a bunch of daffs

Hello crafty friends – time for another Easter card today with hardly any stamping on it. I thought I’d have a play with Stampin’ Up!’s ‘daffodil’ dies – other than an online class with the brilliant Joanne James I haven’t used them other than to cut out the stamped images in the set. Time to change that! I’ve used the colours from this week’s challenge at The Paper Players, together with As You See It‘s theme of ‘spring flowers’ and the bottom row of die cuts/spring/floral from Tic Tac Toe‘s grid.

I started by cutting several daffodil heads, buds, leaves and stems in white card, and then blended Distress Oxides onto them. I used ‘mustard seed’ for the daffodil petals, ‘dried marigold’ for the trumpets and the buds, and ‘bundled sage’ for the leves and stems. Once the ink was dry I glued the various parts together.

I embossed a piece of white card using the ‘bricks & mortar’ folder and mounted it onto a layer of card that I’d bended ‘bundled sage’ around the edge. The whole piece went onto the front of a 5×7 card blank.

I then arranged the daffodils into a bunch and glued each piece onto the card front (I didn’t use all the pieces I’d cut in the end). Once the glue was dry I trimmed the stems off level with the edge of the topper.

I finished with the sentiment from the ‘daffodiul daydream’ set stamped in ‘bundled sage’ onto one of the ‘tasteful labels’ die cut and attached with foam pads. A bow to hold the bunch of daffs together was the final touch.

Now this wasn’t the quickest card to make, as die cutting all the parts for the daffodils took a little time, but I think it was worth it!

11 thoughts on “a bunch of daffs

  1. Oh! This is wonderful! I love the dimension you’ve achieved on those daffodils through layering and colour! The embossed brick wall is the perfect choice for them. The tiny mat of soft green brings it all together – what lovely composition. Thanks for joining us again at As You See It Challenge.

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  2. Holy smokes, Deb, these are gorgeous! Such perfect colors for these stately stems, you’ve really taken them over the top! Just right for our Spring flowers theme, lol. Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

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  3. I’m a sucker for layering dies and these turned out so pretty, especially due to your careful ink blending! Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenges!

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  4. Hurrah for getting the daffodil dies out! The time taken in diecutting is so worth it Deborah – the soft ink blending makes them really standout and the embossed brick is the perfect backdrop. Thanks for playing along with us over at As You See It and for using my colour over at The Paper Players this week!

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