Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Spring Daffodils

I saw another card through pinterest that used a punch to create 3-D daffodils and I immediately knew exactly which embossing punch I could use to create beautiful 3-D daffodils.  I used a garden theme as I cannot wait to be able to get out and work in my garden and see lovely colourful flowers.  I love the dies that created the cute garden tools that I attached to the inside of the card.

Spring Daffodils

Inside of Spring Daffodils

Daffodils: Floral Embossing punches (medium/small)            FLP 027, FLP028
Leaves:  Dee’s Distinctively Floral Leaf 2                               IME 077
Garden Pot:  Marianne Collectables                                        COL1345
Garden Tools (with stamp:  Marianne Collectables               COL1346
Hearts:  Marianne Craftables                                                   CR1225
Embossing Folders (card) Hearts (polka dots)                        CFTD3101, 3014
Lime Green, yellow, ivory, moss green card stock
Pigment ink lime green and black
Embossing powder
Heat gun
Yellow ribbon
1.0 mm small, 1.5 regular mm foam tabs
Nellie’s Choice Pearlmaker (liquid dimensional orange paint)            PON003
Be Creative Tape 3mm

  1. Cut a piece of lime green card stock measuring 10 x 7 inches and fold in half.
  2. Emboss the front of the card using the embossing folder.
  3. Die cut a large heart from yellow card stock, a medium heart in ivory and a small heart in ivory (inside of card). 
  4. Die cut and emboss the flower pot from ivory card stock
  5. Die cut the garden tools and sign from yellow card stock.
  6. Die cut 6 leaves from moss green card stock.
  7. Emboss the medium heart with the polka dot folder.
  8. Emboss the small heart using a swirl design on half the heart as shown.
  9. Punch and emboss 6 medium and small size flowers.  Punch the design first and then place in the embosser and press down.  These punches come in pairs, the punch and the embosser.
  10. Place a small 1 mm foam tab to the bottom of the small flower and attach to the middle of the medium embossed flower to create the daffodil.  Pinch the layers to create a beautiful 3-D effect.  Repeat x 6.
  11. Add a little orange Pearlmaker paint into the center of the small flowers and set aside to dry.
  12. Ink the flowerpot, and the smaller heart embossed area using the pigment green pigment ink.  Stamp the “Garden”sign with the Garden stamp that comes with the garden tools.  Apply some clear embossing powder to the items and heat. The embossing creates some sheen and sets the ink but could be considered optional.
  13. Use a hobby knife to cut out a slit from the top of the flower pot.
  14. Attach the embossed medium ivory heart to the larger yellow heart using some foam tape and then attach both using foam tape as well.
  15. Cut a few moss green strips to serve as the stems of the flowers.
  16. Curve the flowerpot and attach with foam tabs at the bottom and sides of the flowerpot so that the center is left open to accommodate the stems and leaves.
  17. Arrange and attach the stems and the flowers to the card using different sizes of foam tabs.  To ensure the daffodils remain dimensional I stacked several foam tabs together and then attached to the flower and then the card.
  18. Arrange the leaves to come out of the pot in front of the stems.
  19. Add the Garden sign.
Inside of the Card:
  1. Attach the ivory embossed heart onto the inside of the card.
  2. String a small piece of yellow ribbon through the rake and shovel garden tools and attach to the heart using Be Creative double-sided tape.

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