Friday, July 29, 2022

Sunflower Season- To Everything There Is A Season


Hi Friends!

I am thankful to be back to designing cards again!  The last few months have been a whirlwind of emotion as well as additional physical work since my beloved hubby went to be with the Lord!  He did so much around our home with the yard work as well as vehicle maintenance.  

The Lord has given me the strength to do some of the work that he used to handle and has blessed me with others who are helping me get the jobs done. 

In the meantime, I have not had time to create (plus felt that I had lost my mojo).  This week I had dental surgery and had to take it easy so I decided to take some time to create a few cards using Stamp Simply stamps and other supplies.

Today I am sharing a floral card featuring the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps- Sunflower Season Bundle along with the Echo Park Farmer’s Market 6x6 paper pad and other Stamp Simply ribbon, dies, etc.

The Sunflower Season stamp set is the Floral Stamp of the Week and tomorrow is the last day of the sale.  This is one of my favorite florals from Stamp Simply- I love sunflowers and the fonts on the verses and sentiments in this fun set.

I was able to incorporate the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #187 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge into the design (diagonal Nature-Green-Die Cut or Punch).  

I have owned the Sunflower Season set for a while and it was designed several years ago (one of the requirements of The Retro Rubber Challenge Blog is to use stamps sets that are over one year old or older).

I am also entering this card into the Word Art Wednesday #553-#554 “Anything Goes”Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will visit the Stamp Simply blog along with the other challenge sites- gorgeous inspiration from all!

This card was fairly simple to create- the sunflower and sentiment verse images were stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink,  then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 

The sunflower image was colored with water-based markers and die cut with the coordinating die.

The Echo Park Farmers Market 6x6 designer paper was trimmed before layering onto white cardstock, trimmed and layered again onto black cardstock.

After heat embossing the sentiments from the Sunflower Season on white cardstock, they were die cut with the medium die from the Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Rectangle dies.

The sentiment panel was mounted onto black cardstock and trimmed close to the edge before mounting onto the layered designer card panel.

The black and white gingham ribbon along with strands of Kraft Baker’s Twine were added (wrapping the ends behind the panel).

Mount the entire panel onto a white card base.

Adhere the Sunflower image with dimensional foam and finish off the card with a kraft twine bow and button (threaded with Natural Burlap String).

Stamp Sets and Coordinating Dies: Stamp Simply Clear Stamps- Sunflower Season Bundle, Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Sunflower Season

Ink/Mediums:  Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Gumball Green

Cardstock/Paper:  White, Black; Echo Park Farmer’s Market 6x6 Paper Pad

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Steel Dies- Sunflower, Spellbinders Celebrations Dies- Pierced Rectangles, Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Black and White Gingham, May Arts Baker’s Twine- 110 yd spool- Kraft, May Arts Burlap String- 400 yd spool- Natural, Black Button (from my stash)

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you have a blessed week and stop back again soon! I have a few more cards to share in the upcoming weeks :-)


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Julie, this is so pretty - I love the sunflower image and your clean style.

Heather said...

So beautiful, Julie - and a GREAT design! Love this sunflower and sentiment together - what a cool way to carry the sentiment in two parts, too - gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

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