Hello crafty friends and welcome to my 500th post! This little blog is nearly two years old and I can’t quite believe that I’m still going with what was going to be a hobby for my retirement posting once or twice a week, and now here I am sharing a card nearly every day! I’m really grateful for all the feedback you lovely folk give me on my little creations, so this one’s for you all.
I’ve used Stampin’ Up!’s ‘daffodil daydream’ set again and taken inspiration from Global Design Project, where we’ve been asked to CASE (copy and selectively edit) the card by Janneke. I’ve also picked up the theme from Time Out – that’s such a great quote and I’m blessed to have several friends who do exactly that!
So, onto the design, and the background uses a technique that I saw described in Cecile Ribon’s blog. I started with Stampin’ Up! Write Markers in ‘evening evergreen’ and ‘soft succulent’ and coloured a patch of each onto a perspex stamp block. I spritzed them with water and then stamped the ink onto a piece of white card that I’d trimmed to fit a 5×7 card blank. It gives a lovely effect, and I added the splatters around the central background using the stamp in the ‘daffodil daydream’ set and ‘soft succulent’ ink. I mounted it at an angle onto a slightly larger piece of ‘evening evergreen’ card and popped the whole piece onto the card blank.
I then stamped the bunch of daffodils and coloured them using Spectrum Noir pencils, blending yellow & orange for the petals and two shades of green on the leaves, before die cutting.
I attached the daffodils onto the card front using foam pads, then added the sentiment from Julie Hickey’s ‘positive wishes’ which I’d also stamped in ‘evening evergreen’.
I really like this background effect – you may well be seeing it again! Meanwhile, thank you for coming on this crafty journey with me – let’s see where the next 500 posts take us!