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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Sunflower 4 You

I've made a whimsical card for a very fun InStyle Whimsical image, Sunflower.  The card sketch is from this week's Crazy 4 Challenges blog here

I selected these greens and yellows because I was trying to make a St. Patrick's Day card to play along with InStyle's Over the Hump Day Blog Candy Giveaway theme. It was a big stretch to make this flower with the Script background stamp that is actually the Irish Blessing.  A song that was sung at the end of every concert I was in with the Whitney Women's Chorale. I sure do miss those gals. So I decided to not force myself into the theme or I'll end up with gold coins all over the place and a leprechaun hat on the flower. LOL

The background is made with two Stampin' Up background stamps and then I paper pierced and handstitched the left rectangle with yellow DMC embroidery floss. I colored the flower with my prismacolor markers. The sentiment panel was a playful inspiration with some leftover yellow squares that were meant for stamping the center from a poinsettia stamp...a couple of years ago. LOL I played around with all types of alpha stamp sets for the sentiment and finally just scribbled the word with my Prismacolor Marker and then over the top of that with a Bic Black Gel pen.

I glued everything down and then glanced at the sketch...doh! I forgot the element of three in the top right corner. I pulled back and used my old fashion eyelet punch and setter while the other half of the card was still attached to the card base.

The tag is made with the new Stampin' Up jewelry tag punch and sentiments that are in the mini occasions catalog (available until early April).

I enjoyed making this little card. Remember, when you decide to go shopping at InStyle's store go through the 5% discount link in my sidebar!

Stamps: Instyle Sunflower, SU Weathered or Texture(?) BG and Script BG, SU Tiny Tags
Paper: White, Close to Cocoa, LSS green and yellow scraps
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Prismacolor Markers*, Bic Black Gel pen
Accessories: Yellow eyelets, Jewelry Tag Punch, DMC yellow embroidery ribbon, SU dimensionals and 3M Pop Dots.

Prismacolor Details: Canary Yellow, Spanish Orange, Burnt Ochre, Spring Green, Grass Green, Parrot Green and Emerald, Walnut, Sienna Brown, Dark Brown.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I love what you did with the sketch! Your colouring is beautiful and I love the cute teeny tag and your fabulous stitching!


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