Hi there everybody. I have titled this post welcome Springtime because actually it is only about two weeks to the Spring equinox although the clocks don't change until the end of the month. It has been very cold and windy of late but is due to warm up a bit in the next few days so let's hope that is right.
I started by stamping the Daffodils, using a set called Spring Bird Daffodil by Chocolate Baroque, on to a snippet of white card, using my Versafine Smokey Gray ink, and then used my distress inks to colour. I used Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn and Walnut Stain. I did add quite a lot of water for a slightly looser more washy look and this did make the card buckle a bit and made sticking it down somewhat difficult, but I kept squeezing little bits of glue down the back and it finally decided to stick. The Collall glue I use is very good as if it gets on to the card where you don't want it you can rub it away and it doesn't leave a mark at all. I die cut it using an Xcut Oval Nesting Die, the largest of the set, and then layered it on to a Spellbinder Floral Ovals Nestibilities Die, which I cut from a snippet of dark green card. I found the oval was not quite the right shape so by eye I gradually trimmed some card from the top and bottom trying to keep a good shape until it fitted nicely on the green die cut mat.
I then found another snippet of white card and cut the embossed strip for the background using a Sue Wilson Embossing Folder called Checkboard which I was lucky enough to win several months ago and have never used.
I then edged each side with a scallop cut from a snippet of white pearl card using a Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Borders set of dies.
I finished the card with a gold sentiment.
Thank you for looking at my blog today.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Twofers Challenge - Organic.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - A Bit O' Green.
djkardkreations - NBUS Challenge 6. This is run by Darnell and you have to use your 'Never Before Used Schtuff' and mine is the Checkboard Embossing Folder.
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