Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sunflower Birthday

Hi everyone.  Today's card is the this week's Color Challenge at SCS (CC430 - Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight) ... or the closest colors you have.  I am loving the new Pear Pizzazz ... it's not new, new ... it was an In-Color, but has returned to SU! as one of the new permanent colors, so I bought the paper, ink and pen and am ready to go!  I also used washi tape on this card ... although it just looks like a strip of yellow gingham paper (with the sentiment stamped on top).  I could have used the same paper as the sunflower, but the washi was handy ... love how it adheres so easily and also easy to reposition if you make a mistake (bonus!!).

After making the main panel, I was going to just pop it up on the white card base, but really felt it needed something more.  So I added a 1" strip of Old Olive just under the bottom of the main panel to ground it.  I like how it turned out ... it's just a little different.  Hope you like.

Stamps:  Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz (SU!); Yellow Gingham (Making Memories)
Ink:  Black, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Sunflower die (C.C. Designs), Tender Leaves die (Memory Box), Yellow Gingham Washi tape (SU!), sponge, stylus and mat, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals

The sunflower is two layers of yellow gingham, with the top layer shaped with the stylus and mat .  The center is cut from Pear Pizzazz cardstock (as is the leaves) and the edges are sponged with Old Olive ink.  The center is also shaped with the stylus and mat and the popped up in the center of the sunflower.

Here's a close-up:


  1. Loll that flower is absolutely adorable! I guess we both were into yellow gingham today!!

  2. Putting that strip of Olive behind the sentiment was brilliant! And the random piercing on the center of the flower is too! You've taken a very simple card and made it a WOW creation!

    1. I wish I could take credit for the piercing on the flower center to make it look like seeds, but it is actually part of the die-cut. I do love C.C. Design dies - they put a lot of thought into the dies. Loll xx

  3. You are enjoying that plaid! I am too. Love it and you should take credit for that!

  4. Very sweet card, I love the plaid!! Wonderful job loll.

  5. Beautiful card. Your idea to ground the focal piece was inspired. It added just the right pop of color to draw the eye around. Love your gingham washi tape. Is it SU? Haven't seen that pattern. Love it. I'm into yellow checks lately it seems! Gorgeous elegant summery cool looking card. TFS

  6. This is cute with a capitol C, Lolly! Just adorable!! I haven't thought about stamping on the Washi, so thanks for that "well, duh" moment! (I love those!) I see you used SU! black, so that's good to know. I suspect some inks might schmear on the Washi. That strip of old olive behind really add dimension, good call!! xxoo Dolly

  7. Very pretty card-beautiful colour combination and i just love that Sunflower die :)
    essa xx

  8. Beautiful card Loll, love the design and the colours :) Cathy x

  9. This card is gorgeous Loll. Love the fresh, crisp colours and that sunflower is gorgeous.

    Karen x

  10. That sunflower is so pretty, Loll! And the strip of old olive definitely adds to the design.

  11. A stunning card the gorgeous sun flower


  12. Well I can say that this card looks awesome in real life! I love my birthday card, Loll. Thanks you so much. It is standing proudly in my lounge room up on my cabinet. You will see your card candy in action soon. Thank you so very much xx


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