I love spring flowers, well really I love any flowers, but when I see Tulips and Daffodils I just feel happier. I love when they first appear since you know winter is coming to a close and warmer sunnier months are ahead. So, when I saw Simon Says Stamp’s Daffodil Stem die I knew I had to bring this beautiful die home.
I started by die cutting the Daffodil Stem out of Simon Says Stamp’s Sunshine cardstock and MFT’s Sour Apple cardstock. Next, I inked the edges of the bloom with Pinkfresh Studio’s Sweet Mustard and the leaves with Pinkfresh Studio’s Key Lime inks to give them dimension. After this was complete, I then snipped the bloom and leaves apart and so I could have a yellow bloom with green stem and leaves.
For the background, I wanted something that would add texture but not be distracting so I pulled out Sunny Studio’s Frilly Frames Polka-Dot die. I made sure to keep all the die cut pieces in place so the background would be more stable and then lightly ink blended behind where the flower would be adhered with Pinkfresh Studio’s Sky Blue ink to give a sense of sky. This is very subtle and a bit hard to see in photos.
Sentiment and Finishing Touches
For the sentiment, I used Lawn Fawn’s Thanks Line Border which I die cut out Simon Says Stamp’s Sea Glass cardstock. To pop the sentiment up I die cut it out a white craft foam and then adhered the cardstock sentiment on top. I love how the line also creates a senses of ground for the flower.
My last touch, was to go over the bloom with Nuvo’s Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer pen to give a beautiful golden shine. You can really see this when I used my spotlight on the photo above.
Thanks for stoping by and spending some time with me today!