Sunday, June 3, 2012

Three Daffodils

I really, really like this card!  I love daffodils in the garden, and I love the daffodil effect I was able to create.  The colors and shapes are just right, though the botany's a bit off (should be six petals in the outer ring.)

I'm very happy with all the elements of my card ...  the color scheme, the orangey flower edging, the debossed dotted background, the sentiment on its wavy green layer, the card layout and placement of the flowers, the die shapes, the perfectly matching cream embroidery floss, and the scored stems. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink spring rain (blue), summer sunrise (yellow-orange centers), and harvest gold (medium yellow), Neenah baronial ivory (a very pale yellow), and Paper Source jadeite (green) (discontinued color).
  • Dies, all by Papertrey Ink, are Signature Series: Flower (outer petals),  Flower Fusion #2 (middle layer),  1/2" scalloped button from Buttoned Up #2, and XL Rickrack Border (top of sentiment strip).  
  • Outer petals are edged with Copic marker Y38.
  • Embroidery floss is DMC 746.
  • Background is debossed with Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder.
  • Stems are scored along the center.
  • Sentiment "Thinking of you, today and always ..." is computer-printed in green ink with Chalkduster font.
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (157)

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