6/26/2012

Sunflower SSC261

Don't fall off your chair in shock-yes it is a post at Sunflower Stamper other than a scheduled design team post :0)!! Finally play time in the stamp room!! I made an effort this week to finally sort out the retired sets, accessories, etc and clean up a bit so I have room to create and no doubt as to what I can use!! Really excited that new toys are coming later this week!!

 I made this card for the Stamping 411 challenge of the week.


Sunflower was the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw the sketch.


I decided to run with that and use the new In Color Summer Starfruit-a very earthy yellow, perfect for a Sunflower. The card base is Summer Starfruit. The accent side layer is Chocolate Chip DSP layered onto Chocolate Chip card stock. The Sunflower stamp was inked with Summer Starfruit first. I used a sponge dauber to remove some of the ink from the center, then added Chocolate Chip before stamping onto Very Vanilla card stock. The Sunflower was also layered onto Chocolate Chip before attaching to the card base. The saying, from Curly Cute, was stamped on Very Vanilla with Chocolate Chip. I sponged the edge with Summer Starfruit before attaching to a layer of Chocolate Chip, and then onto the background with dimensionals. Sponging is so much easier with the new pads!! As was inking the background stamp-piece of cake!!

Lastly, the fun elements. In the center is a button from the Naturals set. It may be Espresso in color, but it coordinates very well. In the center I added a couple pieces of Whisper White Bakers Twine and then sponged it with Chocolate Chip. At the bottom, a Chocolate Chip bow of Scallop Dots Ribbon. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Hoping to be back on a much more regular basis!

11 comments:

Patrice Herrera said...

Jennifer this is one beautiful card!I am so glad they did not retire the sunflower.!

Patrice Herrera said...

Jennifer this is one beautiful card!I am so glad they did not retire the sunflower.!

Tammy said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous!! Love your button in the center of the sunflower! Thanks for joining us at Stamping 411!!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Absolutely Stunning. Thanks for playing along.

Anne Hayward said...

Nice!

Anne Hayward said...

Nice!

Selene Kempton said...

Wow this is so beautiful. I have been holding off on this set, this might be one I "need" to get. :)

Patti Chesky said...

Okay, this card rocks!!!! That sunflower works perfectly with the sketch!

wanda box said...

My first thought when I saw summer starfruit was a sunflower also. Your card is beautiful. Congrads for being in the 411 Stampers Showcase!

Melanie Giesel said...

Love this card! So sunny and welcoming! I have this stamp and have never used it, I will have to break it out!

Shannon Angel said...

Love this card, it's so pretty. I especially love the button in the center. Congrats on being an Oerator Pic!