Monday, 17 December 2018

Daffodil Flower Square

Hi bloggers!  I have a sunny Daffodil card to share with you today.  I started by cutting the Daffodil Flower Square out of black card and gluing it to a piece of acetate.  I used Yellow Citrine, Emerald Green and Teal Tourmaline Crystal Tints to fill in all the areas.  I put a thin layer of each of the colours down first and allowed it to dry (about 30 minutes), then added a second layer to get the colour more intense.  I set that aside to dry overnight.  I cut another of the Daffodil die in white and used it slightly offset from the black one.  I added a white backing behind it to make the colour pop.  I glued it onto a piece of black card then cut three thin white  frames out of the Double Stitched Squares.  I added mounting foam to them and then attached them around the flower.  The black and white is quite striking against the bright yellow of the flower.  I completed the card with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2"  x  7 1/2 " in size.  All for now, Sue x






























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53 comments:

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xxx Hazel

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a lovely bright and cheerful card today, love the vibrancy of the yellow. Have a good day everybody. Bx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue such a happy and bright card today. Xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A very happy and, cheerful card, thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful,bright and sunny daffodil card for today.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning card this morning you have created with the Daffodil Flower Square . The colours from the inks shine through beautifully on the design from the inks. The black and white frames work so well to finish the card.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.. Wendy

CraftyCoffey said...

What a bright & cheerful card today-lovely.

Michele

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful and vibrant, (wish I felt like that at 6.55) lol I love how the black frames show the beauty of the daffodil and colours used as the background. A small and beautiful reminder of the spring to come, some of the first flowers to wake up after a long cold winter, and a special flower with meaning for a special friend. Thanks for waking me up with your gorgeous design and inspiration xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful stained glass card today, love these and the colours using the tints really are amazing.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another bright and cheerful card this morning. Reminds me that spring is round the corner.

Barbara V

TDQ Karen said...

How bright and cheerful on a winter's day xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A striking card and fabulous die. X

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
I liked your small flower dies when you brought them to us and this lovely daffodil really is cheerful. Anyone receiving a card like this couldn't help but smile. Hugs xx Pauline

Marion Scott said...

Stunning card Sue and a reminder that Spring is not far round the corner.
Marion S x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. I was playing with the iris square yesterday, paper piecing.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a brilliant card to start the week off, daffodils being one of my favourite flowers, and the layering really sets it off. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

A bright and cheerful card today, so nice to see after four days of continuous rain and more expected on Monday, thankful that it wasn't snow. Your card is a reminder that Spring is just a few months away. It is amazing the impact one small die with mats and layers can have.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

Chris Curry said...

So pretty Sue. A die definitely on my wish list. Thank you, have a good day.xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely love this card. I fell in love with these gorgeous squares when you launched them. They really do make the most beautiful focal point on any card - whatever the card size. The crystal tints have featured quite a lot on recent posts and I am loving the fantastic affect they give.
Apologies for my lack of comments over the last few days. Has been overly busy with my sons 21st birthday celebrations - which began with him having an emergency tooth extraction! Happy Birthday! I am hoping things have now calmed down and I can breathe!
Happy Monday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z xxxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely vibrant card. Yvonne I hope things are now easing for you

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning all.
Thank you Sue for reminding us that SPRING is not too far away. The daffodils will soon be trying to poke their little heads out of the ground and in the meantime we can dream can't we ? Today I MUST finish my Christmas cards as I have someone coming this afternoon to mail them for me.
The card you have show-cased for us today is beautiful . Thank you for sharing with us.
Marie P.

BenteS said...

Gorgeous!
Love the effect of the yellow against the black and white :))

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the stained glass dies, and this one makes a stunning card

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all and take care

Love
Hunnymummy from MK
xxx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Looks like spring is here this morning with this lovely card..... we all wish...it's a gorgeous card today Sue. I liked the flower ones when you first launched them seems like ages ago
Sorry for the short post today Sue. Getting ready for our Monday line dance class Christmas party . Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. It is so fresh and bright I love it. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Tressa said...

A very vibrant card. I like the design.

Teresa

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Pretty card, love the layering you have done.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Sue
A lovely bright and cheerful card this morning, a lovely reminder that Spring is not too far away.
The Daffodils in my garden are already peeping through the soil!
The Flower Square dies are a very useful addition to our collections!
Lesley S x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful daffodil card today.Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Pretty,clean crisp card. Love it. Hugs MERRY BERRY 2.xxx

June Horrocks said...

A beautiful card today sue reminds you of what you have to come adear friend after a long cold winter tha black frames are brilliant thank you sue love always
June horrocks xxxxxxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely spring-like card.
Doreen R

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and this is one of the dies I’m hoping will be in my Christmas stocking along with the rose square.

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous card.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Really striking card with the black, white and yellow and the frames. Daffodils are a favourite but one bulb that I can’t seem to grow here unfortunately. Snowdrops, bluebells, hyacinths and freesias are all good though and give me a little English corner of the garden for a short while.
Hugs
Muriel x

ursula said...

A stunning card suitable for so many occasions....it is beautiful....luv Ursula xx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love all your square flower dies and the daffodil especially will be red hot in use next Easter. This card has something of an optical illusion about it as on first viewing it looked as though you had used several mats and layers but you have deceived the eye by just using several thin frames - very clever.

Frances

Suzzette Yandle said...

A striking card design with the light and dark frames, texture, color and the different levels using the thin frames. Sort of a stepper card without being a stepper card. Clever you are! Always a pleasure to view your card designs. Thanks for sharing.

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful optical card, such striking design!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Love your design. Also nice to see a Spring Daffodil, it is fresh and pretty.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

Scottydog said...

What a lovely spring like design this is. Our daffodils are already above ground but can’t help thinking it is too soon & they may get covered in snow soon. Meanwhile we can dream of spring just looking at this delightful card. Thank you Sue.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The white and black frames draw the eye to the focal daffodil. Very clever.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really lovely card. The frames really highlight the lovely daffodil and would make a great picture too.

Lisbeth

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this card spells Spring to me - unfortunately we've got to get winter over yet.
Hugs,
Rose

jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, beautiful card, love all the layers and love the crystal tints! Love Jean xxx

karenlotty said...

Very pretty and lovely to see a Spring like card to brighten the day

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, How very impressive this card is !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

sued99 said...

A very striking and different card. Love it! X

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is wonderful, who can resist a beautiful daffodil to brighten the day.

Suemac said...

A lovely spring like card.

CCM said...

A lovely card. Love the cheerful yellow.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Lynda's craft's said...

Gorgeous card Sue it's stunning I do love your stain glass window Dies
Love Lynda Brock xx