October 31, 2020

FRESH START

I decided to do something a little ourside the box for me on this card. I wanted to have my card front to be sort of divided -- half white, half colored. 

To achieve that, I stamped the larger of the sunflowers from the Celebrate Sunflowers set (page 13, Annual Catalog) in the lower left corner with part of the image falling away off the edge. I followed that by adding the smaller sunflower in two spaces, bookending the large flower, with the smaller ones also partially missing off the card. 

I had stamped the flowrs in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored them in with Stampin' Blends in Light and Dark Granny Apple Green, Light and Dark Soft Suede, Light Pumpkin Pie and Dark Daffodil Delight. 

The next step was to surround the flower images with Light Granny Apple Green with the Stampin' Blend, followed by dots of color in both the Light and Dark Granny Apple Green, extending the hint of green to the upper left corner and a bit above the lower right flower. It was fun to do this pointillist technique. 


I added the wonderful sentiment near the flowers, 
but encroaching into the blank white space. 


The addition of a handful of the Gold Metallic Pearls 
contributes a bit of shiny metal.


I mounted this onto a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Soft Suede cardstock, then onto a Granny Apple Green card base, thus completing my card.

And, all is good.


Fresh
Smiles.







20 comments:

  1. This is amazing!
    And sunflowers are my favorite!

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    1. Oh, thanks, Michele! I love sunflowers so much too!

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  2. That is really beautiful! I love sunflowers. Pinned.

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    1. Thanks, Joanne! I think sunflowers must be a popular favorite -- me too!

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  3. Really gorgeous card - very creative! #DreamTeamLinky

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  4. Beautiful card. I love your tip about printing the flowers off the edge; little tips like this to change up from the same ol', same ol' is great!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kathy! I'm glad you like my tip.

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  5. That's a lovely sentiment and a lovely card. I'm a big sunflower fan!

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    1. Thanks, Julie! I too love sunflower! You just can't be sad in their presence.

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  6. What a beautiful card. It comes across as being vibrant and full of life, just like that sentiment. I love sunflowers too, you really can't help but smile when you see them. Thank you for joining us for the #DreamTeamLinky - it's lovely to see you and we look forward to seeing more :-)

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    1. Thank you, Annette! I agree with you completely on your feelings about sunflowers!

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  7. What a beautiful card, Linda, and it's such a timely reminder! Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Take care and have a lovely week.

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  8. What a lovely sentiment! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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    1. I thought it was so appropriate. I'm glad you liked it!

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  9. I love your sunflowers. Subtle shade of yellow and perfect dotted shading in olive. Truly everyday IS a fresh start.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party.
    Much love
    Naush

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  10. So pretty! I love sunflowers! This card will be featured in tomorrow’s Creative Compulsions.

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