Thursday, April 10, 2008

Spring Daffodils

These are some of the daffodils in bloom around my home right now. I love daffodils -- they're some of the first flowers of spring, and they let us know that better days are ahead! They inspired me to make this card:

I used the daffodil image and a sentiment from Spring Blooms by Gina K. Designs. I stamped them in Basic Black ink and colored the daffodil with SU! markers. After coloring I used an Aquapainter to blend and soften the colors. The blue and striped papers are actually one piece of paper. They're part of a sheet from the Monograms collection by American Crafts. Each sheet has a solid side with a letter/monogram, and the other side has patterns, solids, or a combination of both. This piece is from the "V' sheet. Since today's Ways to Use It Challenge is to use eyelets, I pulled these eyelets from my stash. They're Large Oval Eyelets by SU!, retired a few years ago. I still have quite a few left, so I figured this would be a good time to use them! I added a little sponging, ribbon, and white dots to finish the card. It's a pretty simple design, but I wanted the focus to be on the daffodil!

Thanks so much for visiting today. Have a great night -- the weekend is just around the corner! :)

Stamps: Spring Blooms (Gina K. Designs) Ink: Basic Black, Regal Rose (SU!) Markers: Summer Sun, Yo Yo Yellow, Certainly Celery, Old Olive (SU!) Cardstock: Regal Rose, Summer Sun, Whisper White (SU!) Paper: Monograms (American Crafts) Other: Large Oval Eyelets, Regal Rose 7/8" grosgrain, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aquapainter, stamping sponge, Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, stamping sponge (SU!); White Gel Excel pen (Marvy); striped grosgrain ribbon (May Arts)


Carolyn King said...

so beautiful and cheerful!!! great card!

Dawn Easton said...

LOVE those colours! That DP looks fabulous! I'm off to a LSS later today to hunt down some new DP ;)

That flower is so pretty and YOUR flowers are gorgeous! I'm envious that you have them already, I doubt mine have even started to pop up yet :(

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh that is just so pretty and really SCREAMS Spring! Its a beautiful day here! YEAH!

Melissa said...


Many Blessings,

LeAnne said...

Another beautiful card---love these fresh pretty colors! Awesome! My daffodils are FINALLY blooming too!