Thursday, September 16, 2021

Celebrate Sunflowers

 Hello my friends! 

Today's card was created for one of the challenges from the Business Expo and Creative Party. There are usually three challenges throughout the day. I was only able to participate in the first one as I had to leave before the other two were posted. This challenge was a colour challenge. Our card had to include white, yellow, orange and black. I should note as well that we only get about half an hour to come up with our challenge cards. Here is the card I came up with....

I used the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set. I stamped the larger sunflower on to Bumblebee cardstock and Pale Papaya cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I stamped two sunflowers on the Pale Papaya cardstock. I used the corresponding die from the Sunflower Dies set to cut out my flowers. To create the centers, I used the detailed die from the same set and cut out just the center from Basic Black cardstock. I had to trim off the petals but I am really pleased with how it turned out. I attached these centers to my flowers using adhesive.

I used a Basic White Thick card base. I attached the two Pale Papaya flowers to my card front using adhesive and attached the Bumblebee flower using dimensionals.

I stamped my sentiment from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set using Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a strip of Basic White cardstock. I used my paper snips to cut a banner end in the left edge of my sentiment piece. I used a piece of Linen Thread wrapped around the sentiment piece and tied it into a bow on the right edge. I attached this to my card using dimensionals.

At this point, I was out of time so I posted my card to the challenge page. The next day I went into my craft room and saw this card sitting on the table. I felt like it needed something else. I decided to add some Matte Black Dots. I feel like that completed the card.

What I used for today's card:

Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp

Sunflower Dies

Beauty of Friendship Stamp

Basic White Thick Cardstock

Pale Papaya Cardstock

Bumblebee Cardstock

Basic Black Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Linen Thread

Matte Black Dots

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. I am going to be sending it to a friend who is also a demonstrator. She is having some health issues and has had to step back from her Stampin' Up! business a little. I commend her for coming to such a difficult decision. I just want her to know that I'm thinking of her and hoping she is feeling better soon.

Stay well and keep creating!


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