I made the cross by stamping the daffodils in all directions and masking to extend the centre. I coloured all of the images in using pencils and cut out leaving a 3mm border.
I made 3 paper daffodils by using a star stencil and quilled 3 lengths of a spellbinder border for the trumpet of the flower. I layered 2 spellbinder dies and arranged the daffodils with some sizzix flourishes.
I matted the cross onto a lattice background which was colourised to add texture and to “soften” the cross.
I do not know if this technique exists and whether it has a proper name but I call it “Crazy Paved Stamping”.
I have used gorgeous Daffodil and Daisy stamps from Hobby Art. Firstly I stamped the image on different coloured cardstock and cut randomly before piecing together, leaving a tramline, to recreate the original image. I have then coloured each of the sections using a variety of mediums; watercolours, pencils and charcoal.
I have added various embellishments made using spellbinders and sizzix to complete the cards. For the small quilled daffodil I used a star punch with a simple quilled circle and for the larger quilled daffodil I used a larger star template and quilled a section of spellbinder border.
With the Daisy stamp I have also pieced the sections together randomly for a different effect.
I have a wedding to attend over the Easter weekend and have made lots of different style cards to give me chance to choose my favourite. Here are the first 3 using a pale blue and white colour theme, each starting with the same stamped background.
I used 5 “Love” themed stamps and randomly stamped in groups careful not to overlap. I then masked each of the images and filled in the background with a further 3 stamps; love text and flourishes. I would be lost without my spellbinders to finish with assorted hearts, flowers and borders.