July 9, 2014

Sunflower Card

Hello!!  This is Leslie from Scrapn Life Away!!  Today is my day to share here at She's A Sassy Lady and I have a very special card to share with you all!  Thank you Sheila for having me today!!  This card is dedicated to a dear friend of mine who passed away in June.  Her favorite flower is the Sunflower.  So, what better way to honor her memory than to make a sunflower card!

 

I started out by stamping my sunflower on vellum using espresso dye based ink.  I then stamped my sentiment, from the CTMH Treasure Life stamp set.


I have been experimenting with blending colored pencils!  Just plain old crayola colored pencils!  I used odorless mineral spirits and a paper nib to blend the colors!  You can purchase odorless mineral spirits at Walmart for just a few dollars!


The card base is just plain brown cardstock, as is the yellow.  I cut the yellow card stock down by 1/4 in so that they would layer nicely.  The first yellow layer I put through my cuttlebug to add texture and the second yellow piece was attached to the vellum using my xyron.  That way you can't see any adhesive!!


I used some foam to pop up the top layer of the card!  I don't like to pop things up too high, just enough to bring attention to the stamped vellum!  Then, to finish this card off, I wrapped some twine around the card twice and finished it off with a bow!


I hope that you enjoyed my creation today!!  I really enjoyed making it and I know my dear friend is looking down and smiling!!  Have a great week my friends!!
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