main panel created using dye inks on glossy paper over clear embossed stamped images. Chipboard flower was painted, stamped and edged with black pen.
Close-up of clear-embossed stamp image "resist" on glossy paper, colored with dye ink.
Colored in outline stamp with black Sharpie to create a "silhouette." Stencil and pearls from stash.
Embellishment cutaparts panel, "colored" using . . . get this . . . bleach!
Close up of bleach on black panel. So much detail!
Background painted with Sparkle Gel Crayons and water brush.
Trio of flowers stamped multiple times, layered using 3-dimensional adhesive.
Image stamped with watermark ink and traced using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue. Copper Foil rubbed over dried glue. Copper thread and Liquid Pearls from stash.

Set C: 3½x5” Green Mini Easel Cards

Flower stamped, cut out, and traced using stylus onto copper sheet.
Antiqued with Ebony Rub 'N Buff. Copper triangle brads from stash.
Twinks on flower petals and caterpillar.

Used B&B sentiment with 3/4" and 1-1/2" circle punches to create round embellishments. Cape Cod stencil.
Friends stencil background. Flower image stamped and embossed with white EP. Stripe stamp from
Short Sleeve Pants in CS White Pigment Ink.
Traced Oopsie Daisy masking stencil onto panel and added zentangles to each petal.
Background is colored with watercolor pencils. Hydrangeas "LOVE" stamp.
So once the box of these fifteen cards was on its way to Club Scrap, what did I do? I grabbed the rest of the embellishment kit images and made more! I have parts for another fifteen cards partly assembled. Once you get rolling, it's quite addictive!



Greetings to Go Guest Artists are given the current month's Club Scrap materials to work with:
  • Greetings to Go Pack
  • Embellishment Pack
  • Collection Unmounted Rubber Stamp sheet
  • Greeting Unmounted Rubber Stamp sheet
  • Art Nouveau Unmounted Rubber Stamp sheet
  • Extra 8.5 x 11" plain papers from the monthly kit
The artist may also choose to incorporate items from their own craft stash, as well as different inks and art mediums. We do our best to make note these additions in the card descriptions whenever possible.


  1. Beautiful cards, I've used bleach and chalk on cards before but didn't think about using on this kit. Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration, your cards are all so AWESOME!

    1. Thanks Ruby! One of the cool things about being a guest artist is the focus on using the beautiful artwork CS gives us. I'm not sure I would have thought about the bleach otherwise.

  2. Fantastic usual!
    So good to "see" you again Cyndy!

    Take care,

  3. Holy cow these are amazing!!! You really outdid yourself with these!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  4. Wow!! totally right Wendy!! Wow!!

  5. Cyndy, you are an amazing card artist!!! You know my favorite has to be the paper flowers!!! AWESOME! But, seriously, I could go on and on. These are just over the top outstanding!!!

  6. Wow! These cards are awesome. Beautiful job!

  7. These are AMAZING, Cyndy! I'm really looking forward to trying some of these ideas!

  8. Cyndy you've done it again -- a magnificent use of materials and artistic vision. I love your work.

  9. Wow,Cyndy!! So many beautiful cards and so much inspiration. All sobeautiful.

  10. Wow, these cards are stunning Cyndy. Thank you for sharing them

  11. Love the mason jar card - looks like a lot of work! And of course I love your beautiful dogs!

  12. Cyndy, these are the most beautiful, drop-dead gorgeous cards from you. Each one is so different and amazing! You are a true artist!!!

    1. And of course your dogs are gorgeous, too!

  13. WOW, beautiful cards! All of them are amazing, it's hard to choose a favorite. The bleach effect is lovely though - who'd have thought so much detail with bleach!


  14. Super wonderful cards, everyone is inspiring!

  15. Wow, wow, and WOW. Awesome cards. Love all the different treatments. (I have a thing for Twinks too... I think I may need to get them out and play!)

  16. Oh my Goodness!!! Your cards are simply stunning!
    Ditto to what Melissa Kershes said, above.
    THANK YOU for being the guest. Janice In Evansville

  17. This is flat out (imho) the best compilation of cards and techniques that I have ever seen!! Thank you SO much for your inspiration!

  18. Okay, so I think I have to reply to your wonderfully generous comments, everyone! I'm humbled by your generosity and reminded of why Club Scrap is the best around. It's, in addition to the highest quality of design and product, the fabulous people who inhabit both the organization and the membership. I can't thank you enough for the boost you have given me!

  19. As a relative newbie, I find your work awe-inspiring and something I'm unlikely to attain at my advanced age (early 60s). I'm still learning the basics and I find your techniques stimulating and educational in addition to stunning, awesome, gorgeous, and the work of someone seasoned in the use of various art techniques and card making. Perhaps one day my skills will equal a quarter of yours but I also need the vision and inspiration and that isn't something one learns from lessons and skill books. My greatest admiration for you, Cyndy. I look forward to seeing more of your work, although I never expect to come close to achieving anything like it. The inspiration that led to these variations on Oopsie Daisy materials is something one is born with. I'm taking skills classes but in no way have I inherited the inspiration that permeates every thing you do. As I said I look forward to enjoying more of your work whether I can achieve anything near that level. Again, my greatest admiration for the gift you have been given. You have a lifetime fan.

  20. PS. Many of these cards should be framed and offered for sale in the CS shop. I for one would buy at least one or two--just for their beauty and inspiration.

  21. Awesome! Thanks a bunch for the inspiration!

  22. Your creations are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Cyndy, I love your creations and have pinned many of them. I am taken with the way you went beyond the GTG kit contents to add other colors or elements to make such beautiful works of art. Thank you for sharing.

  24. This is the most amazing set of cards I've seen yet, Cyndy! I'm floored by the variety of techniques that you've used...thanks for taking the time to share your creativity--it's really inspiring!


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