Monday, April 09, 2012

Happy Sunflower For You

Today is the CAS Challenge at SCS (CAS165 - Scallops).  I used a free digital stamp from Melonheadz after seeing Karen Dunbrook's blog ... thanks Karen!!

This happy sunflower is so sweet!  I paper-pieced him (yes, I've decided it is a "he"), and used the paper tole technique to give him layers.  On the second layer of the petals, I used my mat pack and stylus to gently push around the edges of the center so that the petal tips bent forwards.  I love how the sunflower turned out ... he has to much dimension.  Unfortunately, that's hard to capture in a photo - so it's definitely better in real life.   I also added a scalloped layer to the rim of the pot, a twine bow and a tag.  Hope you like.

"Happy Sunflower For You"

Stamps:  Happy Flower (Melonheadz Digital Stamps); Happy Moments - sentiment (SU!)
Paper:  Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie DP (SU!); Yellow gingham (unknown)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Accessories & Tools: Big Shot,  Large Scallop Circle die-cut (Sizzix), Circle die-cut (Spellbinders),Scallop shaped scissors,  Lemondrop Twine (the Twinery), hole punch, white gel pen, Tombow glue, sticky strips, adhesives, and glue dots

I printed off the image from Melonheadz Blog onto Whisper White cardstock.  I ran it through my Big Shot with the Circle die-cut.  I sponged Daffodil Delight ink around the edges before removing the die-cut ... this leaves a thin border of the original color (Whisper White).

I printed the image twice more, this time attaching pieces of  DP and colored cardstock with tape to printer paper before running it through the printer.  I cut the colored and patterned pieces out (two of each).

I glued one set the pieces onto the main image on the Whisper White cardstock.  With the second flower head, I used my mat pack and stylus to gently push around the edges of the center of the flower until the petals bent forward.  I added three evenly spaced rolled glue dots to the back of the flower head, at the base of the petals ... and added more glue to the center of the flower and mounted it on top of the main image.

I glued the orange center onto the middle of the flower and then added another layer of the orange center, popping it up with rolled glue dots.

I added the second set of leaves to the main image (not the stem), adding a rolled glue dot at the tip of each leaf and a dab of glue at the base.

For the pot, I used my shaped scissors to add a scallop at the bottom of the rim and then outlined it with my black marker.  I wrapped twine around the rim and tied a small bow, securing it with a dab of glue.

I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black ink onto the yellow gingham DP and then cut it out in a "tag" shape, adding a hole punch to the top.  I secured it to the rim of the pot, just under the twine, popping it up with a rolled glue dot to add dimension.

Finally, using a gel pen, I added a white dot in the center of each scallop.


Quick note:  I was contacted by Lura at Poppy Stamps (an offshoot from Memory Box).  She mentioned that some of the die-cuts that I listed as Memory Box, were actually Poppy Stamps dies.  Just wanted you to know in case you have had trouble finding the die cuts I have listed in my "recipes", that may be the problem.  When I bought them, they were all listed under "Memory Box" from Simon Says - so I thought they were all the same.  Now I know why some of the die cuts came in blue envelopes and some came in green :)



Susan said...

Lovely cheerful card, Loll!

I too have found the Memory Box vs Poppy Stamps dies issue confusing. My understanding is that Poppy Stamps is a little company started by the owner of Memory Box for his teenaged children to run, but Memory Box does all the designing - hence the confusion!

Pam Sparks said...

thanks for the happy sunshine added to my day Loll!!! This is adorable! So cute and sure to bring a smile to all!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to check your blog out too! I see you have lots and lots of wonderful things!!! I am looking forward to catching up on what you have posted in the past too. Still love you happy card!
Kathleen (lammie)