I purchased the Daffodil Dreams stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps when it was released back in January. I absolutely love daffodils because my grandmother always grew them (along with irises) and they make me think of her. I have no idea why it’s taken me this long to ink up the gorgeous layering stamp set!
I started this card by cutting a 4 x 5.25″ piece of patterned paper from the Celebrate Easter paper pad from Echo Park. I adhered it to an A2 top-folding card base I created using Daffodil Delight cardstock from Stampin’ Up!® using tape runner. I then used the Rectangle Peek-a-boo die from My Favorite Things to cut out an opening through both layers.
I cut a 4 x 5.25″ piece of Whisper White cardstock to use as a panel on the inside of my card. I lined it up where I wanted it to be then held it in place temporarily using a piece of washi tape. I closed down the card front and lightly traced around the inside of the opening onto the white inner layer with a pencil to mark the location.
Since I was using a layering stamp set, I decided to use my Mini MISTI from My Sweet Petunia for all the stamping. I started stamped the first layer of the daffodil using Tiara ink from Catherine Pooler Designs. Once I had the first image in place, I erased the pencil lines to ensure I didn’t stamp over them. I then stamped the second layer of the daffodil stamp once again using the Tiara ink. By using the same color of ink for both layers, it gave me very subtle shading and highlights at the edges of the petals which is the look I wanted.
I then added the third layer of the daffodil using Tiki Torch ink from Catherine which really accentuated the deepest shadows and gave the flower a nice three-dimensional appearance. Finally, I stamped the stems and leaves using Lime Rickey ink, also from Catherine Pooler. Once again, I used the same color of ink for both layers of the leaf images which gave me some deeper shadows while still keeping the look a bit more subtle.
To complete the inner panel, I once again used the Lime Rickey ink to stamp the birthday sentiment from the stamp set. I normally use black or gray for my sentiments, but I thought either of those would be too strong for the beautiful soft colors I had on this card. The Lime Rickey was perfect!
After stamping the sentiment, I adhered the inner panel to my card case using tape runner. For a little bit of bling, I added some Daffodil Delight enamel shapes to the front of the card that completed my design.
I’m entering this card in the following challenge:
Until next time …