March 20, 2010

Mother's Day Daffodils and Dahlias

15 minutes after the postman handed me my box of goodies from the March release at Papertrey Ink, I had this card finished. lol I knew exactly what I wanted to do, and I think it came out pretty close to what I had in mind.
I tried to stamp the sentiment on some clear cardstock so you could see through to the BG, but the Spellbinders label would NOT cut that clear CS out! Very frustrating, I tell you. Anyone have tips for cutting clear CS with a nestie?

I like the new Hawaiian Shores color very much, and paired with dark chocolate I think it looks superb. Although you can't tell, I added some sparkle to the centers of the flowers with my clear glitter pen.

Hope everyone has a great Saturday, thanks for stopping by!



18 comments:

Julie Campbell said...

Can I come over??? You have THE best toys! :) I love the two flowers together like that. The daffodils just pop off the page! Gorgeous!!!

Sue Ann said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!!!!! I LOVE those colors together ...... one of my favorite things in my closet that I am trying to get back into is HS and DC ......... I guess I will have to do with a paper craft until that day comes !!!! :)

..::Paulina::.. said...

Oh, I love this card! Super pretty!

megspaulding said...

This is really great Dana! I love that you had this card done within 15 of getting your goodies. I cant do that, I have to stare at them for a while first, hee hee. Also loved how you paired the dahlias and the daffadils. Beautiful card!

Anika said...

I just love the Hawaiian Shores with Dark Chocolate! Gorgeous!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just GORGEOUS, Dana! I LOVE those colors and I adore the fresh, clean feel of your card!

Terri said...

Great job! Those colors do look wonderful together. You are so lucky you already got your order. Still waiting for mine!

Jennifer Carter said...

This is so pretty! That's my favorite color combo!

I haven't tried this but I wonder if you tried cutting the clear cardstock with a layer of cardstock underneath it to kind of support it? Or maybe with the clear carstock wedged between 2 pieces of cardstock? Just a thought.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card! Love the simplicity of it. I did not order those two stamp sets and now I wish I had! Still waiting for my PTI order to arrive. :o)

Melissa said...

So pretty Dana! I love those colors together!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh WOW, look at that!! Love how you used 2 different flowers, and I love those colors together!

Mara... said...

That color combo is darling!!! I love it, you did a great job with that flower set.

Mary said...

I love this - so crisp and clean and Julie is right - the daffodils DO look a little 3D-ish! :)

Very very pretty.

Belinda said...

Lovely! :)

I have trouble with clear transparencies as well. I've been told that you should try an extra cardstock shim to help it out but I still can't get it to work for me. Let me know if you ever get it!

Cheryl said...

So beautiful! I love this color combo, too. Nope, not jealous at all that you've gotten your order already...

Karen B. said...

I agree that the colors together create a beautiful combination, and the only suggestion for cutting the clear cardstock would be to add an extra layer or two?

Sonya said...

How did I miss your blog before? All your cards are amazing. I may have to CASE your dahlia/daffodil. Love the color combo too.

Marge said...

Hi Dana -- just came across this FABULOUS card after coming here from the PTI News where you were featured -- CONGRATS!!!
I saw the answer to your question about cutting clear cardstock on a video that the Stacey, Spellbinders' owner posted -- you need to use the eyelet-setting plate. I do not have it, but believe it's a thin metal plate, which would give the die the needed resistance to cut completely through -- I NEED one, as I've often wondered how to do this too! Good luck!!!