Today’s video is a little bit different from usual in as much as it is in two parts. The first part – about 45 minutes – shows how to make a Tower Fancy Fold card and the second part – about 20 minutes – shows how to make and colour the daffodils that can be created using the Daffodil Dies. These dies are available as a bundle with the matching Daffodil Daydream Stamp Set. The Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used for my card is available for a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration (SAB) which ends on 28th February 2022.
I decided to split my video like this to give subscribers a choice. Lots of crafters will already know how to put the daffodils together and don’t really want to watch it again, so they can watch the first part and leave. There are also lots of crafters who have never seen the daffodils before and are keen to learn. They can watch to see how the card is made and then stay to see different options for the daffodils. I’ll be very interested to know if this idea appeals to you. Whatever your thoughts are, I’ll be very interested to hear them.
One of the best things about these dies is that – in my opinion – the four dies that will be used the most have two of each in the set! I spent a day playing with these dies and building daffodils of different colours and having double dies of the most popular dies saved me absolutely oodles of time. If you have seen the matching SAB Daffodil Afternoon DSP, you’ll know that it contains some fabulous designs. I used my favourite design to create the video card which meant creating a daffodil with a Pale Papaya trumpet with Very Vanilla outer petals with a rim of pink around the top edge of the trumpet.
Although my daffodil isn’t a perfect match, it is surprisingly close. The biggest surprise for me was finding that I achieved a very close looking pink using the Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blend. For my first try at making daffodils that had white outer petals, I used Basic White Cardstock (CS) but I think this was a mistake! I feel white is far too stark when put with a coloured trumpet. My favourite daffodil is the one with Pumpkin Pie trumpets and white outer petals. While it works beautifully for nature out in the garden, the effect with cardstock isn’t any where as near as stunning!
If you compare the daffodil on the Pale Papaya card with the daffodil on the Crushed Curry card you’ll see that the later looks much, much bigger. My guess is that this optical illusion is caused because the Crushed Curry daffodil is all one colour and the Pale Papaya daffodil has been cut in two because of the Vary Vanilla outer petals. I’m no expert but would you agree with my theory? Whichever way we look at these daffodils, Stampin’ Up! has done an amazing job producing these great dies that allow our imaginations great workouts!
When you watch the video you will see at one stage the Crushed Curry card fell onto my Smokey Slate Ink Pad! Grrr!! You won’t see the mark in the photographs here because I have added a third Bumblebee Trinket to cover up the ink! I’m so pleased that it has covered up the splodge and people who don’t know about my little accident won’t know that’s why there’s a Bumblebee in the top right-hand corner of my card! LOL!
I hope you enjoy today’s video and give it a try. I hope you have a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being back soon. In the meantime, please take car and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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