Friday, February 2, 2018

Birthday Daffodils


I  love a good sketch for making a card and found the Repeat Impressions sketch challenge #J3118 and decided to play along.

I began with a MFT stencil and some Distress Inks, sponging each color through the stencil for lots of color. I embossed the top of the Hello Honey cardstock with a Cuttlebug Cape Cod ef, and added a piece of Hello Honey burlap ribbon to separate the panels. The daffodil image is from an older Flourishes stamp set which was colored with Copics and dotted with yellow and orange stickles for a bit of sparkle. I placed it on a MFT stitched circle die-cut with a SB die-cut circle in black for the mat. The sentiment by Stampendous was heat embossed with white ep on black and fussy cut by hand.

Here's the sketch...


Thanks for stopping by and here's wishing you a great Friday!

Carol

20 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

Your card has me dreaming of spring! I love how you used the stencil for the stripes at the bottom of the sketch. Fantastic!

Wendy said...

So pretty and so spring like! I really had hoped the groundhog would not have seen his shadow this morning because I want an early spring but...no such luck! Love the embossed panel and those beautifully colored daffodils! The pop of sparkle from the Stickles is perfect! Love this, Carol! TFS and stay warm today!

scrAPpamondo said...

Love the rainbow chevrons, great work with the stencil! And it matches so well with the embossing! The topper with flowers looks so beautiful!Well done as always!!

Janice M said...

I added this sketch to my to do list last night! I to LOVE having a sketch it helps me tremendously! And thanks for the reminder about this stamp set! Was just thinking I needed to get/find some more daffodil/tulip stamps forgot all about this month of flowers set. Will be stamping some up soon for sure. Your card is so pretty! Love the sparkle.

jimlynn said...

Great sketch and I love your card. The flowers are so pretty!
I'm back up and running again on a new computer - UGH!
Lynn

Barb said...

What a beautiful card this is Carol. It reminds us Spring really is just around the corner. A beautiful background and I love the daffodils. Barbxx

Daffodil Cards said...

A Lovely card, with a super colours and embossing background with one of my favourite flowers. Fabulous.
Faith
x

Heather said...

I think sketches are the perfect starting point for a card and you used our sketch so well! Such a pretty card with those beautiful daffodils and the fun chevrons on the bottom. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, such a pretty image and lovely bright background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Stampsnob. said...

This card makes me happy I want to see flowers in the garden .Thank you ....Lis

Claire said...

This is lovely, daffodils are my happy flowers and your card reflects that feeling with the burst of colourful chevron and the yellow embossed card x

Brenda said...

Oh I do like that sketch and your take on it is amazing Carol! Love your inky chevrons, they look great. I've not seen that embossing folder before and boy am I loving it! Where do you get your Cuttlebug embossing folders from? Your daffodils are beautiful as well and perfect for this sketch. Hugs, Brenda

aussie aNNie said...

You do sketches so well and I love the floral delight among this creativity. [aNNie]
x

Marina said...

Great use of this sketch - the daffodils are so pretty and the way you've constructed the background looks great.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great job on that stenciling, Carol! Looks like someone found their mojo. Fun take on a great sketch.

Esther Asbury said...

What a beautiful take on the sketch!! Love those beautiful daffodils! Thanks for playing along at The House That Stamps Built!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Carol, I like the combination of stenciling and dry embossing for your background, and that pretty spring image. Glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built! Donna DT

scrappymo! said...

This is a lovely Birthday card! The daffodils look wonderful and I love the embossed panel.
At this time of year it always seems hard to believe that the daffs will soon be popping their heads thru the ground, but we have had unusually mild weather lately, so I think it will not be too long till we see them!


CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Such a colorful card!

JD/ Jill said...

Fabulous job with this sketch! great colors! It really makes me ready for spring!