It’s Debra Hensley today. I’ve been creating realistic flowers using Susan Tierney Cockburn’s dies for years and loving the results. I was so excited when she joined Elizabeth Craft Designs and developed a new set of card-friendly flower dies. I love them all. I am honored to be part of her Design Team and excited to share this card I made using the Garden Notes – Sunflower die and one of Susan’s new sentiment stamps.
Once the Sunflower is assembled this card is quick and easy with stunning results!
Here’s how I made it:
1. Fold a piece of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ white cardstock in half to form a standard size A2 card base. Cut black and white dotted pattern paper to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card base. Cut a strip of pattern paper 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ and adhere to card front about 1″ from the left edge.
2. Die cut using the largest decorator oval from the Accordion Oval Card die. Stamp the Sunshine and Love sentiment stamp in black ink, centered on the oval. Add Black/Silver Glitter Dots around the outer edge of the oval. Adhere to the card front as shown.
3. Create the Sunflower on the left outer edge of the oval. For this card, cut 2 stems, 3 leaves, 2 sets of petals and one base flower. The base layer of the flower is on a pop dot. Ink the base of each petal with Wild Honey Distress ink for dimension. You can see a video of detailed assembly instructions by Susan here.
4. To complete, add a piece of yellow and white twine tied into a bow around the stem of the Sunflower.
Below is another view of the completed card.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you give the Garden Notes – Sunflower die a try. The results are beautiful and realistic and are sure to bring a smile to the recipient.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
772 Oval Accordion Die
999 Garden Notes- Sunflower
RS001 Sunshine and Love Stamp
7018 Glitter Dots Assorted- Black/Silver
808 Susan’s Garden 4 pcs. All Metal Tool Set in Luxury Case ( coming soon)
809 Mini Molding Pad
Pattern paper: black & white dots, blue & white striped
Ink: Wild Honey Distress & black