Middle of April. Day before Easter. Spring is almost a month old. Still snow on the ground here and there. The high for tomorrow, Easter Sunday, 44 degrees.
WHERE ARE THE DAFFODILS?
Well, I guess I'll just have to create my own:
Digging through retired stamp sets the other day, looking for something specific, I came across this bright and fresh looking daffodil image. It is from the set You're Inspiring.
Wishing to bring at least the feel of spring into my life, I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and went to town coloring it in with my Stampin' Blends. I used Light and Dark Granny Apple Green, Dark DAFFODIL Delight, Dark Pale Papaya and Light Pumpkin Pie.
After I finished with my coloring, I die cut the image with one of the Stitched Rectangles dies. I also die cut a scalloped frame from Granny Apple Green cardstock using one of the Scalloped Contours dies. I cut that frame a little bigger than it needed to be for the size of the daffodil piece. I popped the daffodils up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
The finishing touches were little circle clusters from the stamp set in Daffodil Delight. And then I added a few yellow pearls I'd had left from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.
Sitting near my computer I feel that spring is SOMEwhere, even if it's not exactly HERE. Maybe before it's summer?
Wishing you a safe and blessed Easter.
I like that you're making your own spring! Our daffodils have come and gone here in southeastern North Carolina, and the iris are showing up. Love your card!ReplyDelete
Thanks! You are so lucky to have all that beauty so early! Enjoy!Delete
What a beautiful card! We finally saw lots and lots of daffodils yesterday (though I didn't think to take a single photo!) at Newport, Rhode Island's daffodil days.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Joanne! Lucky you! I am only experiencing daffodils in photos right now. Snow again yesterday. Central Wisconsin. Grrr.Delete
It's so pretty!ReplyDelete
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You're too funny and the card is beautiful! Our daffodils have been in bloom for about a week now. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo KathleenReplyDelete
Thanks, Kathleen! Our daffodils are now barely poking through, the leaves, I mean. Finger crossed that they don't freeze out before they can bloom. They are predicting snow for next week again.Delete
The daffodil card is beautiful. I like the layering and the 3D texture contributed by the yellow pearls.ReplyDelete
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Thank you, Carol, for your kind words!Delete
I love daffodils! This card is so pretty.ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks, Michelle! I love them too -- if only they would bloom!Delete
Linda, I sure hope it's warming up for you and you are seeing some real flowers, as lovely as your daffodils are!ReplyDelete
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Thank you so much! Nope, no flowers yet. I was finally able to sit out on the deeck for awhile today though. That's promising at least.Delete