Summer Sunflowers
by Jeanne Jachna

I hope you're having a great day!  My garden is coming along nicely!  I'm already seeing plants sprouting up where seeds were planted.  I can't imagine a garden without a few sunflowers.    I'm always amazed at how tall they grow - taller than me!!  They're always so bright and cheery and can't help but make me smile.  We try to save some of the heads filled with seeds to put out for the birds in the winter!
I made mine with the Ragged Daisy die.  I cut 8 sets of petals for each flower.
You can arrange them as you like, but here's how I did it.  I started by creating a box in the center of four petal die cuts.  Next I topped the box with two more petals in the center of the box, and again, two more sets of petals in a different direction so the circle is full. 
The background was created with Peerless Watercolors.  I started with a simple wash of Alice Blue and added dabs of Cobalt Blue and let them bloom for more color.  When that was dry I splattered white ink all over the background.
To add more depth to the die cut flower petals I dabbed distress ink in Wild Honey to the outer edges of each petal.
Since the stacked flowers are pretty thick and the center is a little hollow from the space created by the outer layers I adhered the center of the flower with adhesive foam tape. 
The scribble thank you makes a simple sentiment for this cheery card.
I hope you have a beautiful day!
Jeanne Floral Signature copy



Morning Jeanne, Wow !! thank you for this tutorial on the ragged daisy dies, I have just received mine from the retailer, I will definitely be trying this technique. Sunflowers are always uplifting and make me smile, I also love your background. A gorgeous card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Très jolie création !!

Very pretty creation.

Stunning card! Love the ragged Daisy! xxx

Thanks for the tip on how to make a full one. Gorgeous card. I love the blue wash background. My die is on backorder and I can't wait to get it.

Beautiful card Jeanne, great idea to use the Ragged Daisy as a Sunflower..love when we more flowers from one die.

Your card is so lovely! Thanks for the step by step on making a sunflower form this versatile die. One more die to add to the wish list! lol

Wow! So pretty and such a fun idea the way you used the die!
Sherrie K

I smiled the second I clicked on your blog! Love this gorgeous beauty! What a creative way to use this wonderful die.

Very cute card! Love the watercolor background and the sunflowers.

That is a beautiful card. Such a creative way to use the die, and the colors are bright and cheerful.

I Love how you made your Ragged Daisy into a gorgeous Summer Sunflower. TFS Jeanne. Hugs...

The depth you've created on your flowers with the layering of the dies and shading on the petals is fabulous!! PRETTY card Jeanne!

Oh aren't you ever clever, beautiful layering and colors on the flowers, lovely arrangement!

Just so beautiful!

Beau ! Beau! Beau!


Another beautiful and stunning card and love the blue background like a perfect summer sky , bring on perfect summer days and thank you for sharing your lovely card.

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