Sunday, June 3, 2018

Charming Gardeners

Back again on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.  

Today I have a pretty 'sunflower' to share with you. 
I changed up the colors to make it not look so much like a Fall flower.

Using the Cheery Lynn Sunflower Set I cut my petals 3 times in 3 different shades of blue, then sponged the petal edges using a blue ink.  Then I just layered them together topping with a center, that I die cut twice.  I think it is so bright and happy in these shades of blue!  I die cut my stem and leaves from 2 different shades of green card stock, assembled and placed it all together on a Memory Box Sideshow Tickets die cut, this is a retiring set.  I layered that with a piece of white card stock which I added a bit of texture to using a Darice Embossing Folder, Basket Weave.

I also added a Memory Box Orbitz Circle underneath my focal panel as an accent. 
This is also a retiring set, so get em' while they're hot!

I stamped my sentiment in Island Indigo ink, sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder
and heat set, all on a Vellum  strip.  Sentiment by Gina K Designs, Friends.

Enamel Dots.
Button & Twine.

So much dimension--you know I loooooove that!

This card will also be entered into the following Challenges;

Scrapy Land, Anything Goes!
CropStop, Party #39.
Simon Says Work It Wednesday, Summer.

Here's What I Used:

Cheery Lynn Designs - Sunflower Set

RETIRED - Memory Box Dies - Sideshow Tickets

RETIRED - Memory Box Dies - Orbitz Circle

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  1. Absolutely beautiful card!! I love how your color choice totally changes the look of that sunflower! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop with this beauty!

  2. Hi, Donna! Saying "beautiful card" does not begin to describe how your masterpiece touches my heart! It truly is gorgeous - but there is something about the sweet sentiment on vellum, the lovely, cool colors, the textures, layers and shapes, that really melts my heart. It's a wonderful card! Truly lovely. hugs, de

  3. Oh Donna, this is one of my favorite flower dies and I just love it in blue! You are so good at thinking outside of the box. Send a little of your creative imagination my way, would you? The ticket and doily are a nice backdrop too. Love, love LOVE this!

  4. I admire your creativeness when it comes to making cards. This change of color in the flower is an amazing and powerful example of what I mean. All of the detail and the dimension are splendid. I wonder if Penny will be a paper gardener too?

  5. What a fabulous selection of dies you have used!. Your card is absolutely stunning! xx

  6. Super pretty, I love the blue theme. Great idea to layer those flowers, and I really like the embossing panel and that beautiful Orbit Circle adds just the right amount of texture. And yes, I wonder if Penny will be a paper gardener too!! That just makes me smile!

  7. Oh, so pretty! You might already know that I like sunflowers...they're my favorite! :o)

  8. This is so awesome. I love all the blue and what a fantastic layout as well.

  9. Fabulous,Donna. I love the layering and shades of blue. I agree with Barb, you are always thinking outside every box so the sky is the limit. I wish sunflowers were blue.

  10. Wow Outstanding!! I totally love the blue sunflower, like the idea of using different shades of blue, I just love the design of the card too, put together perfectly!!