Posy Sunflower

Hey all! My first Celebrate Sunflower card! Sorry for my absence! Not enough hours in any of my days! Work, garden, lawn, taxes etc! I made time in the stamp room this weekend and made this set a priority. I have four images colored, here is the first complete card. Surprised I started with purple? :)

I started with the flower and my Stampin' Blends. I grabbed Purple Posy, then realized I could add Highland Heather as well. When I Blend, I always do the light color first, then add accents with the dark color and go back over with the light. I went all around the flower with Purple Posy. Then repeated the process with Heather. Trying to keep the Heather just to areas that should be shadowed, or near center areas. The center is Smoky Slate, same process! I cut the flower with the coordinating die, Sunflowers. There are several options here, but I used the "outline" die for the large sunflower. To make the card, I grabbed a Purple Posy base, Highland Heather accent and Vanilla background that I textured with the Tasteful Textile 3D folder. Love!! I cut leaves and stems, also from the Sunflowers die set from Soft Seafoam. Oh, I stamped the saying on the background with Highland Heather *BEORE* embossing. I put dimensionals on the back of the flower, added leaves and stems, catching the dimensionals if I could, adding glue dots if need be. Also added some Metallic thread which appears to be retired - sorry! It worked great though :) A few rhinestone accents are the final accent for this card. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Let me know if you have any questions! Hopefully back soon, but never know! Holiday weekend on deck and son #1 joining us - woohoo!

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