Sunday, August 28, 2011

Daffodil Thanks

I saw this great challenge at ColourQ this week.
They’re not colours I would generally put together but I loved the look of the inspiration photo so much I just had to give it a try.


Friday was daffodil day in Australia and I made some little daffodils from punches, coated them with crystal effects and made them into brooches for my daughters to wear to school.  They were having a yellow day to raise money and awareness about cancer.
I made an extra one too so that I could put it on a card and use it for this colour challenge.


The blue is a new in colour called island indigo and it looks so beautiful with the yellow.  Actually, I didn’t have crushed curry unfortunately and used daffodil delight instead.  Amazingly it’s the perfect colour to make daffodils with, ha ha :)
After using the framed tulips embossing folder on the indigo I used my white craft ink to go over the top of the embossing and a little on the inside panel which gave it a kind of distressed (shabby chic) look.
I stamped the foliage in daffodil and then also embossed some with white embossing powder.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Just believe, for everything
Card : confetti white, white, daffodil, island indigo, pumpkin pie
Ink : white, stazon, daffodil, versamark, pumpkin
Other : old olive ribbon, white brad, big shot, tulip folder, blender pen, crystal effects, 5 petal flower punch, 3 flower punch, white embossing powder

I think these colours work great for a bright and happy card.  I am so glad I entered this challenge, I will definitely use these colours again.



  1. Oh my! Kathy, this is one stunning card. You'll have to give us a tute on how to make that daffodil.

  2. very pretty card!! love your daffodil! so glad you were able to join us at the ColourQ this week!

  3. Beautiful card, Kathy! Love the Daffodil Day idea!Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

  4. How bright and fun! I love the image panel with the alternating daffodil/white flowers. Clever! The daffodil is great; I bet your daughters LOVED having one to wear to school! How lucky are they to have such a crafty mom?!

  5. Ooooh! So pretty, I LOVE the ink on the embossing folder trick myself. It adds REAL dimension here, the way you used the LIGHTER ink instead of the darker or tonal ink. LOVELY daffodil and I'm sure the pins you made for your daughters were a huge hit! :) Thanks for joining us at the colourQ this week!

  6. Super card with lots of fun details! I love how you played up the tulip embossed frame with inking, and the alternately stamped and embossed foliage adds so much depth. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!


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