Sunny patterned paper and a die cut blossom are the perfect combination on this handmade die cut sunflower card!
Today I get to show off this pretty handmade die cut sunflower card that gets its “oomph” from an almost perfect combination of a die cut sunflower blossom and a looks-like-it-was-made-to-match patterned paper. The paper is one of the sheets from the new Festival of Colors 6 X 6 Paper Pad with all the designs created by my fellow Design Team member, Melinda Stearns. This particular pattern popped right out to me – I LOVE how Rubbernecker provides so many coordinating products, making mixing and matching across the product lines so fun and successful.
On this bright and cheery card, I used Rubbernecker’s Nested Loops die for the white layer, their Mixable Flower Stack to make the sunflower, their Tiny Flower Buds for the sunflower seed center, their Large Ivy for the greenery with a sentiment from their Best Friends Clear Set and, of course, that paper from the new Festival of Colors 6×6 Paper Pad.
Let me share my steps for the making with you so you can see how easy this card is to make and give it a go yourself.
Sunflower Card Base and Sentiment
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and the smallest die from the Nested Loop set.
- Cut a 5.50″ x 4.25″ designer paper layer from the Festival of Colors 6×6 Paper Pad.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the designer paper layer and attach it to the card base.
- Secure the Nested Loop layer and Best Friends sentiment stamp in the MISTI, apply Pine Cone ink and stamp the layer. Pro Tip: I love using my MISTI in case I need to stamp an image more than once. It holds the cardstock in place to stamp multiple times.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to the card base. Pro Tip: Attaching the sentiment layer to the lower corner allows more of the beautiful sunflower design to show.
Die Cut Sunflower and Ivy
- Use yellow cardstock to cut two sets of the largest flower from the Mixable Flower Stack die and one of the next size down.
- Form the petals using needle nose pliers. Attach the pliers to the center of each petal and bend them with your finger. Pro Tip: For this flower I alternated forming the petals pushing one down of the pliers and the next pushing up. I liked the definition it added to the flower.
Here is a picture from my Make Die Cut Flowers Look Real post showing how I form the flower petals with my fingers.
- Place the flower sections on the molding pad and gently push down in the centers with a round stylus to push the petals up.
- Attach the flower sections together using glossy accents. Pro Tip: Make sure to offset each flower layer for a more natural looking flower.
- Use dark brown cardstock to cut the Tiny Flower Buds.
- Place the tiny flower buds on the molding pad and push down in the centers with a tiny tipped stylus.
- Attach the tiny flower buds in the center of the large flower using glossy accents. Note: I added touches of white gel pen dots to the tiny buds to mimic the flowers on the paper.
- Attach the flower to the sentiment layer with generous amounts of glossy accents.
- Use green cardstock to cut the Large Ivy branches and gently bend the leaves to create a little dimension.
- Trim the branches as necessary for arrangement to fit around the flower, tuck them under the flower and attach using glossy accents.
Here’s what I used today from Rubbernecker:
And here are all the other items I used from my stash in case you were wondering what something was that I used.
This handmade die cut sunflower card is so pretty and so universally appealing I am thinking it could be used for almost any occasion with a simple sentiment swap. I am so excited with how beautifully that die cut flower coordinates with the paper and you know I am looking for more of these die cut flower and paper pairings!