Just a couple days ago, we officially moved from fall into the winter season and here I am already creating cards for spring! What flower is one of the very first to bloom in spring? The daffodil of course – it represents new beginnings, so even though we are in winter, we are quickly approaching the start of the new year, the new Stampin' Up! January-June 2022 Mini Catalog, and the new and the Jan-Feb 2022 Sale-A-Bration Catalog -- both launching on January 4, 2022! So, it’s the perfect time to prepare for spring with the Stampin' Up! Daffodil Daydream bundle.
Daffodil Daydream Card Tutorial
Happy & Heartfelt
Ink Pad Colors:
Memento Tuxedo Black
Thick Very Vanilla
Patterned Paper (Designer Series Paper [DSP]):
Daffodil Afternoon (available during the Jan-Feb 2022 Sale-A-Bration sales period; free with $50 purchase)
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (1)
Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers:
Cajun Craze (light and dark)
Mossy Meadow (light and dark)
Brushed Brass Butterflies
Adhesive Tape Runner (Stampin' Seal or Stampin' Seal+)
Foam Adhesive Strips or Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder, acrylic stamping blocks
Stampin' Up! Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Take Your Pick (the putty end makes picking up and adhering gems/sequins super easy!)
Tim Holtz Thread Cutter/Paper Distresser (Tonic Studios)*
Paper snips can also be used to distress the edges of paper/cardstock
* NOTE: the non-Stampin' Up! products mentioned are my personal preference and are not endorsed by Stampin' Up!. I do not receive commissions or affiliate payments for mentioning these products
Coloring with Stampin' Blends (Alcohol Markers)
Paper Distressing (Distressing Cards)
Cardstock Measurements (Imperial)
Card Base: Thick Very Vanilla measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Layer #1: DSP measuring 4 3/4" x 3"
Layer #2: DSP measuring 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer #3: Leftover DSP from Layer #1, trimmed down to go behind the sentiment
Layer #4 - Inside: Very Vanilla measuring 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer #5 - Inside Strip: DSP measuring 5" x 1"
Envelope: DSP measuring 6" x 2 1/2"
Stamping & Die Cutting:
Very Vanilla measuring approximately 4" x 3" for the flower bouquet
Very Vanilla for the sentiment, scrap/small strip
Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score/burnish all cardstock as described above
Distress the edes of Layer #1 DSP with a distressing tool or paper snips
Stamp the daffodil bouquet on Very Vanilla cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Color and blend the flowers with Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends (add the dark color to areas where you'd expect shadows or deeper colors on the flower, focusing on the small lines in each petal)
Color and blend the stemswith light and dark Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends alcohol markers (add the dark color to areas where you'd expect shadows or deeper colors)
Die cut the floral bouquet
Stamp the sentiment on a small piece of Very Vanilla cardstock in Cajun Craze ink (note: I used the Inspired Thouhts stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog)
Trim a small, left-over piece of the DSP from Layer #1 and adhere it to the back of the sentiment cardstock
Adhere Layers #1 and #2 (both DSP) with the adhesive of your choice
Adhere the the DSP layers to the front of the card
Adhere the flower bouquet to the front of the card
Adhere the sentiment to the front of the card with either a trimmed piece of Foam Adhesive Strips or Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
Adhere Layer #5 - Inside DSP strip to the bottom of Layer #4 - Inside, Very Vanilla cardstock
Adhere those two layers to the inside of the card
Adhere the DSP for the envelope, to the closure flap of the envelope and trim off excess paper
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As a creative coach, I am here to help you with your projects -- I do not have to be your demonstrator for me to help because we are a community of crafters learning from each other. The Facebook group is full of friendly members -- we have a lot of fun conversations, share crafty and DIY projects of all types (and of any brand), share tips, and a whole lot more. Come on in and join the group...
NOTE: because we are at the end of the holiday mini catalog and approaching the launch of the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog, I'm currently in the process of creating classes with new products. When the classes are finalized, I'll get them posted to my events calendar immediately!
Virtual Card Classes via Zoom
I offer live card classes open to everyone globally. If you're in the US, there are options for class kits to go, with prepared, precut project materials, PDF tutorials, live class via Zoom, with an additional $15 in Stampin' Up! products at no additional chage -- all with free shipping. For those outside the US, you will receive the PDF tutorials and the live class via Zoom.
Classes will be saved for viewing for up to 30 days. You also have the option to save the video(s) to your device so you can watch them anytime you want.
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