Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the fourteenth 2020/21 Colour Creations Showcase by members of the Art with Heart Team.
This week we are focussing on a bright yellow called Daffodil Delight. Yes, it is the yellow of daffodils. This colour sits within the Brights Stampin' Up! colour family. Daffodil Delight can be found in Stampin' Up!s cardstock, Classic inks, Stampin' Write Marker, Watercolour Pencil, Designer Series Paper and embellishments.
In preparing for this week's projects, I realised that yellow is not a general 'go to' colour for me. I love bright yellow daffodils, yet when creating I don't tend to use yellow as a focal colour but rather as a colour that is part of a colour combination. This is one of the reasons it is great to be challenged to create with each of the Stampin' Up! colours as part of this Colour Creations Showcase. I certainly am becoming more attuned to the various colours.
CARD 1: My first card is a fancy fold which features the Prized Peony stamp set together with the Forever Fern stamp set. Photos of the unfolded card are below, but first let's talk about the card front. A Whisper White card-stock panel was die cut using the Stitched Rectangles dies. A piece of Old Olive card-stock was cut a tad larger than the stitched rectangle card front.
One of the Forever Fern stamp set leaf twigs was stamped all around the stitched rectangle in Old Olive Classic Ink. Old Olive Stampin' Blends, both Light and Dark, were used to add more depth to the leaves. The smallest peony from the Prized Peony stamp set was stamped multiple times in Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Classic ink as well as the leaf section of the same stamp being stamped in Mossy Meadow Classic ink. The flowers were coloured with both Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Stampin' Blends combos plus the Colour Lifter - some of the flowers were coloured to be darker flowers while others were coloured to be lighter. The leaves were also coloured with Old Olive Stampin' Blends.
The coordinating dies includes a die to cut this flower, however, as I was going to cut the leaves off and later attach the green leaves, I decided to fussy cut the flowers. A couple of the flowers were adhered directly to the card front while most were lifted on Dimensionals.
I am needing some birthday cards so selected a sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set. I love affirming sentiments so "Let's celebrate you" was perfect and was stamped in Mango Melody Classic ink. To finish the card front Basic Pearl Jewels were coloured with the thick tip of a Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blend. The Stampin' Blends are so great for colouring embellishments to ensure they compliment the project's colour scheme.
This fancy fold design and dimensions was demonstrated by Emma Goddard, a United Kingdom Stampin' Up! Demonstrator who has been part of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Team for a few years. This card is a tad shorter as I kept trimming a smidgen off so the pieces balanced - but realised it was now much shorter - oops! Once mounted on the Old Olive card the card front was attached at one end to the Whisper White card flap that came around to the front. The Whisper White card-stock overlapped the back of the Daffodil Delight card that folded on the RHS. The inner section of this flap was covered inside with a piece of Whisper White card-stock that had been mounted on a slightly larger piece of Daffodil Delight card-stock.
Here is the card inner fully open. Whisper White card inners were stamped with the same leaf stamp and coloured in the same way. One of the smallest peonies was adhered flat onto the LHS flap. A second sentiment also came from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and was also stamped in Mango Melody. Two of the mid-sized peonies were stamped and coloured in a similar way to the peonies on the card front. The lighter peony was adhered directly to the card inner and I couldn't resist popping the darker peony on Dimensionals. Stamped and coloured leaves from the Prized Peony stamp set were tucked under the peonies.
The mid-sized peony was stamped on a Whisper White C6 Envelope with Daffodil Delight Classic ink to tie the envelope to the card design.
CARD 2: I didn't think I would be able to create a second card, but this morning I started creating before progressing through my normal morning routine. I have a large old daisy bush in my front garden that is currently flowering with bright yellow daisies. It has inspired this card.
A Whisper White card-stock card front was embossed with one of the Meadows Moments Embossing Folders, with the leaves being embossed at both the top and bottom of the card front. Before being adhered directly to the Daffodil Delight card base Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding, which had been stamped with the daisy stamp in Daffodil Delight Classic ink was wrapped around the embossed piece and a bow tied at the edge. The stamping on the ribbon gave it a light yellow mottled tinge.
A large label was die cut in Whisper White card-stock using one of the larger and less ornate labels in the Ornate Labels die set. A piece of Daffodil Delight card-stock was cut to be a tad larger that the die cut piece. Once stamped and embossed the die cut label was mounted on the larger Daffodil Delight card-stock.
The single daisy from the Ornate Style stamp set was stamped in three similar colours, that is Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Mango Melody. A couple of the daisies were stamped on Post It Notes and fussy cut so the flowers were stamped with some perspective. The Whisper White label was embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. Once the Whisper White label was mounted on the Daffodil Delight mount it was adhered to the card front with Dimensionals.
Three extra daisies were stamped on an extra piece of Whisper White card-stock using the Stamparatus with Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzaz Stampin' Write Markers. The daisies were coloured with Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody and Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combos. Each daisy was fussy cut and layered over the stamped daisies on the embossed label using Mini Dimensionals. Instead of a stamped sentiment, the word "friend" was die cut four times from Daffodil Delight card-stock and layered directly one above the other. A little sponging in Mango Melody with a Sponge Dauber was added to the bottom of the word. A simple word like this enables the card to be used in a range of ways. It could be used for a friend's Birthday, a Thank You, Just Because or ...
A Whisper White card inner and a Whisper White C6 Envelope were simply stamped with the same daisy in Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Mango Melody Classic inks.
Three self adhesive sequins from the Sharing Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit were added as a finishing touch.
Thank you for spending time at Valley Inspirations. I hope you found the cards bright and happy. (Just realised my daisy bush is in the background.)
Catherine Proctor is our wonderful host of the Art with Heart Colour Creations Showcase. If you haven't finished visiting all of the team's colour creations, you can visit/revisit Catherine's page at What Cathy Made, where she hosts all the links to the other Showcase participants. I'm certainly looking forward to checking out everyone's Daffodil Delight creations and am sure they will be inspiring.
I hope to see you again next week when members of the team will share projects that hero a dark brown, Early Expresso.
Do look after yourself and your loved ones. Stay well, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others.