I am excited to introduce the second edition of our ongoing Year of Flowers Collection today. (If you missed the original announcement about this series, you can read all about it HERE). Daffodils are the flowers for March, representing sunshine and renewal. I don't know about you, but we are definitely ready for some nice spring weather here in the south and these daffodil images remind me that it's right around the corner!
The daffodil images in this set are large-scaled, allowing you to fill a card front in a matter of minutes. With coloring and paper piecing opportunities, you will find an endless array of uses for these images.
- Year of Flowers: Daffodils will be available for purchase on March 15th. Due to a quality control issue that was just discovered by our manufacturer, the release of this stamp set will be delayed by approximately a week. We will keep you updated via our newsletter as to when it will become available.
- It will retail for $15.
- It contains a total of 6 stamps (1 large stemmed daffodil, 1 single daffodil bloom and 4 sentiments).
- The sentiments are interchangeable and have the same styling as Year of Flowers: Violets.
I am excited to show you what I have put together for you today using this set. Let's get right onto the projects, shall we?
(click on the above photo for a larger view)
First, I thought I would start with a traditionally colored daffodil that utilizes Copics. One of the things I love about this particular project is it's horizontal orientation. With an image this tall, your first inclination would be to stand it upright on a vertical card. But his project showcases that this image can be way more versatile than that.
Here's a closeup of the Copics used here, all Papertrey Copic Trios... Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile & Ripe Avocado. I have found that by adding a really dark center to the "cup" of the flower, you get a more realistic look, so keep that in mind as you color your own versions.
The sentiment is from the daffodils set as well. I stamped it with Noir Palette ink onto our Stamper's Select Vellum Cardstock and trimmed it into a strip. I adhered it in place and then added some decorative stitching underneath it using my sewing machine.
I drew a black border around the card front using a ruler and my Pigment Pro pen from American Crafts. It needed just a little more "umph" so I traced the outside edge of the frame with a 2-way glue pen and sprinkled on some Prisma Glitter. I'm totally in love with how this project turned out!
For this card, I decided to do a little paper piecing. You'll notice that this project is not only vertically oriented, but it also has a distressed, vintage feel, whereas the previous project was much more clean and modern. I love that about these Year of Flowers sets, they really can be compatible with nearly anyone's style!
Here is the card base I created to go along with my pieced daffodil. It's created with two layers of kraft cardstock. The mat layer has been stamped with a new set for this month, Distressed Stripes (more about this later on this week!) using Vintage Cream ink. Don't you just love the look of that plaid! It makes me SO happy! :)
I added a bit of the Tea Dye Duo around the edges of the daffodil pieces to give it a warmer feel. I also used the Papertrey Copic marker Summer Sunrise Trio to color the center of the daffodil to give it a bit more definition. I love the bitty dots on the daffodil bloom... so cute!
Lastly, the sentiment I added is from Handwritten Notes. It is stamped in True Black ink and filled the lower corner of the project perfectly. Just think of all the fun versions of this card that you could make using a variety of patterned papers!
I wanted to showcase one more use for this new set. There is a single daffodil bloom (without a stem or leaves) that is included, perfect for creating background patterns. This project showcases just that, as well as an unexpected color scheme for a daffodil set!
I then stamped the smallest dots from Polka Dot Basics II on top of the floral pattern using Lavender Moon ink. I love how this added a slightly modern feel to the design and helped take up some of the empty space without being too overwhelming.
I finished the project with some loops of Plum Pudding Grosgrain ribbon along with the Fillable Frames #1 stamp & die. The sentiment is from Take Note, and I think it worked perfectly for this particular project! It's stamped in Smokey Shadow ink, a nice neutral to go along with these shades of purple I think. What a combination!
Doesn't all of this daffodil goodness just make you want spring to hurry up and arrive in all it's glory? :) We would love to hear your impressions of the Year of Flowers collection and specifically the new daffodils. You can have a chance to win a wonderful prize package just for sharing your thoughts with us today!
- Year of Flowers: Daffodils stamp set
- Year of Flowers: Violets stamp set
- Lemon Tart Collection (including ink, cardstock, all six ribbons and vintage buttons)
This AMAZING package has over a $50 value! This contest ends at 7am EST, Saturday, March 13th, so be sure to leave your comment before then! One winner will be randomly selected. Only one entry per person please. The winner will be announced by noon the same day on our March Release Winners page.
Want to see another project using Year of Flowers: Daffodils? Be sure to stop by and visit Debbie Olson today to see what she has made with it!
- STAMPS: Year of Flowers: Daffodils (available at the end of March)
- INK: Noir Palette
- PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Vellum Cardstock, Ripe Avocado
- OTHER: Papertrey Copic Trios in Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile and Ripe Avocado, Prisma Glitter, 2-way glue pen (Ek Success), Pigment Pro black pen (American Crafts, sewing machine & thread
- FINISHED SIZE: 6.5" x 3.5"
Enjoy Every Day Card
- STAMPS: Year of Flowers: Daffodils & Distressed Stripes, Handwritten Notes
- INK: Noir Palette, Vintage Cream, Tea Dye Duo
- PAPER: Classic Kraft, Bitty Dots Pad (Lemon Tart), Friends 'Til the End pad (Ripe Avocado)
- OTHER: Summer Sunrise Papertrey Copic Trio, sewing machine & thread
- FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"
Just a Note Card
- STAMPS: Year of Flowers: Daffodils (available at the end of March), Fillable Frames #1, Take Note, Polka Dot Basics II
- INK: Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon, Smokey Shadow.
- PAPER: Vintage Cream, Plum Pudding
- OTHER: Fillable Frames #1 die, Plum Pudding Grosgrain, Prisma Glitter, 2-way glue pen (Ek Success), sewing machine & thread
- FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"