Celebrate Sunflowers

The Celebrate Sunflowers bundle is part of the Flowers for Every Season Suite. What season comes to mind when you see sunflowers? Summer!

This bundle includes a stamp set with sunflowers and greetings. It features coordinating dies that cut out the stamped sunflowers and leaves. It also includes the overlay for the leaves and one to create the center of the sunflower. For an added bonus, a few sprigs dies have been included to add dimension to your card.

Let’s take a look at the recipe for this card.

Creating the Base

Start with a base of Bumblebee card stock. Then add a layer of Soft Suede. Next, add a piece of the In Good Taste Designer Series paper. The base of your card is complete.

Stamping the Images and Sentiment

Now it’s time for the stamping. First stamp the sunflower with Bumblebee ink onto Whisper White card stock. Then use a water painter to watercolor the rest of your bloom. Next stamp the leaves onto Pear Pizzazz card stock using Pear Pizzazz ink. Last, stamp the greeting from the Bloom and Grow stamp set onto a strip of Bumblebee card stock with Soft Suede ink.

Die Cutting the Images and Overlay

Now it’s time for your die cut machine. First use the sunflower and leaf outlines to die cut the stamped images. Next, cut the sunflower overlay out of Soft Suede and the leaf overlay out of Pear Pizzazz. Finally, cut another sunflower overlay in Early Espresso. Save the outline for another card, but use the center for your sunflower.

Adhering the Images to the Base

First attach the strip of Bumblebee card stock to a strip of Soft Suede using Stampin’ Seal. Then attach the strips to your base about 3/4″ up from the bottom of the card. Next use a fine tip glue pen to adhere the overlays to your stamped sunflower and leaf images. Then use Stampin’ Seal to attach the center. Now you can attach your leaves to the back of the sunflower using Stampin’ Seal. Once the sunflower has been created, add it to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Final Touches

Finally, add a few Gilded Gems to add some bling to your card. Attach a 4 X 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stockĀ  on the inside panel of the card. The smaller sunflower image would be perfect for the inside of you card. Write your message and send your card to a special someone.

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