Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sunflower Card

Hello!!  I know I haven't posted in a while, it's been a long few months, but I'm back!!  And I have a very special project to share with you today!  Today is my day to over at She's A Sassy Lady and this is the project I created! This card is dedicated to a dear friend of mine, Susie, who passed away in June.  Her favorite flower is the Sunflower.  Susie loved making cards and sunflowers, so what better way to honor her memory than to make a sunflower card!


I started out by stamping my sunflower on vellum using espresso dye based ink.  I then stamped my sentiment, from the CTMH Treasure Life stamp set.


I have been experimenting with blending colored pencils!  Just plain old crayola colored pencils!  I used odorless mineral spirits and a paper nib to blend the colors!  You can purchase odorless mineral spirits at Walmart for just a few dollars!


The card base is just plain brown cardstock, as is the yellow.  I cut the yellow card stock down by 1/4 in so that they would layer nicely.  The first yellow layer I put through my cuttlebug to add texture and the second yellow piece was attached to the vellum using my xyron.  That way you can't see any adhesive!!


I used some foam to pop up the top layer of the card!  I don't like to pop things up too high, just enough to bring attention to the stamped vellum!  Then, to finish this card off, I wrapped some twine around the card twice and finished it off with a bow!


I hope that you enjoyed my creation today!!  I really enjoyed making it and I know my dear friend is looking down and smiling!!  Have a great week my friends!!

4 comments:

  1. Lovely coloring job. Sorry about your loss. Good friends are hard to find.

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    1. Charlotte, thank you for your kind words! She was a one of a kind person. I learned so much from her, not just about paper crafting, but about love and life!!

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  2. Very pretty, the coloring is fantastic.

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    1. Lisa, thank you so much for your kind words!!

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