Thursday, November 14, 2019

Sunflower Hello

Hi everyone!! It is Nora here from A Creative Touch with a fall card. I know, I know, most are in holiday mode but I had to do one last fall card while my creative juices were flowing.

Stamps: Hearty Horse
Dies: Sweet Friends and Posies Fri-dies

Okay, you are probably wondering, how did I use the Hearty Horse stamps on this? I used the small, solid heart to create my yellow petals!!!

 I created a different flower during the release using that same heart but knew I wanted to try to make a sunflower for a future project. I love looking at the tiny stamps in sets and use them in creative ways on my cards. It extends the use of a stamp set.

I started off by stenciling the brown flower centers onto white cardstock. I created the stencil by punching a circle out of a piece of copy paper. I then stamped multiple layers of the hearts, in yellow dye ink, to create the feathery petals. Next I used the petal from the Posies Fri-dies and made another stencil out of copy paper. I used this home made stencil to blend green dye ink to create the leaves on my background. To make the panel a bit more rustic, I used brown ink to blend around the outside to tone down the bright white.

I die cut the panel, splattered it with some Distress Stain, and when that dried, mounted it onto an A2, top-folding, brown card base. 

I used the Sweet Friends Fri-dies to die cut the "hello" out of white cardstock. I used yellow ink to blend the bottom of the sentiment, giving it an ombre look. 

I layered the sentiment over a matted, white blended rectangle and the card was complete.

I know that often my cards use the smaller stamps in a set but like I said, it is so fun to create unexpected things by looking at your stamps in a different way. If I can do it, anyone can because I am not one to look outside of the box.

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I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!



laurie said...

Love the gorgeous blooms!!

Vicky Hayes said...

Love your thinking Nora! Like you, I like to look for extra ways to use my stamps and this is a brilliantly creative use of that heart :)
Vicky x