Wednesday, June 16, 2021

sunflower cards!

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Rosemary here with two cards that I made with the brand new Sweet Sunflower die set and Sweet Sunflower stamp set.  This is part of the June release from A Jillian Vance Design.  This new release is AWESOME!  I love the Sweet Sunflower die and actually made a couple other projects that I will be sharing at a later date.   I actually got the idea for the cards I'm sharing today as I was making the other projects.   Here is a photo of the two cards together:

Here are the cards individually:

This is a mini slimline card.  I die cut the kraft cardstock with the largest Mini Slim Backdrop die.   I then die cut the Sweet Sunflower from some fun yellow polka dot patterned paper and the leaf from green polka dot patterned paper.  I also die cut the stem from the green polka dot paper (unfortunately I don't know which die set it belongs to!).   Additional pieces were cut from scrap cardstock.   I temporarily adhered the outline of the sunflower to the panel and then inlaid the pieces of the petals starting with the pieces cut from scrap paper.  Once I had the first layer down I carefully removed the outline and layered on the rest of the petals.  I adhered the stem and then adhered the leaf using the same method for the sunflower.   I was so excited to make the card that I made the mistake of putting the panel on my card base not thinking that it might be hard to stamp the sentiment.  I was able to to stamp the sentiment, but it would have turned out better if I had just waited!   Added some clear sequins for a bit of sparkle. 

This card happened because I looked at the outline piece that I didn't use for the first card and thought to myself "I really should use that for a card".  I layered the other outlines behind the yellow polka dot one and set it aside.    I pulled out distress oxide inks in Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber and ink blended the large circle on a piece of white cardstock.   The panel was then die cut with the largest Stitched Dot rectangle die.  Once, again, I was so excited to get the card put together that I didn't think to wait until I had the stamp set to put the card together.  I adhered outline just around the center circle so there would be some lift to the petals.  I added brown sequins to the center and then popped up the panel on a kraft cardstock base using the AJVD 3D foam tape.  When I got the stamp set I tried to stamp the sentiment, but this time it did not work.  So I die cut a sentiment strip using the Sentiment Strips 2.0 die set, stamped the sentiment, trimmed it down and adhered it to my card front.  Problem solved!

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Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!



Greta said...

Absolutely brilliant! Really love both of these, Rosemary! You're always an inspiration!

Lisa Elton said...

Swoon, polka dot sunflowers! These are both delightful Rosemary. Great way to use up all of those pieces parts!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beauties, Rosemary - love the sunflower both ways!!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous card and ideas Rosemary. Happy cards.
Faith x