I guess it's still sunflower season, so I'm bringing you a card with a smaller size sunflower on it. As you can see, it's a very simple card, with all of the important stuff above the halfway mark.
Actually, the most time consuming part of this card, is, you guessed it, coloring in the flower. The rest of it comes together easily. Using Stampin' Blends to do this part at least makes it fun!
I added a simple piece of Designer Series Paper, a strip of ribbon around the end of this, and, along with the colored portion, created one 2 1/2" strip that fits across the entire width of the card.
An appropriate sentiment stamped in black ink to echo the outlines of the flower, centered underneath the flower portion, finishes off the card nicely and simply.
I must admit that my original intent was to have just the sentiment. However, as luck often has it, since the sentiment was the LAST thing I did, of course, I messed up. I don't know what happened, but I ended up with two little dots of black ink exactly where I didn't want it. I tried everything to remove it, but nothing worked. Thus, two golden spots of bling to cover up the mishap. I really think the card would be nicer and more effective without this, but . . .
Here's a tutorial for dimensions and all you need to make a card similar to this one. Simply change things up to coordinate with what you decide to work with.
So Saffron cardstock
Coordinatiing piece of Designer Series Paper
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Stampin' Blends in: Dark So Saffron, Dark Daffodil Delight, SU 400, SU 300, Light Old Olive
Quiet Meadow stamp set (page 68, Annual Catalog)
Celebrate Sunflowers (page 35, Annual Catalog)
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of So Saffron cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
Select a piece of Designer Series Paper that coordinates with the So Saffron cardstock (or whichever color you choose) and cut it to 1 3/4" x 2 1/2".
Wrap a coordinating piece of ribbon measuring about 3 1/2" long around the very edge of the right side and tape the ends in place on the back of the DSP.
Set this aside for now.
Cut a piece of white cardstock to measure 2 1/2" square. In the center of this piece, stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black ink the smaller sunflower from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set. Color in the flower as you wish.
Add the DSP piece flush with the fold about 1" from the top of the card.
Adhere the colored piece to the card front so it touches the DSP piece. If you have a bit of excess cardstock at the open edge, trim it off. Technically it should fit perfectly.
In black ink, stamp a sentiment of your choice under the sunflower and to the right. NOTE: I did not intend to have the two gems to the right of the sentiment. However, I messed up there and used them to cover my mess-up. Feel free to not add the embellishments.
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