Good Saturday morning. Today my project is made with Susan Tierney Cockburn’s newly released Sunflower set. If you love making flowers as much as I do then you definitely need to check out Susan’s whole collection. I received my order from Ellen’s yesterday containing four more sets that I will be sharing with you over the next few days.
When I think of sunflowers I picture them bordering a large vegetable garden in the heat of summer. Here’s a link to one of Anna Wight’s Garden Posts with photos of her wonderful garden including her beautiful sunflowers. I couldn’t resist posing one of her photos here.
I started by viewing Susan’s Sunflower video and following all the steps she shows to create my flower. I sponged ink on the petals and the leaves to add depth.
I scored the leaves and petals with the leaf tool and leaf pad and added shape to the petals using the stylus and loop tool. I shaped the tiny seed pods with the small stylus and then began assembling the flower. Here a couple closer views.
I created a double matted frame using the Spellbinders Labels One and Grand Labels One. I used the Impression Obsession Gingham Cover a Card stamp inked with wild honey distress ink to create the country gingham background.
I attached the frame to the card base with mounting tape and then attached the sunflower and leaves. I don’t know about you but I think sunflowers and gingham are such a perfect combination.
I went back and forth a little trying to decide if I needed to purchase Susan’s Accessory Tool Kit since I already have so many flower tools. After watching several of her tutorial videos I saw tools that I didn’t have and definitely needed. I especially love the leaf tool, loop tool and leaf pad and the molding pad is a perfect replacement for my battered mouse pad. I thought I would give you my recommendation just in case you’re pondering the same question. Click on this link and scroll down to see Susan’s tool kit video.
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Impression Obsession Gingham Cover a Card Paper: White, Olive, Summer Sun Ink: Distress Ink Wild Honey, Peeled Paint Accessories: Sizzix Flower Sunflower, Spellbinders Labels One, Grand Labels One, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit , Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape ,Glue Dots, Metal Adapter Plate , Paper Piercer , ATG , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Snips , Guillotine Paper Cutter, Mega Mount
Love the gingham and the sunflower. Just beautiful.
Love your Sunflower! You always do such nice work! Thanks for sharing!
♥ ♥ ♥ Awwww, how fun to find this post today!! ♥ ♥ ♥
ab fab ordered the dogwood rose die best flower dies ive seen #
very usefull tutorials on your blog , love the frame tut, doing it on my cards thanks
Beautiful! I think I may have to try this.
Good Afternoon, Kittie,. thank you for the extra connection to Anna Wright’s garden. Wow! what a blessing, to go out there and pick an enjoy. good flower photo;s too. Your Sunflower concept is super, just bringing the photo to life on your frame. Well done. I too love these flower garden dies. I have the gingham stamp and two other Susan garden dies. Just need to do the cards. I have re-organizing my craft cave, so haven’t done a card in a couple of days. but not to worry, your creations keep my juices flowing, waiting to release. thank you friend….have a good day….love your sunflower.
Pretty card Kittie! I love the sunflower!
Love this card, Kittie. These flower dies are just so pretty. I have ordered some and can’t wait to try them. Yesterday a bunch of friends and I went to the Scrapbook EXpo in Orlando and really missed seeing you there at Rubberneckers. Maybe we will get to see you at Stampfest. Meanwhile, I will check your wonderful blog each day.
Truly beautiful Kittie, these new dies are fabulous and you always make them look freshly picked from the garden!
Beautiful bright and happy card, Kittie! I love gingham, so I had to stop and tell you how much I like your card!