Sunday, February 10, 2019

Stems of Daffodils

Hello.  I hope you've had a good weekend and had some time to craft.

I've been working on this little card for a few days here and there
between preparing for a class and spending time with Jack.

I had been eyeing this Technique Tuesday stamp set for quite a while and bought it
when they had a fantastic sale just before Christmas.  I was helping Santa do his shopping (wink).

It was calling to me and I just had to take some time out to ink it up.

Since it always made me think of daffodils, I inked the flowers with a 
yellow Distress marker and stamped, Moved the ink with a damp waterbrush and
re-stamped until I was happy with it.  Then I inked the stems using the same technique.

I stamped the flowers on a snippet of watercolor paper again and when dry,
cut them with the coordinating die.  I used a shaping tool to get some
curl to the petals.  You can see this technique here.

For the centers of the flowers, I swiped the marker on my palette, picked up
color with the waterbrush and painted it on some of that snippet.  When it was dry, I
used a little scalloped circle punch to punch out my circles. I ran the marker around 
the edges and shaped it into a cup.

I added the shaped flowers over the original stamped ones.

Since this stamp was new to me, I'm taking my card over to

and I'll add this to the gallery at

Unfortunately Technique Tuesday has retired this stamp and die, but I think
you may still be able to find it at some of the stamp stores.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Stems (Technique Tuesday), Cosmos (TT
Ink:   Distress Markers (Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint)
Paper:   Watercolor (TH), Daffodil Delight (SU)
Other:  Stems Die (TT), Foam Sheet, MISTI, Waterbrush, Shaping Tool (Sizzix)


JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the dimension in the pretty daffodils.

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, your daffodils are so pretty. I love them, so much depth of colour and texture :)

Maxine D said...

Oh Bonnie these are exquisite - love the dimension you have given the petals and centres.

Marcia HIll said...

What a beautiful and sun-shiny card Bonnie! I'm loving the dimension of your flowers...SO pretty! Love the light wash background too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

JosieD said...

What a great looking spring card -- makes me cheerful to look at it, particularly with this cold snap upon us. Love the way you used the die and a punch for the flowers over top the stamp...lots of dimension and interest!

Susan Joyce said...

Great die cut and water coloured flowers Bonnie, beautiful card.

Doris said...

WOW! Another Klass-y card--FAB-U-LOUS!

Brenda in IN said...

These bright yellow cards you're making are making me so happy! This is lovely and the dimension just pops right off the card. I love how you do the water coloring.

Bobby said...

I suspect you were inspired by the daffodils beginning to bloom in your garden, Bonnie. I love the wonderful dimension you created. Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Flower Challenge.

Trina P. said...

Incredible dimensions, Bonnie. It looks so real. Beautiful watercolouring. Beautiful card. xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Being my favourite flower, I have to admit to it looking like a daffodil or even a narcissus, a FABULOUS sunny card Bonnie.

Nancy Stislow said...

Your 3-D effect on your daffodil is outstanding, Bonnie. It made id so special. Love the watercolor effects as well as the soft wash in your background. Beautifully done.

Mac Mable said...

Although I have lived in Scotland for over 25years Bonnie, my home is in Wales, so I am always going to love the daffodil as it is our National Flower. Boy do I love your daffodils. So beautifully water coloured and love the slight dimension on them and it was good of you to help Santa out x. One Beautiful card x.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning card Bonnie! It makes me smile:)

Karen Dunbrook said...

so pretty Bonnie, makes me want Spring right now but that's a fleeting thought since they just shut down my city again for the big storm that is coming. I just wish I was off so I could get some cardmaking time.
x Karen

Loll said...

Sweet card, my friend! Love these adorable daffodils that would brighten anyone's day. Wonderful watercolouring and beautiful shaping of the leaves to create so much depth and dimension. Spring is on it's way! :) xx

Brenda said...

Wow Bonnie, you are so good at watercoloring! I am so loving your daffodils and the dimension you gave them. The background you created for them is amazing as well. I just love everything about this card, sure to bring sunshine to someone's day! Hugs, Brenda

Viv said...

Perfect card for Spring Bonnie! I love your gorgeous daffodils and how you coloured them.Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

Jo Manna said...

Wow, incredible daffodils, love the watery appeal to this beautiful spring bouquet. Definitely a burst of sunshine for this snowbound day (1 foot of snow :P )
Thanks for sharing xx

Darnell said...

I hope now that you've blogged this spectacular card, Bon-Bon, you remove it from the card base and frame it to hang with your other beautiful floral works of art! It's stunning and so 3D that it looks real!! Hugs, Dolly

Sandy said...

This has to be my latest favorite! I love your creation - I just love it!!!!
Sandy xx

BożenA said...

Such a warm card. The colors bring back memories of spring sun rays. I missed my spring even more!