Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is beautiful card featuring the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and the Flowers for Every Season 6” x 6” DSP! Whether it’s a birthday, a special occasion or just because, this card is perfect for the occasion! If you love sunflowers, then this stamp set and coordinating dies will not disappoint! AND this stamp set is also perfect for you to “practice” your Stampin’ Blends skills! Lol I’m also going to tell you a fun trick I used when stamping the sunflower!
The base layer is this design from the Flowers for Every Season 6” x 6” DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:
For the card front, you will need:
1. A 9” piece of the Just Jade Gingham Ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.
2. Cut a 1” x 3 ½” piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock and heat emboss the sentiment with White Emboss Powder.
3. You will need two of the Bumble Bee Enamel Dots, one each for the center of the sunflower, not pictured.
4. For the sunflowers, I first sponged Early Espresso ink on the sunflower and Shaded Spruce ink on the leaves and stamp on Thick Whisper White cardstock, you will do this twice. I used Light and Dark Just Jade Stampin’ Blends on the leaves, Light and Dark Daffodil Delight and Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends for the sunflower petals, and Light and Dark Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends for the sunflower center. I then used my Wink of Stella pen on the center and petals of the sunflower.
For the ribbon, I placed a strip of adhesive in the middle of the right side of the DSP base layer and placed the ribbon as shown:
I used dimensionals to adhere the heat embossed sentiment cardstock over the ribbon, adhered the bottom sunflower to the DSP base layer, and used dimensionals to adhere the other sunflower:
This completed piece is adhered to a Cinnamon Cider cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:
For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, use the sentiment from Floral Essence to stamp in Just Jade ink, and adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:
Isn’t this a great card? I really liked how sponging the ink onto the stamp turned out! For a little bit more detail for the sunflower coloring: I first colored the leaves in Light Just Jade and Dark Just Jade for the leaf detail. For the sunflower, I first used Light Daffodil Delight to fill in, Dark Daffodil Delight on the petal detail and went back with Dark Cajun Craze on the petal detail. For the center, I filled in with Light Cinnamon Cider, used Dark Cinnamon Cider for the middle of the center.
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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!