Friday, November 13, 2015

Dear Daffodils Card

Hi everyone! I have a couple of projects that I haven't shared yet, and this card is one of them. It's made with a new collage stamp by Darkroom Door, called Dear Daffodils

Layers of ink - Dear Daffodils Card by Anna-Karin
I made a card in warm brown tones, with lots of texture. Normally, I would do spring type of cards with Daffodil images and this was a fun change. The flowers were watercoloured with Brusho crystals. The card looks a little crooked here, it is straight in real life. I took a few step photos. 

Stamp the Dear Daffodils on hot press (smooth) watercolour paper, with a waterproof ink. This is a detailed stamp, and it is easier to get a good impression on smooth than on textured paper.

Paint the flowers with clear water and sprinkle on a tiny bit of Yellow Ochre Brusho Crystals, you only need a few crystals. Spread the paint out with a paint brush. To see the crystals in action, check out this video of mine, where I used pretty much the same colours.

Paint the surrounding area with clean water and sprinkle Sandstone and Moss Green Crystals on top. Move the paint around with a paint brush. Again, you need just a few crystals to cover the whole card. Cut the image out.

The card base is folded kraft-core cardstock. I embossed it in one of the Sizzix Plus embossing folders, which are great when you want to cover a larger surface. It is the Happy Texture Textured Impressions Plus folder. The folder has a clever slot into which you can place the card, so that only the front is embossed and it is embossed straight to the edge. Emboss in a Big Shot Plus machine.

The embossed background. If you don't have a Big Shot Plus machine, you can use any embossing folder and run it through twice to cover the whole card.

Layers of ink - Dear Daffodils Card by Anna-Karin
Die cut a Postage Stamp Frame from brown kraft-core cardstock, sand and ink. Also sand and ink the embossed cardstock background.

Layers of ink - Dear Daffodils Card by Anna-Karin
The Dear Daffodils stamp is such fun to watercolour and I love the script pattern in the background.

Stamp a sentiment on a Tattered Curvy Banner and ink the edges. Add a few pearls to the card for a final touch.

Thank you so much for visiting! Have a lovely weekend!




  1. Fabulous, Anna-Karin!! I just got my Brushos, and can't wait to try something like this - I always learn so much from you! xxx Lynn

  2. Love the flowers and all the textures. Wishing it were Spring again.

  3. Beautiful. Love the colors and design.

  4. That is stunning and I LOOOVE the stamp edged border around those gorgeous flowers. A project that beams!

  5. It's a fabulous stamp, and I just love the warm burnished browns and golds you've used with it here. Fabulous framing and I love those black pearls!
    Alison xx


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