Daffodil Bunch of love

The stamps by Stampendous are always on the list of my favorites and their Daffodil Bunch cling stamp is on my “go to” list also. It’s very versatile so easy to use. The flowers are large enough for easy shading and being that I am not a skilled realism artist that is a huge plus for me. The image also has enough detail that it is also stunning when simply heat embossed on a dramatic background.

For this card I stamped the image with archival ink then put blotchy watercolors in appropriate areas and splattered each color randomly. When that was dry, I added detail and shading with colored pencils then re-stamped the image to intensify the outline. I trimmed the Canson XL panel and embossed it with a We Are Memory Keepers embossing folder. The sentiment is stamped on vellum with versafine onyx black and clear heat embossed then wrapped around the panel. I mounted that on a black cardstock mat the attached everything to a 4 1/4 × 5 1/2 top folding note card.

I plan to send this card to a life-long friend who is going through a rough patch. She knows that I love her, I tell her every day when we talk on the phone, but sending this handmade card will be a little piece of my love she can hold in her hand.

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