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.
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)