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!!