Susan’s Garden Notes Sunflower

Good Sunday afternoon. I’m sorry I haven’t posted for a few days.  My sister, Cindy (to me she will always be Cynthia) was visiting this week and we had such a good time together. Sadly she left this morning to fly back home to the terrible snow and cold weather in Pennsylvania.  It was pretty cool here in Florida while she was here but she said to her it felt like a heat wave.  LOL! 

My project today should bring thoughts of a summer day and possibly warm up your mood if not your surroundings.  I had lots of fun playing with my new Elizabeth Craft Designs Sunflower from Susan’s Garden Notes I paired the sunflower with the Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames and a butterfly from the new Medium Butterfly Set

KC Elizabeth Craft Sunflower 1 left

I cut the flower and petals, sponged lightly with wild honey distress ink, formed with my stylus and molding pad and assembled with glossy accents.  I sponged the leaves with crushed olive, squeezed lemonade and vintage photo, scored the leaf lines with the leaf tool and leaf pad, formed with my stylus and molding pad. I formed the tiny brown flower centers with my tiny tipped stylus and attached them to the flower center with glossy accents.

KC Elizabeth Craft Sunflower 1 center

I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frames and attached them to the card base. I attached the foliage to the base with glossy accents and the sunflower with mounting tape.  I sponged one butterfly with wild honey and vintage photo ink and attached to the frame with glossy accents.

KC Elizabeth Craft Sunflower 1 close

Here’s a closer view of the flower.  I love how it turned out.

KC Elizabeth Craft Sunflower 1 right

Here’s a couple pictures of Cindy and I trying to take a selfie.  We had a hard time trying to stop laughing but we finally made it after many tries.

Cindy Kittie Feb 2015 2

Cindy Kittie Feb 2015

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

20 thoughts on “Susan’s Garden Notes Sunflower”

  1. Oh Kittie, I love this card…. only wished I could make it! I really love the background paper you’ve chosen to go with the sunflower! And what great selfie’s…. you ladies look like you were having a wonderful time….. Thank you for sharing…..

  2. I am so happy that you were able to spend time with your sister, as adults sisters seem not to have very much quality time together, at least to me.
    This card is beautiful and cheerful, I LOVE the colors and the way you added the distress ink to the flower and butterfly. The paper was an excellent choice! TFS.

  3. Kittie – darling card. I have a sunflower die of Susan’s, but I think it is different than the one you used. Does she have more than one? I like the look of this one better I think. Such pun with your sister! How lucky you are. I, too, am living with snow and ice and your card today made me think of summer. I always plant sunflowers along my driveway – they grow in the dirt and gravel just fine. Amazing. Thanks for your wonderful post.

  4. LOVELY CREATION KITTIE! LOOOVE your flower! You are VERY BLESSED to have a relationship with your sister like you do! I’m so happy you had a wonderful time together! Does your sister craft too? MANY BLESSINGS! 😉

  5. Good Afternoon, Kittie, What a blessing to have a sister, and then to spend such fun together. Selfie’s worth all the tea in China and more.(beautiful picture of lovely sisters) Looks like you had such fun. Just adore your card, so bright, and so warm too. the snow people who would get one of these would feel warm all over. a super, super flower, and love the frame an accents…have a good day.

  6. Hi Diana, Yes, this one is from my collection with Elizabeth Craft Designs–Garden Notes, a lower-relief flower especially designed for card makers like Kittie. I love what she has done with it and as usual, her composition is perfect.

  7. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card and for the selfies if you and your sister. I have three in or near Pennsylvania and miss them terribly. You two look like two peas in a pod! As always, I love your cards and explanations.

  8. What a pretty Sunflower Kittie. Always miss you when you dont post but so happy you had a wonderful time with your sister and that she escaped the cold in Pennsylvania for a few days. Great pictures along with a beautiful card.

  9. Lovely spring card! So glad you had a great time with your sister. I love getting together with mine, also.

  10. A GORGEOUS card, Kitie!!
    A wonderful Sunflower……and you created such a lovely Country style, I realy love it!!
    Kittie, it’s so nice to read, you had such a GREAT time with your sister!!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely picture!!

  11. Gorgeous card kittie…so love it….now I have to buy another sunflower….Love your selfie….looks like a grand time with your sister. Glad you were able to have that time together…but surely missed you here. With those big smiles no one would doubt that you are sisters.

  12. Kittie, I LOVE this sures makes me yearn for the summer flowers to come soon…I love it..I am going to try and create it with the things I already own…it is SOOOOOO Pretty….hugs, Victoria


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