Thursday, 22 March 2018

A host of golden daffodils

When making Easter cards featuring daffodils, there is little choice but to take my title from  William Wordsworth's poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud".

When I first saw this stamp set in our Spring/Summer Stampin' up! catalogue called "You're Inspiring" I knew I had to buy it.  Not so much for Easter cards, as I don't usually send them, but for the 2 lovely daffodil images.

https://www2.stampinup.com/ecweb/productdetails.aspx?productid=145808&dbwsdemoid=5001803
It was an obvious choice for coffee and card, as it is perfect for stamping and colouring in. I decided to layer it onto some Old Olive cardstock, which I had embossed using some of our embossing folders which fit in the Big Shot die cutting machine.

The 3 folders I chose were:
  • Layered Leaves
  • Basket Weave (free with a £90 order)
  • Quilt Top
Here are the results, details of how the cards were made are underneath. If you wish to order this stamp set and any folders, you can order here.
Basket Weave embossing folder on the left, and Layered Leaves on the right.

Decorated envelope with daffodils
Envelope decorated, and the Quilted Top embossing folder

Daffodil cards can be used for many occasions, not just Easter.

 How we made them

  1. Cut and score card bases in Daffodil Delight card to 99mm x 99mm (gives you 3 cards for A4 sheet)
  2. Cut a layer of Old Olive, 95mm x 95mm and run through your choice of embossing folder
  3. Cut an oval,circle or square die cut from Whisper White cardstock.  I used the stitched shapes framelits.  You get 12 dies for just £27, 4 each of circles, ovals and squares.
  4. Stamp the daffodil image of your choice on the white card
  5. Using Blends pens, colour the image in with yellows and oranges as required. (we used Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Pumpkin Pie)
  6. Stamp the sentiment of choice and punch out using the Classic Label Punch
  7. Layer the embossed card onto the base card
  8. Add the image and the sentiment using dimensionals.

I hope you like these cards we made. My lovely friend Lynda popped me some daffodils during the coffee and card morning - and these are the ones you can see in the photos above - Thanks Lynda.

Thanks for popping by today.

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