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Summer Sunflowers

Hello! Welcome to my challenge post for Classy Cards 'n Such. This week we have a great inspiration photo! Our cards have to be Sunflower Inspired.


These are truly bright summer colors in an unusual combination, at least for me. I decided to emphasize on the sunflower theme adding accents of red and green around my central image.


I stamped a bunch of sunflowers with Penny Black's Flower Gallery set. I colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. Some of the flowers were stamped on a Spellbinders Classic Label Four, and some were fuzzy cut and adhered to the label afterwards. I applied Inka Gold in Yellow Gold to the sunflowers to give them a nice shimmer. I added Baby Rhinestones - Silver to the center of the flowers too.

I mounted the white label on a green metallic Spellbinders Imperial Gold Label Four, and then mounted these on a red Spellbinders Classic Label Four.


For the front of my card I added a piece of patterned paper from Shery K. Designs I printed on White Pearl Linen. I used Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A to cut the patterned layer. Also, I created a nice border with Spellbinders Classic Edges Two and Classic Decorative Inserts Three. To finish the design I ran across a piece of red ribbon (slightly to the left) and tied a double bow.


I hope you enjoyed seeing my card! Join our challenge this week for a chance to win a special prize from the store. Visit Classy Cards 'n Such and link up your Sunflower Inspired creation. If you'd like to check out the supplies I used to make my card click on the links added above or click here to visit the store.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

This card is participating in:
Floral Fantasy - Penny Black Saturday Challenge
Inspiration Photo - Just us Girls
Add a Handmade Bow - Craft-Dee Bowz
Anything Goes - Docerela Stamps 

Comments

  1. Gracie, this is fantastic! I love your take on the photograph! Your flowers are gorgeous and the die cut strip down the center really adds elegance! So beautiful! hugs :)

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  2. Boy, you can really see the shimmer! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!!

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  3. Very pretty sunflowers. Love the sparkles in the centers.

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  4. Beautiful card! Great sunflowers and love the lacy center border!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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  5. Absolutely B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!! Thanks for the inspiration . . and for sharin!!!

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  6. Your flowers and color scheme are very pretty! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

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  7. So pretty and summery and love that pop of red! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.

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  8. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

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