Saturday, May 28, 2011

Wish Big- A Sketch and Color Challenge!

Hi Stampers!  

I created this card using the colors from this week’s CQC86 ColourQ Challenge (see and the SFF052711 sketch from Sketch Friday Frenzy (see  The colors just seemed to reflect summer so I decided to use a retired SU! set, Sunflower Serenade. 

To create this card:

Use the Big Shot to emboss a piece of Real Red DSP with the Square Lattice EF and lightly sand with the Sanding Block to expose the white core.  Mount onto an Early Espresso card front. 

De-static a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Embossing Buddy and repeatedly ink the sunflower stamp first with Versamark, then with Early Espresso.  Apply Clear EP and heat emboss. Color the petals with Daffodil Delight and So Saffron, the center with Early Espresso.  Trim the flowers close to the embossing and cut in half. 

Arrange four halves along a piece of Real Red (embossed with the Square Lattice EF) and mount this layer onto an embossed layer of So Saffron.  Attach an 5/8” Early Espresso Ribbon along the top edge of the So Saffron layer.  

Use the Big Shot to cut a piece of Early Espresso with the Top Note die and emboss with the Square Lattice EF.  Also emboss another piece of So Saffron and Real Red, punch two circles with the 2 1/2” XL Circle Punch.  

Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso onto Whisper White and punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Mount onto a layer of So Saffron punched with the Modern Label Punch.
Mount the sentiment layer in the center of the Real Red circle and attach two halves of one of the sunflower images above and below the sentiment.  Adhere to the So Saffron circle (cut in half to allow a layer effect) and adhere a Decorative XL Label from So Saffron (also embossed and cut in half) on the sides of the circle.  Mount entire circle onto the Top Note layer.  Add the pearls to finish off the card.  

Stamp Sets:   Sunflower Serenade, Short & Sweet
Ink:  Versamark, Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Real Red, So Saffron
Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Sanding Block, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, Clear EP, Punches- Word Window, Modern Label, Decorative Label XL, 2 1/2” XL Circle, Pearls, 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon

Thanks again for visiting- I hope all of you have a blessed Sunday!


Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Julie! thanks for joining us again this week at the ColourQ.

Sunflower Stamper said...

I love it! Great job!! Perfect combination of the colors and sketch!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

inkedx2 said...

Very pretty! Love all the details. Love the sunflowers. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday this week.


LeAnne said...

This is so pretty---I don't think I ever noticed that stamp set!!! My DD loves sunflowers and this is perfect for the CQC colors!

Deb said...

The sunflowers are so pretty! Great details! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

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