Today’s simple Sunday project involves some experimentation and two different daffodils. I haven’t yet decided what to do with these, but I thought I’d show you anyway.
DAFFODILS HAVE 6 PETALS
While I don’t have a ‘daffodil’ punch, what I do have is the Perennial Flower Punch which has 3 petals. Knowing that all daffodils have 6 petals all I needed to start was two shapes punched from Daffodil Delight Card.
Using a light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker I then drew 3 lines on each petal starting from the centre of the punched piece. Then I glued the two pieces together with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) at the centre, so the bottom set of petals could be seen between the top set.
Then as an afterthought I curved the petals by gently pulling them between my thumb and a Bone Folder.
At this point I had two ideas for the daffodil centres so decided to repeat the whole process again so I had two sets of 6 petals.
CREATING THE TRUMPET
My first trumpet centre was created using the Small Bloom Punch and Daffodil Delight Card. I softened the punched piece a little by pulling it between my thumb and a Bone Folder. Then once it was pliable I gathered the petals up towards the centre to create a cup shape. With that done I used liquid glue to fix it to the centre of one set of six petals.
Unfortunately the trumpet seemed a little lost, so I decided to add some definition by colouring the edge with a dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends marker. That was much better.
With one flower complete, the second one went together in much the same way. This time though I punched the trumpet piece using a 1″ Circle Punch. Then after shaping it I coloured the inside of the trumpet with the light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends. The edge of the trumpet was coloured with dark Mango Melody as before.
I also opted to add some more colour to the set of six petals by randomly colouring over the ends of the petals with the light Mango Melody marker. It’s a subtle touch but seemed to add something to the flower. Then with the colouring complete I fixed the completed centre to the other set of six petals.
Flowering in early spring, daffodils are considered by many to be a sign of new beginnings. So I found the very appropriate “today is a day for new beginnings” sentiment in the Power of Hope Stamp Set. Using Garden Green ink I stamped the sentiment onto two strips of Very Vanilla Card. Then I attached a daffodil to the end of each one using a Stampin’ Dimensional.
And that’s it., so far… March 1st is St David’s Day (the patron Saint of Wales) and daffodils are one of their national symbols, so perhaps I’ll turn today’s makes into something for that. But I’d like your opinion.
Which daffodil do you prefer, the top one with the wide trumpet, or the bottom one that has more of a narcissus shape?
UPDATE: I’ve since used one of the daffodils to make a card. You can see that in my blog post Marking St David’s Day with a finished card.
SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCTS – For today’s project I used a couple of Sale-A-Bration products that can only be obtained for free with a $120 order (before shipping and taxes). The Power of Hope Stamp Set comes in a bundle with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder, while the Small Bloom Punch is a separate item. Unusually we have been told that the Small Bloom Punch MAY reappear in the Stampin’ Up! 2020/2021 Annual Catalogue on June 3rd.