Who said sunflowers can’t be pink and purple? I had fun with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and my Water Painters! You can follow along for instructions, and see my supplies in the Product List below. The stamp set and dies can be purchased separately, but you’ll save 10% by purchasing the bundle.
Today’s Step-by-Step Instructions:
Cut Thick Whisper White Cardstock to 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, fold in the middle at 4 1/4″ to make your card base.
Cut regular weight, Whisper White Cardstock to 4″ X 5 1/4″.
The sentiment, “Thanks A Bunch,” is from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink. You will stamp it in the middle of the layer, but wait until you complete the flowers to make sure it isn’t hidden by their petals.
Stamp one sunflower in Magenta Madness Ink, and one in Gorgeous Grape Ink, on Shimmery White Cardstock. Use the Water Painter tool (medium brush) to watercolor the flowers.
How? Dip the brush on the ink pad, then squeeze the water painter over scratch paper until water fills the brush. Swipe it across the scratch paper to see the color you will get, paint away, and repeat.
I fussy cut the flowers to eliminate the white border, but there is a die for cutting, if you prefer. Plus, you could paint beyond the outline, so the border would be colored. Or, you could cut first, then paint. Lots of options.
Use the outline die (in the first photo) to cut two sunflowers from Whisper White Cardstock. Attach them to the watercolored flowers with glue, just around the circular portion, leaving the petals free.
Glue the flowers in each corner of the layer, and trim the overhang with Paper Snips. I applied glue (on the back of the flowers) along the corner to the end of the circle, leaving the petals free, so they could be lifted.
Stamp the three leaves in Bermuda Bay Ink, cut with their die, and attach. I glued two flat, and raised one on Dimensionals.
I was inspired by two challenges. My colors are from TGIF.
And, my layout is from CAS(E) this sketch.
My August Host Code Gift
Add my Host Code (N7AQURB2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of August, and I will send the Greenery Embossing Folders to you in September.
* 2 folders
* 6-1/4″ x 3-3/8″ (15.9 x 8.6 cm)
* Use with a die-cutting and embossing machine
My August Drawing Prize
This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired, approximately 100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in August.
You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping bag! I’ll announce the winner September 1st.
If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit for $99.00 that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, and FREE SHIPPING. The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine has arrived for Demonstrators. Customers can order it September 1st, but if you want it now, you can put it in your Starter Kit!
Click here to join and get your Starter Kit:
Click here to see a video of my favorite August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Products.
Thank you for stopping by! Let’s have a fabulous summer month!