October 15, 2013


Here comes the <sun> second of the four cards I was pleased with from my World Cardmaking Day marathon:

I was playing around with a shape/color combination for a different card idea I had . . . when . . . hey! That would make a darling sunflower! So I grabbed sunflower colors: Crushed Curry, So Saffron and Soft Suede. 

Using two of the Framelits from the Floral Frames Collection, I cut the petals from the yellows. A circle from the Circles Collection of Framelits created the center of the flower. To give the center a little more dimension, I ran the circle through the Big Shot inside the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. NOTE: After having completed the card, I now wish I had sponged the edges of the circle. Well, maybe next time.

I then raided my button collection jars and dug out a variety of neutral-hued buttons in various sizes, and glued them in place to represent sunflower seeds. Uh huh. Use your imagination.

Unfortunately, the photo doesn't quite show all the dimension of the card. It REALLY pops! Including the buttons, it stands more than a half inch away from the card base. 

Anyway, I think it turned out pretty cute. Let me know what you think.



  1. Super cute! I'm hosting a pillow cover giveaway that you should enter. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/10/pillow-covers-giveaway.html

  2. I love your card. Gonna CASE this one for sure!!

  3. Pretty card, pretty enough to put in a frame!

  4. What an adorable way to use vintage buttons. Very bright and cheery. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Hi Linda!! Hope you are having a lovely week!! I like that card! The buttons are great on a card, and that lattice work piece looks just like burlap! You cornered the market on your faux textures and making them look realistic!!
    Thanks so much for joining the party!

  6. I love this idea! I will have to try this next time I make some cards :)


  7. It did turn out cute! Thanks for sharing! We have tons of buttons and this would be a great way to use some up :)

    I found your post at the Friday Flash Blog.

  8. So very cute! What a great idea to use buttons!
    I wanted to invite you to the {Handmade Café} Link Party, the new and very unique linky! I hope you'll join us and link up. You will meet many exceptional international crafters/bloggers!

    Oksana @ Oksana Plus Hobbies

  9. So pretty! I absolutely love sunflowers. It's hard not to look at them and smile. Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty!

  10. Really like this. Thanks for joining Friday Flash Blog. Pinning this!

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution :-)

  11. Such a fun sunflower. I have some vintage buttons I should try & make one. Thanks for sharing at the party @DearCreatives Theresa

  12. This beautiful card is being featured on "Tuesdays with a Twist" blog hop - come by and grab a "featured" button when you get a chance: godsgrowinggarden.com

  13. The sunflower is so pretty! Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime!!