Sunday, April 17, 2016

Thinking of You Sunflower

My card is mostly done with die cuts today. I did however stamp the sentiment which is from the Gina K. Designs Simply the Best stamp set. I made it into a Thinking of You card so that it can be used for many occasions. I chose the Gina K. Designs card stocks and inks in the colors of Edible Eggplant and Lovely Lavender.


I know these are not the traditional colors for a sunflower but I thought that it would look more similar to a huge daisy instead. And, since I only had holly leaves I used them for my leaves on the flower.  The butterfly is an embossing die cut so in order to have the embossed design show up more I first inked it up before I die cut it. And, I used that elegant looking card cover for the background and added the sentiment which was stamped onto another oval die cut. After all was assembled I added some bling to the butterfly, flower and the sentiment oval.

I forgot to add that the sunflower is made from some background paper I made with the wax embossing resist technique in which I sponged on Lovely Lavender ink.


I know this second photo shows up being more like navy but it is indeed the same card and try as I might I just could not get it to show the true colors. But maybe seeing the card from a different angle might show off more of the dimension of the die cuts used.

I used the following Cheery Lynn Designs dies:
Card Cover Maker #4 CAFR-11
DL 121 Sunflower
B183 Holly Leaves
XM-7 Oval-Classic
D130 Butterfly Bundles

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Scrapy Land Blog Challenge
Cheery Lynn Designs Blog Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and as always I so love to see your comments. They are all so appreciated.

God bless,
Verna

17 comments:

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous card!!! Thank you for joining Scrapy Land challenge with this beauty!
Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty, V! It's a lovely die! The layered daisy is wonderful! Hugs,de

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous background and beautiful flower.

Lisa Babitz said...

That's a really pretty background die, and I love the texture and dimension of the flower you made.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous creation Verna! Love the purple hues. The waxed resist technique looks great on the sunflower.

Barbara said...

Fabulous background and that daisy is a very nice touch. You have so much texture here. Are you able to get STV now? Just wondering.

Judy Woodland said...

Stunning, simply stunning. That die cut background is gorgeous, and I love that you did kind of a monochrome thing. Your flower is perfect, as is your butterfly. Gorgeous card!

Patti said...

You are the sweetest "flower child" in Blogland Verna!! : ) Loving this delightful card and the colors you selected for it are perfect! : )

Have a wonderful day!!
Patti

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful! Love the purple and delicate background!

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE the non traditional colors, they are elegant and beautiful! That sunflower is gorgeous!

kittykat3308 said...

Just beautiful

Kathleen

Eva said...

Verna, this is just beautiful!!! Love that background and just the overall look of your card! Thank you so much for joining us in this week's Cheery Lynn Designs challenge and good luck!

Bonnie Garby said...

Gorgeous card Verna - I love me some purple and the mix of die cuts is stunning! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

Asha said...

WOW! Those diecuts are seriously gorgeous!
x Asha

Juliz Design Post said...

Fabulous card Verna, aren't the Cardmaker dies amazing ! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
Julie x

Corina said...

Love your flower and the wax resist detail. Thank you for joining in on the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Karen D. said...

looks so pretty mf....love the look!

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