Friday, October 22, 2021

Peeking Sunflowers

Once again I had to use the stencil called Peeking Sunflowers from Stamplorations. It is in the Artplorations division. And the colors I used were supposed to resemble one of the images on the mood board at Double D's Challenge which is Sunflowers. So without further ado here is the card I created and tried to capture fairly close the colors on the board.



For this card I stenciled in the sunflowers with white pigment ink on black card stock. And, then I overlapped with some mixes of deep reds and purples to create the flowers with a bit of color. The next step was to add some Gina K. Designs clear embossing powder and heat set it. Well, of course, when I did the stenciled design I got some white ink outside of the stencil onto the black card base so I had to find a way to cover that up. So to the rescue was some Washi tape from Altenew which I thought was a fairly close match to the colors. The sentiment die is from the Cutplorations division of Artplorations and the finishing touches were some white pearls and some Posco white paint marks in the sunflower centers.

I lined the inside of the card with white paper so that I could stamp or write a message when I am ready to send it off. And, that was my card. Below is the photo of the mood board. This way you can see why I chose to try this color combo for it.



This was supposed to be done yesterday but instead we entertained insurance salesmen for over two hours in the afternoon. They had to review our coverage. So by the time they left I was no longer in the mood to make a card.

Well everyone thanks so much for the visits. I wish I could respond individually to each of you but a group thanks will have to do. I love the comments you leave me too.

Until next time God bless, Verna


17 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

WELL DONE! This is amazing in those colors! 😀

Patti J said...

Verna, this is so pretty! I think you nailed it! I had to smile when I read about your ink spot. When I began stamping in 2000, my teacher (who is now my best friend) told me there were no mistakes in card making - only creative opportunities! This opportunity worked perfectly! Thanks for sharing, and have a nice evening!

Judy Woodland said...

Well this is just genius!! I love, love, LOVE what you have done with that stenciling, and I'm going to remember it. Stunning card, my dear, you have out done yourself here!!

Rosy Newlun said...

What a brilliant sunflower designed card! I'm glad you shared the mood board because I had never seen those colors before. You sure nailed it! I loved reading how you tweaked things because isn't that how it usually goes? Cover A spot here or a smudge there, here a spot there a smudge and everywhere pearls and gems 😁 What a gorgeous creationg!!!

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW - stunning colours and use of the stencil Verna - there are no mistakes in card making, just opportunities to be creative, and you have made an amazing job on this outstanding card
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Diane said...

WOW Verna, this is stunning, love that you stenciled on black, going to have to try that and going to have to check out this stencil, beautifully done! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Carol L said...

Thia ia stenciled beauty! Love those sunflowers and pretty colors!

Lisa Babitz said...

WOW! Stunning! That washi tape matches your sunflowers perfectly. Love the white with hint of color on the black card stock.

Darlene said...

Oh my friend this is just GORGEOUS! You did a BEAUTIFUL job of mimicking the mood board image ... the colors & design are stunning! I LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Sunflowers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
Darlene
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Brenda in IN said...

This is lovely, Verna. The colors are amazing and what a wonderful save using the washi tape. It's great you were able to find tape to match the colors you used.

Sandra H said...

Wow this is just gorgeous l love the colours away from the original yellow/orange x

Kathy Krug said...

I love how you are using this stencil. The colors on this one are gorgeous.

Maria said...

Oh, so pretty!! Those flowers are gorgeous!! Such amazing color and wonderful design!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Another happy accident! This came out awesome, Verna!

Bunny said...

Very pretty and I love that washi tape. It's so pretty. [Bunny]

TK said...

Wow! This really pops on the black cs -- you're a brave woman indeed! I love this whole card, your beautiful flower, the perfectly complimentary washi -- beautiful

Karen Dunbrook said...

love it...hope all is well with you mf.
xx Karen

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