Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sunflower Blessings

Howdy, friends!  Are you enjoying your fall weather?  Today is starting out rather warm and humid, but hopefully there is some rain on the way to cool things down for us.  I think by the end of the week, we should have some real fall temperatures!  I'm excited!  :-)

Today's card focuses on the sunflower and some warm fall colors. I started with a mustard card base and I added a dark brown layer. The vanilla background layer is a sheet of paper from the French Country 6x6 paper pad, and I stamped a rooster background (Impression Obsession) on it with Antique Linen distress ink. I wanted a very pale and distressed stamping so I lightly tapped the inkpad over the rooster background and gently pressed it onto the vanilla paper. I love how it turned out! Then I stamped the sentiment from Autumn Blessings in dark brown ink onto the bottom left corner of the paper.

Next, I cut two strips of paper from the same French Country 6x6 paper pad (solid red and dark brown text), and then cut notches in the bottom with scissors. I layered them on the right side of the paper, overlapping them slightly. A strip of mustard cardstock was cut with the Anastasia border die (Cheery Lynn Designs) and adhered at the top of the card.

Some leaves were cut from olive cardstock using the Rose Leaf strip die (Cheery Lynn Designs) and glued down onto the card. The Sunflower die was cut twice from a soft yellow paper from the French Country 6x6 paper pad. I sponged the tips with mustard ink and adhered the two sunflowers together. The center of the sunflower was cut from brown cardstock and then I added some sparkle to it by embossing it with Brown Fizz embossing powder. Isn't that a gorgeous shimmery brown??

I love the warm colors on this card and that touch of glittery goodness on the flower. You can still see the piercing through the embossing powder - so cool! If I would have covered this with glitter, it would have covered up all the intricate piercing that happens when you die cut this sunflower center.

Thanks for stopping by to visit! I hope you have a wonderful day. :-)

Stop by and visit Classy Cards 'n Such to see all the wonderful products they carry.  There are tons of dies in the store, and I probably own 95% of them by now!  LOL  Feel free to use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your order when you shop at Classy Cards 'n Such.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Sparkle 'n Sprinkle - Anything Goes with EP, Glitter, or Flocking  (I used Brown Fizz ep.)
Word Art Wednesday #101 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #63 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards #50 - Autumn
Sister Act #28 - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes


Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is so pretty.... Love the texture on the middle of the sunflower!

Monica said...

Such a sunny pretty card. Love the sunflower.

Beth Norman said...

This is so pretty. I love anything sunflowers. Glad you're excited about some fall weather. It's our Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and the weather is delightful. So glad we had a warm day for the outdoor potluck today.

Jan Garber said...

Great use of these die cuts and sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Stampin for the Weekend!\Jan

Rebekah said...

Stunning work Thanks for sharing with us at SFTW hugs Rebekah xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such pretty fall colors! Love the added sparkle to the sunflower center! Thanks for joining us over at the Sparkle N Sprinkle challenge!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the fall colors and especially the added brown sparkle to the center of the flower. Thanks for sharing your art work over at Sparkle N Sprinkle!

Barbara Bruder said...

What a beautiful fall card!! Really like how you embossed the center os the sunflower!! Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month. Come back soon. Hugs, Barbara { personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

Joanne said...

Such a lovely card! I love the touch of lace across the top. And a beautiful sentiment too. A perfect card for our Autumn challenge at CC&CC. Thanx so much for playing along with us at CC&CC. Joanne