Pink Daffodils … why not?

What colors do Daffodils come in?

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From what I have seen (and Googled) … Daffodils are usually all yellow or white with a yellow or orange center. Some fancy ones are a creamy white with a peachy, pink center. But beyond that Daffodils seem to be very content with their narrow color palette. Good thing I am not a Daffodil, I think I would eventually get bored of yellow.

Don’t get me wrong, the color Yellow is joyful and happy … definitely a “sunny” color, but today I decided to throw caution to the wind a challenge Mother Nature (in a good way – lol!) and make my daffodils a happy & peppy … pink! I think they look happy being a new color. 

If you have ever seen Daffodils in a different color than what I mentioned above… please, share it with me, I would love to know. 🙂

And speaking of “peppy pink”, here is a blast from the past with some happy, pink pansies!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous & inky day!
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Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you today.

Lynn • JeanneTammy

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(CARD #1) Stamps: Multi Step Spring Daffodils, Multi Step Brush Strokes, and Make a Big Statement from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Soft Sky from SU! Fairway from Stardream.
Inks: (all Memento Inks) 
Daffodils: flowers – Step #4 – Love Letter, Step #3 – Rose Bud, Step #2 – Lulu Lavender, Step #1 – Angel Pink. leaves – Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #3 – Olive Grove.
Dragonfly: Step #2 – Tuxedo Black, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Tiny Dragonflies: London Fog (one full stamping and the other, stamp off 1x).
Brush Stoke (for grass): Step #4 – Cottage Ivy, Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves + Pistachio, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Sentiment: Stone Blue (Catherine Pooler).
Embellishments: Pop dots and Gelly Roll Clear Star pen (daffodils’ stamens and sentiment).

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(CARD #1) Stamps: 3 Step PansyVintage Words and Mix it Up! (the tiny heart) from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper:
Paper: White Exact. from Wausau. Stardream – Mars. Metallic Rosebud from The Paper Company. Shimmer White and Bravo Burgundy from SU!
Ink: (all SU!)
Large Light Pink – Step #1 – Pink Pirouette, Step #2 Pretty in Pink, Step #3 Regal Rose, Step #4 Rose Red, #5 Bravo Burgundy.
Large Med. Pink – Step #1 – Pretty in Pink, Step #2 Regal Rose, Step #3 Rose Red, Step #4 Riding Hood Red, Step #5 – Bravo Burgundy.
Small Dark Pink – Step #1 – Regal Rose, Step #2 Rose Red, Step #3 Riding Hood Red, Step #4 Bravo Burgundy, Step #5 – Basic Black.
Sentiment – Bravo Burgundy.
Embellishments: Classic and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities. Pink velvet ribbon from Michael’s. Adhesive Pearl rhinestones from Marcella K. Sakura Clear Star pen for some sparkle.
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New Stamps are in the Kitchen… once again!

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3 New Stamp Sets are available starting today!

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Back in February, I asked KSS followers what stamps they would like to see next? When I saw Dogwood and Daffodils mentioned, I had to agree that we were long overdue for some fresh flowers! The 3rd set is a sentiment set & the companion set to Whole Family.

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All 3 new sets can all be found under “What’s New”,  but here is a quick look…

Multi-Step Enchanted Dogwood

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Enchanted Dogwood – Color Recipe

 

Multi-Step Spring Daffodils

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Spring Daffodils – Color Recipe

 

Words 4 Celebrating

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New stamps aren’t the only happy news at KSS … Jeanne Frontz & Tammy Hershberger will be sharing their designs with us for a spell! Welcome ladies!

Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using today’s new stamps.

Lynn • JeanneTammy

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(CARD #1) Stamps: Multi Step Spring Daffodils and Words 4 Celebrating from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Yo-Yo Yellow and Always Artichoke from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks) 
Daffodils: flowers – Step #4 – Peanut Brittle, Step #3 – Cantaloupe + Dandelion, Step #2 – Dandelion, Step #1 – Dandelion so 1x. leaves – Step #1 – Pistachio, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #3 – Northern Pine.
Dragonfly: Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 – Summer Sky. Tiny Dragonflies: London Fog.
Sentiment: Paris Dusk
Embellishments: none.
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(CARD #2) Stamps:  Multi Step Enchanted Dogwood and Words 4 Celebrating from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Punch and Vista from Stardream
Inks: (all Memento Inks) 
Dogwood: BLUE – Step #4 – Pistachio, Step #3 – Summer Sky 2x’s, Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – Summer Sky so 1x, Step #5 – Olive Grove. PINK – Step #4 – Pistachio, Step #3 – Rose Bud, Step #2 – Angel Pink, Step #1 – Angel Pink so1x, Step #5 – Olive Grove.
Tree Brach and Leaves: Step #3x – Espresso Truffle, Step #2x – Rich Cocoa, Step #1xy – New Sprout, Step #2y – Olive Grove, Step #3y – Northern Pine. Other Leaves: Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Sentiment: Paris Dusk & Rose Bud. Card edges sponged with Paris Dusk.
Embellishments: none.

Encore Hummingbird

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Hummingbird-with-zinnia2It is the first week in February and 3/4 of the world is dealing with freezing cold weather but in So. Calif, it has felt like Spring!

I am ignoring Mr. Groundhog’s predicted of another 6 weeks of Winter, and sharing a bit of Spring anyway! I hope no one minds seeing a repeat performance from Mr. Hummingbird accompanied by a couple of sunny orange Zinnias.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on last Friday’s Flash Back Giveaway …  for a chance to win a set of Multi-Step Invisible Snowman, and if you already have that set and win… you’ll be able to choose a different small set. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and

please check out the beautiful Valentine card from Lynn McAuley.

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Stamps:  Multi-Step Hummingbirds and Multi-Step Zinnia from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Stardream Kunzite & Cappuccino from Neenah. Marmalade Blast from Bazzill Basics. Perfect Plum from SU!
Inks(Memento unless noted)
Hummingbird: [Head] Step #3a – Tuxedo Black, Step #2a – Paris Dusk, Step #1a – Rose Red (add Rich Cocoa to beak). [Body] Step #6a – Paris Dusk,  #5a – Bamboo Leaves, Step #4a – Pear Tart. Step 8a – Love Letter. Sponge Rich Cocoa to feet.
Zinnia: Step #5 – Grape Jelly, Step #4 –  Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 – Love Letter, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. Leaves: [variation#1] Step#3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. [variation#2] Step#3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Sentiment: French Lilac (Palette)
Embellishments: Chevron embossing folder – Darcie, Classic  Rectangles Nestibilities, 1/4″ Perfect Plum grosgrain ribbon – SU!, Stamp paper edgers – Fiskers, and pop-up dots.

Heartfelt Sympathy

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Today I have two sympathy cards to share. The first card I used Multi-Step Lilies and Words of Comfort & Joy on the inside. The second card uses 3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet and the sentiment is from 3 Step Daisy.

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To quote Forrest Gump, “That’s all I have to say about that.”

Please check out the beautiful winter scene card from Lynn McAuley.

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Lily Card – Stamps:  Multi Step Lilies, Big & Bold Swashes, (Sentiments): Words of Comfort & Joy, Other Important People, and 3 Step Hearts & Roses from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest Solar White, and Stardream Quartz from Neenah. Shimmery White, Certainly Celery, and Soft Sky from SU! Sponge edges with Olive Grove.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Lilies: (Flower) Step #5 – Rich Cocoa, Step #4 – London Fog, Step #3 – New Sprout, Step #2 – London Fog so 1x, Step #1 – Frost White (Color Box) 2x’s . (Leaves & Stem) Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Sentiment: Onyx Black (Versa Fine) followed by Tuxedo Black.
Swash: Pistachio. After stamping sentiment, stamp again with VersaMark and Kaleidoscope embossing powder. 
Embellishments: On flowers only – Rock Candy Stickles. Octagon & Scalloped Octagon Nestabilities from Spellbinders.

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Tulip Card – Stamps:  3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet and  3 Step Daisy (sentiment) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest Stardream Quartz and Kunzite from Neenah. Shimmery White from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Tulips: Step #4 – Elderberry, Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Sweet Plum, Lulu Lavender. Leaves & Stem: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Sentiment: Elderberry.
Embellishments: Silk lavender ribbon from my stash.

Daisy in perfect alignment

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I recently had a request for some suggestions for lining up the set, 3 Step Daisy. I thought some visuals would be helpful.

First, here is a card I did a while ago. As you can see the smaller daisy is certainly not lined up.

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I was playing around and did this on purpose for a couple of reasons. 1)  I was trying to create a thin petal and fuller looking daisy and 2) to show that this set is one of the few multi-step sets form KSS that is pretty forgiving when it comes to lining up each step. Now, with that said, on to the visuals that will put your daisies in perfect alignment.

To begin, my suggestion is to start by stamping the center of the daisy (no number) in the darkest color you planning on using. This daisy center was stamped using Espresso Truffle (Memento).

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 Yes, I am asking you to stamp in the opposite order and not follow the standard order of Steps 1, 2, 3 (you will have to trust me). The ink rule still applies. Smallest step number = lightest color ink. Largest step number = darkest color ink. Next, lining up Step #3.

When lining up the next stamp (Step #3), look for “peaks” and valleys” to help identify “target points” for positioning the stamp over of the previous image.

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This example shows Step #3, image side down, over the previously stamped image. By stamping in reverse order, it is easier to see that step #3 creates an outline of space following the peaks and valleys around the top half of the daisy center. Because the spacing is evenly spaced around the peaks and valleys, this entire spot is used for lining up Step #3. Try and check at least 3 different spots to ensure the proper alignment. SIDE NOTE: This is what I really love about multi-step stamping with the MISTI, at this point, after I have positioned the next stamp (as seen above) exactly where it belongs, I just close the MISTI lid on top of the stamp. When I open the lid again, the stamp is now stuck to the lid in the perfect spot for stamping!

Step-3Step #3 was stamped using Potter’s Clay (Memento).

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Next Step #2. This sample shows the following spots as target points for alignment: a set of dimples at the top of the “flat petal” (top of example), a long and narrow peak to the right of the “flat petal”, and a valley on the opposite side of the daisy (at the bottom of example).

Step-2Step #2 was stamped using Morocco (Memento).

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The last stamp is Step #1. In addition to positioning the stamp as the arrows indicate the target points, look for a slight “space” outline at the top of the “flat petal” and around the solid petals at the bottom. This space should remain the same thickness at the top and at the bottom of the daisy.

Step-1Step #1 was stamped using Tangelo (Memento).

This is the end result when finished. I think stamping in reverse order really helps to SEE where each stamp fits by surrounding the previous step.

Let me know what you think. Which order do you prefer to multi-step stamp … standard order or reverse order? Please let me know if this tutorial helped you with lining up your 3-Step Daisy stamps.

A PDF of this tutorial can be found HERE.

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Card above – Stamps:  3 Step Daisy from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest Classic Cream from Neenah. Always Artichoke and Crushed Curry from SU!.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Large Daisy: Step #1 – Dandelion, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Center: Tuxedo Black. 
Leaves: Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves.
Small Daisy: Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 (again and shifted) – Tangelo, Step #1 – Dandelion, Center: Tuxedo Black.
Ladybug: Step #2 – Tuxedo Black, Step #1 – Rhubarb Stalk.
Sentiment: Northern Pine.
Embellishments: True Thyme Ribbon from SU!.