Hello all my crafty friends,
Todays cards is one of my favorites. why? You may ask! I absolutely fricken LOVE SUNFLOWERS. I love sunflowers so much that I have them tattooed on my body and plan to get more.
I decided to take time today to make a card surrounding the theme of sending cheer. This world has so much strife that cheer is what we all really need right now!
LETS GET STARTED
What you need:
- 3 pieces of 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” White card stock
- die cutting machine
- Nesting dies
- Flower stamp set
- Small sentiment
- Double sided foam tape
- Glue runner tape
- A2 size card base
- Black ink
- Dry embossing folder
- Rubber embossing mat
Keep in mind:
You can use any products you have in stock and still achieve a fabulous card. I will mention the specific product I used throughout the tutorial. I do not have affiliation nor do I get paid to advertise for any of the products I use. I am just a big fan.
Using two nesting dies from Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles I die cut two rectangular card stock pieces. One smaller than the other.
Placing the two rectangular card stock pieces in a honey comb dry embossing folder, I ran them through my Sizzix Big Shot.
Next was my absolute favorite part! Stamping and coloring.
Using my Gina K Jet Black Amalgam ink, I stamped several images from the Avery Elle Sunflowers stamp set ( pictured below ) I initially planned to use all the images but decided to keep the card simple and only used the larger of the sunflowers,
Once the stamping was done, I used Y38 to color the shadowy parts of my sunflower.
Using Y17 I overlapped my marker strokes to color the midtown of the sunflower.
Using Y35 I colored in the lightest area of my sunflower
Using my darkest shade of brown ( E39 ) I follow the lines of the middle of the flower
Next using E37 I overlapped the lightest color
Finally I filled in the white spaces using E35 and also filled in the circle twig wreath with the same color.
Finish up the stamped images by cutting them out leaving a small white border.
Next I used the smallest of my rectangle stitch dies and die cut a white piece of card stock that I colored in with Y35 to match the sunflower.
On top of the colored in small square I stamped the Sending Cheer sentiment from the sunflower stamp set.
Finally I placed together the card. I used double sided foam tape on the largest embossed stitched rectangle . I placed the smaller embossed stitched rectangle on top of the larger embossed rectangle using glue runner tape. Once these embossed rectangles are together I placed them directly on top of a 4 1/4” x 51/2” piece of white card stock.
On top of the stitched embossed rectangles I glued down the twig wreath and leaves and popped the sunflower in the middle on top of some double sided foam tape. Finally I placed the sentiment strip on top directly in the middle using two pieces of double sided foam tape stacked together.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did and may we all have some cheer in our lives to look forward to.
Keep smiling my crafty friends! If you have something you’d like a tutorial on or have questions feel free to comment below!