Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mother's Day Daffodils

Hello Friends! I've got another Mother's Day card share today. This time I used a digital image from Power Poppy, called Dancing with Daffodils.  I've used it before and you can see that card HERE.

I really like the quality of the Power Poppy digital stamps. If you haven't visited the Shop, make sure you pop over and take a look. Marcella does a fabulous job with her illustrations, so much detail and her drawings are just gorgeous! I'm a BIG fan, can you tell? I also appreciate that her digital images include a sentiment. As I mentioned in a previous post, Marcella is giving us an Instant Garden; a new floral digital set is being released on the 15th of every month, so if you want to grab some beautiful digis, head on over and sign up to receive her newsletters so you don't miss a thing.

Okay...onto the card. I wanted something completely different from the other card I created, so I did a little Goggle search and found an image of a white daffodil and from there, I drew inspiration.

 I selected my Copic markers and got busy coloring....

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I had already printed my image onto smooth white card stock and die cut it with an Oval Nestabilities die last month, during the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Coloring was quick and easy. To make the daffodils appear white, I used a cool gray Copic marker around the edges and in the shadow areas. The addition of the cool blue maker around the image really makes the whole thing pop. After coloring and matting the focal onto the scalloped oval, I went over the flowers with a Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush and gave the snails shell a coating of Glossy Accents.

To create the banner, I used the banner and sentiment from the Bloomsies stamp set from Mama Elephant. The set has coordinating dies, but I don't have them, so I just fussy cut the banner and adhered it to my card with dimensional adhesive. The last embellishments I added were the 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

And, I finished off the inside of the card...

I used the Stitched Rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp to die cut a panel. I matted that with the same cantaloupe card stock that I used on the outside. I stamped my sentiments and added a few fluttering butterflies, coated with clear WOS and that was all there was to it! I decided to take a photo of the inside of the card before I adhered it to the card base, because I really don't like bending my cards backwards, I don't like how the fold line looks afterwards. I have issues. :)

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

POP OF PASTEL at Power Poppy

ANYTHING GOES at Simon Says Stamp

And that is it for today! Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate the visit. Have a wonderful Wednesday.


digital stamp: Dancing with Daffodils(Power Poppy) 
stamps: Banner and Sentiment from Bloomsies(Mama Elephant)  "My life is so blessed" sentiment from Heartfelt Basics(Papertrey Ink)  "Happy Mother's Day" and butterflies from Mother's Day Bouquet(WPlus9)
card stock: Neenah 80# and 110# white(Simon Says Stamp)  Crisp Cantaloupe(Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: Watercolor Wonder(Stampin' Up!)
ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Old Olive, Summer Starfruit(Stampin' Up!)
dies: Stitched Rectangle(Simon Says Stamp)  Oval, Scalloped Oval Nestabilities(Spellbinders)
bling: 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)   Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush(Zig)
coloring medium: Copic markers
other: Glossy Accents(Ranger)


Patti Willey said...

My goodness this daffodil oh boy!! Such precious coloring Barb and your touches of shimmer from Wink of Stella make this little boquet look fresh from the garden! Pinning!

Jeanne said...

I never knew daffodils could have that lovely color in the center! What an inspiration! And you took it and ran with it. Your card is amazing, Barb. I adore your coloring. The background paper sets off the colored image wonderfully and that banner adds just the right touch. You seem to have a lot of glitter in your WOS and the shiny snail looks so happy. Excellent work, both inside and out. :)

Julia said...

Wow that is really beautiful! My favorite color is orange and its awesome to see someone use the color so beautifully. You are very talented!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Barbara, this is stunning! I love the apricot cup on your daffodils and the amazing coloring to pop the white petals! Beautiful DP and perfect layout! Absolutely gorgeous Mother's Day card! Hugs!

Jingle said...

This is very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!