Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fall Sunflower

I am soooooo excited to say I have returned to the  Dies R Us Design Team!

This Design Team is chalked full of so many talented ladies, some of whom I know dearly and others I am looking forward to getting to know!
Now on with the show.......

I used this fabulous Cheery Lynn Sunflower Set.  Isn't it just glorious?  I die cut the Sunflower twice so I could offset and layer it to add some depth and dimension.  I also sponged the edges to do the same.  Small Flourish from the Gina K Designs stamp set, Sentimental Summer.   
Look at all of that texture you get just by die cutting, such great embossed detail!
On my sentiment panel I stamped a small Sunflower and sentiment.  Both from Power Poppy stamp sets; In Praise Of Sunflowers and Olive And Oak.  Colored with Copic Markers, ink in Pear Pizzazz.  I also added these fantastic Cheery Lynn Wheat Heads.  They always work so well on Fall cards or bouquets of flowers.  Button, Twine and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Dandelion for accents.

Here you can see how the petals can be curled up for even more dimension, this was done by simply gluing down the center of each flower, nothing more.
Here are direct links to the products I used:
This card will also be entered in to the Challenges at;
Stamping Sensations, Autumn Glory
Penny Black, Close To Nature
Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes
I hope you enjoyed this creation as much as I enjoyed making it!
And remember come join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store
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  1. Congratulations on your return Donna, so well deserved! A beautiful sunflower card, fabulous dies you have used and I love the curled petals! xx

  2. Yay! Yay! YAY! You're back! Your card is so pretty and makes me want to pull that die out and give it some love. The wheat is a great addition with the sunflower!

  3. So happy to have you on the team and Judy too. This is going to be a fun 6 months or more. I love sunflowers and by just adding a second layer, it really pops. I see some thing interesting peeking from the inside too.

  4. Yay, we are all on the team together!!! How fun! This is such a sunny, happy card. I'm so partial to sunflowers, especially in the fall when they are in their full glory. I love how you have layered the two colors together and then the button and Nuvos are the perfect final touch. Really great card!!!

  5. So PRETTY!! I love this sunflower die but not sure I have it..hmmm....a beautiful design...and welcome back to the DRU team.....so fun!!

  6. Congratulations, Donna! They are so FORTUNATE to have you - such talent and enthusiasm, and always imaginatively using dies - and yes, I can see why you are in love with this sunflower, its gorgeous the way you have layered, distressed, and popped it up! Beautiful card! hugs, de

  7. So pretty! You might already know that I love sunflowers! lol Yay for you being back at Dies R Us! :o)

  8. Sorry I'm late to the party! LOL This card is AWESOME! LOVE the size, the layering, the sentiment panel ... well, I just love it all! Great START to your return which I'm very happy about! HUGS

  9. Congrats on being back on the team, this is just Gorgeous!! Love the dimension you gave to it and that die does have great detail, just Beautiful!

  10. I love that big bold sunflower and the button and twine are perfect for this design. Well done!

  11. Oh, my! I just love sunflowers and I love the way you used two shades of yellow to make yours. This is a great card design and I love everything about it. Congratulations on being on the Dies R Us Design team too.

  12. Oooooo how I love sunflowers!! All the dimension really makes this amazing. Oh yea, congrats on being back on the Dies R us team

  13. Beautiful card! Love that amazing sunflower!! So pretty!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  14. A beautiful card with a lovely sunflower! Congratulations on your new DT job and thank you for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  15. Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts Stamping Sensations challenges, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  16. Wonderful creation! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
    x Daniela (DT)