Daffodil Daydream Meets Daffodil Afternoon For Sunday Stamps

by Joanne James20. January 2022 13:28

Today I'm sharing a card that is a 'sneak peek' of one of the cards that I am making with the lovely ladies signed up form my 'Daffodil Daydream' online card class that is taking place next week; I used the great sketch over at Sunday Stamps for my layout, so am linking up with their current challenge. Here's their sketch:

And here's the card that I made using it as my starting point:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Daffodil Afternoon - I knew I wanted to use this particular design of Daffodil Afternoon designer series paper as my background. Bold designs on dark backgrounds can be intimidating, so I chose it as I wanted to give my class attendees ideas how to use them. Taking advantage of the split panel and choosing the lighter colours for both the card base and mat layer both serve to lighten this pattern. Lots to love about this paper pack, but most of all - it's FREE with a £45 purchase during the current Sale-A-Bration promotion! If you buy the Daffodil Daydream stamp set and die bundle, this makes a great free product choice to accompany it as it co-ordinates beautifully.  

Daffodil Dies - And so onto those Daffodil Dies! There are lots of die pieces in this set but they go together really easily when you know how. We will be going through that in class, so it was only right that I make up a couple of flower heads and use them to decorate my sentiment label. I cut them from colours that matched the daffodils on the paper, then added some ink with a blender brush to each piece to bring a little more depth to the colours. 

And A Beautiful Shape - Finally, I did start out with a circle shape as per the sketch, albeit I then layered it with my sentiment label and daffodil heads almost covering it up! You can see that circle. courtesy of a new die in the Beautiful Shapes set, a little closer on the photo below, where the debossed detail can just about be seen:


I know this die is one I'll be using lots; the added detail makes it a nice centrepiece. It's no stitched circle, granted, but it is a nice alternative!

I'm looking forward to making a version of this card in my 'Daffodil Daydream' online card class next week. I have lots of other classes and events planned in the coming months - if you would like more information, then do get in touch - I'd love you to join me!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; I have been granted a free pass on the school run this afternoon, so am fortunate to be getting a little extra crafting time (I might even make a head start on tomorrow's chores too!). I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
1/20/2022 4:53:34 PM #

WOW, Joanne!  GORGEOUS use of this suite - I love your bold paper choices, very inspiring!  The colors on the die cuts are brilliant!  Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!


Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
1/20/2022 8:54:12 PM #

What a delight to see your card in the SSC gallery, my friend, and what a beauty it is! Love the dark background on that paper and the layered daffodil die cuts on the circle. I think your class will love creating cards with these products. Thanks for joining our sketch challenge!


Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
1/21/2022 12:20:54 PM #

So pretty!  Love the colors on those layered flowers, pretty background paper too!  Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/24/2022 6:29:02 AM #

Beautiful paper! And those die cut daffs are show-stoppers.


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/24/2022 9:07:30 AM #

fabulous card - looking forward to making this shortly!


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