a host of daffodils

Welcome to my crafty blog and a spring card featuring a host of daffodils. I’ve had this paper from the retired Stampin’ Up! ‘daffodil afternoon’ set for some time and struggled to think how to use it. The solution is just to let the paper speak for itself, which I thought I could do with the current sketch from TGIF challenges. I’ve added in the ‘sparkle’ theme from Just Us Girls and realised that the paper has exactly the right colours for the new palette from Color Throwdown

I cut a piece of the paper to fit a 6×6 card blank and trimmed it into three pieces to reflect the sketch. I mounted it on a piece of SU’s ‘very vanilla’ card and then attached it to a card blank that I’d made from ‘evening evergreen’ cardstock.

I stamped one of the ‘charming sentiments’ in ‘evening evergreen’ and cut it out with the co-ordinating die. I added a couple more of the die cuts to build it up, then attached it to the front of the card. I stamped the butterfly from ‘daffodil daydream’ twice, coloured them with a ‘petal pink’ Write marker and die cut both. I then used my WOW embossing ink pen and ‘hologram clear sparkle’ powder to heat emboss them for a lovely sparkle and popped them both on the card front with foam pads.

That’s it – all done.

The paper made me think of the lovely poem ‘Daffodils’ by William Wordsworth. In case you’re not familiar with it, here’s the first verse, so you can see why:

I wander’d lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils,
Beside the lake, beneath the trees
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

10 thoughts on “a host of daffodils

  1. Deborah… I would never have guessed that you use DSP for you background. Beautiful paper. Good layout. Thanks so much for joining and sharing at Just Us Girls this week.

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  2. Such a nice spring card! Pretty sparkly butterflies! Clever use of patterned paper as well! Thanks for joining us this week Deborah, at Just Us Girls!

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