I have a bright and cheerful die cut sunflowers card to share with you today made using dies by Rubbernecker Stamps. There is nothing more cheerful than a big sunflower. They always seem to be smiling to me. My flowers weren’t actually made using a sunflower die but I think they turned out pretty anyway. I used the Mixable Flower Stack and Tiny Flower Buds to make the flowers and the Small Leaf Group for the foliage. The frame was made using the Rectangle Stitch OCP and I used the Tall Bucket, Grass Die and Small Butterfly to complete the project.
The Cloud Background, Frame and Grass
I started by creating a soft blue cloud sky background for the scene that wouldn’t detract from the flowers. I used the Impression Obsession Seafoam ink as it is a perfect match to the Robin’s Egg frame. I especially love using the aqua and golden yellow of the flowers. I cut the frame and attached the two sections together using double stick tape. I attached the two grass sections to the back of the frame and then applied thin strips of mounting tape and attached the whole thing to the cloud background.
The Bucket, Flowers, Foliage and Butterflies
The bucket was cut using Alpaca cardstock. I used Wild Honey ink and a mini applicator to apply a base coat of color to the bucket. I added more shading using both Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo. The bucket handle was attached using glossy accents.
I cut three sets of flowers using Sour Lemon so I could make multiple flowers. I used Wild Honey ink and a mini applicator to apply color to the petals. I used the sculpting tool and molding pad from the Garden Tool Kit to apply texture and dimension to the petals. Each flower was made using two sections that were attached to each other using glossy accents. I cut two sections of the tiny flowers and formed them with the smallest tipped stylus. I used my tweezers to pick up each tiny flower and multiple of them to the flower centers using glossy accents. I cut tiny 1/8″ circles to use on the smallest flowers, formed them with a tiny tipped stylus and attached them to the flower centers using glossy accents.
I cut several sections of the foliage using Easter Grass cardstock. I formed some of the larger leaves with the sculpting tool and some of the smaller leaves were formed with my fingers.
The butterfly was cut twice using Sour Lemon cardstock and was colored lightly using Wild Honey ink and a mini applicator.
Assembling the Die Cut Sunflowers Card
The bucket was tucked in between the two grass sections and attached using mounting tape. The base foliage was arranged and attached to the card base using glossy accents. The two largest flowers were attached to the foliage base using glossy accents. The top smaller flower was attached to the card base using a piece of mounting tape. I tucked several pieces of foliage around the flowers and attached with glossy accents. I arranged a few more pieces of foliage to appear coming out of the bucket open and secured in place using glossy accents. The smallest flowers were attached to the foliage with glossy accents. I tucked some extra foliage in between the grass sections and attached two butterflies with glossy accents for the finishing touch. Although I used Rubbernecker flower dies for my sunflowers I used Susan Tierney Cockburn’s technique to form my flowers with her tools.
I had a bit of trouble getting pictures that showed all the tiny brown flowers in the center of each sunflower. I finally had to settle on lighting that was almost too bright for the whole scene just to show a little more than brown blobs in the centers. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my die cut sunflowers card project. I sure do appreciate you coming by today and I hope you have a great week.
Your card is beautiful! I look forward seeing your cards every day. Smile BIG! 🙂
Mary from NH
Love the different sizes of the flowers, they are gorgeous, lovely arrangement!
I just love sunflowers! This is so bright and beautiful!