Thursday, March 10, 2016

Daffodil Days

Still working on birthday cards for spring.  Today I have daffodils on my mind, and made 3 cards using watercolor markers.

Birthday Friend

supplies: watercolor paper, dp from Carta Bella Spring paper pad, Hero Arts pool layering paper, lightest shade, Simon Friendship BloomsSpectrum Aqua markers and water, Simon's Stitched Circle die, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins

I'm so glad I saved this sweet pastel plaid from the March Card Kit, so I could make one of my flowers have a pink center!

My second card uses the same stamp set, but I went with traditional yellows:

Friendship Blooms

supplies: watercolor paper, dp from Doodlebug Kraft in Color paper pad, vellum, Simon Friendship Blooms, Spectrum Aqua markers and water, Simon Sunshine sequins

Starting with a piece of watercolor paper, I stamped and colored the stems, buds, and some leaves, then separately more leaves and flowers, cutting the latter out and arranging on my stamped panel.  I added my sentiment on vellum and a scattering of sequins.

And my final card uses a Penny Black cling stamp:

Daffodil Birthday

supplies: white and green cardstock, watercolor paper, Penny Black Daffodil Dance stamp, Spectrum Aqua markers and water, Impression Obsession Gingham cling stamp and Ranger Lemon Twist ink,  Simon It's Your Birthday! stamp set, Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle die

On this one, I used the watercolor markers to color directly onto the stamp, then spritzed it lightly with water and stamped it onto a watercolor panel.  When that had dried, I overstamped the sentiment.

Spring feels like it's on the way - enjoy!


  1. So beautiful, each and every one of them!!

  2. No one creates with flowers as beautifully as you, Lin! Love all three cards! The pastel plaid on your first card is awesome and I adore the gorgeous watercolor look of your last card! Wonderful work, as always! ♥

  3. All three cards are lovely Lin. I adore those daffodils and cannot pick out a favorite...a sure sign they are all fabulous.

  4. Holy smokes are these ever pretty!! Your post is overflowing with spring fabulousness!!

  5. Just beautiful cards Lin. the backgrounds look amazing with all the daffodils.

  6. All the cards are beautiful. I'm glad I don't have to choose a favorite! Love the daffodils. Great coloring.

  7. Oh, Lin, daffodils have always been one of my favorite flowers, and these are all so beautiful! I especially love the Simon Says stamp set, although I always love Penny Black. I love the plaid on the first one and the vibrant yellow on the second. And the third has such a wonderful watercolor feel! They are all beautiful! Hugs, my friend! xoxo


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