my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Friday, 3 April 2015

Easter Daffodils

I hope you have all been ejoying the bank holiday today, I'm afraid it started with rain here this morning, although there was a little bit of sunshine in the afternoon and it is raining again now. It didn't matter to me as I wasn't planning on going anywhere, my husband was out playing bowls this afternoon so that meant craft time for me. You can't help feeling sorry for working people and families who make plans for the holiday though.
I only make a few cards for Easter and this is one I made for a friend. I started by inking a piece of white card using Tumbled Glass DI dabbed onto an acrylic block and spritzed with water and then laying the card on top. I tried to keep the ink mostly at the edges and made it fairly wet as I was looking for a subtle background. I used a heat gun to dry it and then stamped the Chocolate Baroque daffodils in the centre and cloured them with Promarkers. I layered it onto first dark blueish green pearlised card and then light green pearlised card. The base card is a white 15cm. square, and I trimmed a page from  Crafty Individuals 6" x  6" Background Papers Book 1 to fit the front leaving a small border. I wrapped a piece of yellow gingham ribbon over the left hand side before sticking it to the card, and the tied a short length into a knot on the front. I then stuck the stamped panel in place and stamped the greeting beside it. The greeting is from a Just Rite clear Stamp Easter set.

I hope we all get to see some sunshine and enjoy the rest of the Easter holiday.

Thank you for your visit here today and for your comments, all of which I really appreciate.

I am going to enter this at Pixies snippets Playground, I used snippets for the stamping and matting.
Also at Crafty Ribbons - Easter with Ribbons
             Crafters Cafe - Easter
             C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Inspiration Picture


  1. A beautiful card Jean. The daffodils look lovely.
    Happy Easter
    Yvonne xx

  2. The daffodils are beautiful Jean and I love the Crafty Individuals paper you have used to back them and the yellow gingham ribbon brings the whole thing together so prettily. x

  3. What a lovely card Jean, and the background turned out beautiful!! I love how you colored those daffodils too, and that gingham ribbon just screams spring doesn't it! We had rain today too, but the temps were warmer - finally! April showers bring May flowers :) Happy Easter!

  4. I love the DI background, so subtle, but so effective with these lovely daffodils. Thank you for playing along with us at CRAFT Challenge! Brenda

  5. Beautiful Easter card Jean. A real touch of Spring with the cheerful daffodils and gingham ribbon too.


    Di xx

  6. So beautiful love the background and gorgeous daffodils. Thank you for joining the Crafty Ribbons Easter Challenge good luck love and hugs Carole x DT

  7. Such a pretty card Jean. The daffodils are just lovely! Happy Easter to you.

  8. Pretty Easter card Jean.

    HAPPY EASTER to you xxx

  9. Very pretty card Jean, love the daffs!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  10. Gorgeous card Jean love the daffodils huggles Sue xx

  11. Lovely daffodils Jean, and a lovely background to set them off. Kate x

  12. Beautiful - love the background you created for the image.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

  13. This is beautiful. The background you created for the image is so soft and subtle!

  14. This is beautiful. The background you created for the image is so soft and subtle!