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Mar 9, 2024

Daffodils and Blackbirds

Hello and welcome! It's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and Lynn is hosting this week. For her optional theme she selected "Add Yellow" which I happen to love, especially this time of the year so it was perfect for me to finally ink up a new to me stamp set.

I didn't plan on making 2 cards but somehow that's how it ended so here they are both using the same stamps - Elegant Spring Florals #623 and Blackbird #530 both by Aall and Create.

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On the card above I made a smooshed background using Squeezed Lemonade and Wilted Violet ink (or was it Villianous Potion??) then stamped the floral image onto the card. I colored with distress inks and pencils. I wasn't too thrilled with it so far and that's when I decided to start working on the second card (below). But when that one was finished I decided to go back  this one and added the blackbirds and garden sentiment which is also part of the Blackbird set. I inked the edged with Squeezed Lemonade ink then mounted onto black cardstock and then a white card base.

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I plan to share this card with these challenges:

And here is the other card I made with the same stamps.

Here I started with a circle die cut mask then inked with Squeezed Lemonade Oxide ink and also used a stencil (Circle Explosion). Next I stamped the image and colored with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I stamped "Narcissus" on a scrap piece and added 3 enamel dots next to it. I wanted to turn this into a birthday card so I added the Penny Black birthday sentiment from the set Sprinkles and Smiles and Stickles glitter to the bloom. Still seemed like it needed something else so I got out the Blackbird set and stamped the birds. Believe it or not but this is when I thougth there was too much going on now LOL so this is when I decided to finish the above card. Well, my daughter liked this one more so I decided to show both :) And I can't really say which one I prefer now that I finished both. Which one do you like more?

I plan to share the above card with these challenges:

Btw, Allsorts challenge is open for one week and I hope to see you joining us for your chance to win. We have prizes from Craftstash and AALL and Create for challenges 771 and 772 with winners announcements on the last Friday of the month. 


brenda said...

Both look perfect Spring creations using the beautiful A&C Daffodil Ellie, pushed for a choice just might be the one with the hints of pinky lilac.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful Spring card Ellie love the stamps you have used it really is a delight to see
lolo x

Sarn said...

Well they're both GREAT cards Ellie. I think if I have a preference it's for the second one because I slightly prefer the yellow & green only colours used, plus I like the clear circle showing off the flowerhead. xxx

Mervi said...

Fabulous springtime card, lovely stamp.

Linby said...

Two wonderful card with this lovely stamp. Both so different.

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! Amazing cards Ellie. So creative!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Two so beautiful versions of cards with the narcissus, love the smooshing of the first one and the masked circle in the second one that matches the stripe at the bottom! The birds on both are so cute!!

crafty-stamper said...

Both fabulous card and backgrounds,love the beautiful stamps and the first one is my favourite due to the smooshed background.Your birthday one would be perfect for our birthday challenge at ---
Carol x
Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and Stamping Sensations.
Carol DT x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

... Here again to say thank you so much for sharing your lovely cards with us at We Love Stamping!

Sarah said...

What lovely spring cards, and of course yellow daffs are just perfect.

KraftyKoolKat said...

So pretty and I love that awesome background. Thank you so much for joining in my choice of Challenge over at We Love Stamping.

HilaryJane said...

Two really lovely cards. I am loving all the yellow xx

Dena J said...

Both backgrounds are lovely with these beautiful stamps!

Vicki said...

Both gorgeous Spring cards! I love smooshed background and the sentiments. The daffodils look dimensional. Yellow is a favorite color of mine too. It's such a happy color. Thanks for sharing at the Double D, "First Signs of Spring" Challenge.

Francesca said...

Gorgeous card, the background is fabulous! Thank you for playing at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge!

Carol L said...

Both card versions look so pretty with that stamp and those great backgrounds. I'm hard pressed to choose a favorite because they both look just perfect with the bits of yellow color.

Lori Podolsky said...

You've created such lovely cards, Ellie. Love the yellow and back colours also. So glad you joined our latest challenge on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Good luck, and hope to see you again soon. Lori - DT

Joanne said...

Those are both so unique and the yellow makes me think of spring for sure.

Jennifer said...

So pretty!

Curated by Jennifer

papierelle said...

Ich liebe Narzissen und Deiune beiden Karten, großartig gestaltet!!! LG Gundi

Pauline C said...

2 gorgeous spring cards Ellie - I too am getting round to inking up this stamp!! Both cards are really pretty but with a cool grungy vibe as well - love the juxtaposition of they yellow daffodil and backgrounds with the black of the birdies. i really couldn't pick a favourite!
Pauline xx

Donna Walls said...

I'm dropping back in to say thanks for playing at The Paper Funday Challenge too!
Donna xx

Diane said...

Beautifully created Spring floral card!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Triple B, Stencil Fun and The Sisterhood!
Diane TB, SF Co-Owner and TSH DT
{Nellies Nest}
{Triple B}

Pat said...

Gorgeous cards with a beautiful image, thanks for sharing at Fab’n’Funky.

Pat xx

Liz said...

A lovely collection of cards using the same stamps, Ellie.
Liz xx

Linby said...

Thanks also for sharing with us at We Love Stamping.

Patsy Long said...

Hi Ellie, I love your two cards. They are both stunning. Thanks so much for joining at The Paper Shelter challenge. Good luck with your entry. Patsy DT

Nicola Gold said...

I love the way you created two interpretations using the same stamps!

Thank-you for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our IN THE GARDEN CHALLENGE and good luck with your entry.
DT Nicola (Amethyst Lily Designs )

Aimeslee Winans said...

So pretty!
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Beautiful Blossoms Challenge!
xoxo, Aimeslee DT