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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sunflower Seasons

For some reason THIS card got too MUCH light! Sheesh! I can't win for losing on this picture taking thing. It may explain why scrapbooking can be intimidating to me, right?

This card uses a Crumb Cake base, with Chocolate Chip mat and Really Rust background. A slip of designer paper has the greeting from Stem Sayings (#115078) on it in ch chip ink. The stamp set is A Flower for All Seasons (#111592) and will be in the new catalog. I used Watercolor Paper and stamped the image in Black StazOn ink. Then I outlined it with Stampin' Write markers and bled the ink with my aqua painter. The result has a bit of nice shading.

The sunflower is a combination of two Big Shot dies: the chocolate center is Flower Burst embosslit (#114515) and the Summer Sun portion of the flower is the Flowers Daisy #2 die (#114520). I sponged some chocolate chip ink onto the edges of the flower petals with a sponge dauber (#102892) so that I had more control over the color distribution. The leaves are the Little Leaves sizzlit die (#114511).

Have a wonderful day!
Much love and joy,



  1. Adorable card, Karen! I LOVE it! So cute and summery! Thanks for sharing your creations with us!

  2. This is just GORGEOUS Karen! That flower is great and what perfect stamp set to use with it.

  3. Those two dies together do make a nice sunflower, for sure!

  4. it was fun matching the sunflowers in the stamp art to the sunflower made with the Big Shot! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.