Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Hi Stampers!
Today looks like spring, although the temp outside with the cold north wind says otherwise.  My daffodils are blooming and I'm stamping- flowers!
Do you know those fluffy little Narcissus flowers that smell so good?  I LOVE those flowers and that's what I was going for here.  I got the fluffy, but not as much trumpet shape as the narcissus, but I like how they look anyway.  How did I get fluffy flowers you may ask?
Well, it was a process, but not to difficult, so I'll tell you.  For each flower I punched a scallop circle and two- five petal flowers.  I wadded up one of the 5 petal flowers and the scallop circle several times breaking up the fibers in the paper.  I then ran them over the edge of the table in several directions many more times to continue breaking down the fibers.  When they are very tired and limp you can divide the layers of paper into 2  very soft pieces (they call this the suede technique I think because the inside layer looks like suede).  I like how it gives my petals a softer, more flowery look than the full thickness of card stock.  I offset my layers this way: sueded scallop circle, sueded scallop circle, 5 petal flower, sueded 5 petal flower, sueded 5 petal flower, sponge daub with Daffodil delight ink, and hold together with orange flower brad.  Of course I fluffed up the flowers to make them softer and more ruffly.
The stems are just 1/8 slices of Lucky Limeade card stock with hand cut leaves.
I found this layout here as part of a blog hop (tssc2111). I'm going to try to link up to this blog hop so wish me luck!
Here is where I put the link for the blog hop- if I did it right!

It's your Day stamp set #123682
Daffodil Delight card stock # 119683
Whisper White Card Stock #100730
Beyond the Garden DSP #122342
Lucky Limeade card stock #122926
Stazon jet black ink #101406
Flower brads #119734
1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch #119854
5-Petal punch #119880
Square punch #119865
Corner Rounder #119871
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335
Daffodil Delight stamp pad #119667 
Sponge Daubers #102892
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430


  1. What a sweet take on the sketch. Can almost smell the flowers from here, lol! Very pretty. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

    1. Thank you so much! It was fun to play along with my first blog hop!