Friends Forever – Celebrate Sunflowers

Welcome back to the Inque Spot Studio.

Trying my hand at case-ing a card created by Stesha Bloodhart, this week’s Global Design Project (#368) challenge.  I chose the layout, texture, edging, popped image, twine bow and dots.

I opted for the colors and theme suggested by Double Trouble (#125) who is also partnering with Inspiration Station (#41). As I chose a flower image and used embellishments, I am adding this to the Flower Challenge (#74).

Here is my take: 

CELEBRATE SUNFLOWERS – COTTAGE ROSE – GDP368 – DT125 – ISC41 – TFC74

Steps:

  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • Accent Mat: (5” x 3¾”) Old Olive cardstock die-cut with the largest Rectangle die from the Deckled Rectangles Dies set.
  • Background Panel: (4⅝” x 3⅜”) Very Vanilla cardstock die-cut with another Deckled Rectangle die and then dry-embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Focal Mat: (3⅛” x 1¾”) So Saffron cardstock scrap die-cut with yet another Deckled Rectangle die.
  • Focal Image – Sunflowers: Very Vanilla cardstock scrap.
    • The smaller Sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set was stamped twice with Soft Suede ink.
    • The Flowers were colored with Stampin’ Blends Markers.  The colors used were: Light Pumpkin Pie, Dark So Saffron and Light Old Olive.
    • The Flowers were die-cut with the coordinating die from the Sunflowers Dies set.  I also trimmed the border edge with Paper Snips for a neater look as I overlapped the Flowers.
  • Sentiment: Old Olive cardstock scrap.
    • The sentiment, Friends Forever, from the Cottage Rose stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.
    • The sentiment was trimmed out with Paper Snips.

All elements were adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch layout of Stesha’s card.  One of the Sunflowers was popped up with Dimensionals and a Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine Bow was added under the Leaf.  Three Brushed Metallic Adhesive Dots were added for interest.

I love Sunflowers.  Their big open and friendly appearance reminds that I have some of the best friends…

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.  Cheers,  Jolanda.

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

6 thoughts on “Friends Forever – Celebrate Sunflowers

  1. This is a gorgeous card. I love the compostion and lovely sunflower images. Thanks for playing along with us at The Inspiration Station Challenge.
    Donna xx
    The Inspiration Station Challenge
    The Paper Funday Challenge

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