Sunflowers from Susan’s Garden

July 7, 2017

Hello to all!

This is Anita here.

Welcome to Susan’s Garden! Flowers are a beautiful part of our life and they bring happiness and colour to our world. Susan’s Garden Notes dies help us to make these beautiful blooms and keep them with us forever.

One such flower is the Sunflower from the newest release, and that’s what I chose for my card today. You can check them all out here.


Susan’s Garden Notes Sunflower 2 is very easy to make and so beautiful. To make the card, follow the simple steps below.

  1. Create a background using Distress Oxide Inks in Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Spiced Marmalade. Apply the inks straight from the pad onto a non-stick craft mat. Spritz with water and swipe a 4.75″ x 6.75″ cardstock panel through the inks and repeat until you get the desired result. Heat set with a heat tool.
  2.  Use a scoring board to score lines at 1/8 ” intervals, creating raised ridges. Use some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to highlight the ridges.
  3. Cut one large and one small Dotted Scallop Rectangle from white cardstock. Use a Fitted Rectangle die to cut the center out of the larger rectangle to create a frame. Adhere both rectangles to the card panel. Add some lace as shown.
  4. Die cut enough Sunflower 2 petal and leaf pieces from white cardstock to make three flowers; colour with Archival Ink or coloring medium of choice. Shape, per Susan’s instructions. Assemble each flower using Kids Choice Glue. Colour and shape the leaves.
  5. Glue Prills in the center of each Sunflower.
  6. Arrange and adhere the flowers and leaves on the card front. Also adhere some burlap strands.
  7. Using black ink, stamp sentiment onto white cardstock. Fussy cut, leaving a narrow white border on all sides.
  8. For additional texture, glue some Third Place (brown) Prills around and beneath the sunflowers.
  9. Adhere the panel to a top- or side-fold brown cardstock card base, or leave the panel flat and display on a Card Stand/Easel.

I hope you liked my sunflowers. Do visit the ECD store for  a whole range of supplies. Have a good day and thank you for stopping by .



Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –

Distress Oxide Inks in Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo

Distress Ink in Vintage Photo

Archival Ink in Black

Lace, burlap strands, twine

Cardstock in brown and white



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  • Kathy Ferguson July 8, 2017 at 12:03 am

    Beautiful sunflower card. I love the technique you used on the background, especially scoring 1/8th of an inch for texture. Thank you so much for sharing. Instead of prills I will probably use flower soft.

  • Carolyn Smith July 7, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Love, love, love it! Looks like a lot of work but what a beauty! Excellent job! I’m not familiar with prills are they different than seed beads? Thanks for the inspiration and keep up the excellent job!

  • Elliott Esther July 7, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Really cute card! Love it! An idea I used was if you don’t have brown prills you can take prills that are other colors and color them with your brown ink pad or marker by laying them on a tissue or paper towel then color with whatever color medium you have. Works great with permanent inks.

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