Thank You Sunflower
by Candice Crawford
Hey there crafty friends, Candice here on the blog sharing a cheerful sunflower card. If you have not checked out the Sunflower Wreath from Memory Box, you are in for a treat!
I have to admit this stamp set has been in my collection for several months, but I pulled it out this weekend and made two stunning cards. Be sure to come back to the blog tomorrow to check out my second card using this same stamp set.
To make this card, you will need the Thank You Poe Script die set along with the Double Diamond Lattice plate and of course the Sunflower Wreath stamp set. First you will die cut the Lattice design from a piece of white cardstock. Be sure to remove all of the intricate pieces. The spellbinder tool in one is great removing the scraps from die cuts.
Next die cut the Thank You sentiment 3 times from some scrap black cardstock and adhere the sentiments layers together with some liquid adhesive.
Now for the fun part. Stamp the single sunflower image and coordinating leaves onto some white cardstock using a Copic friendly ink. I am using my Gina K Amalgam ink and my Misti to get a crip black image.
With your Copic markers you will color the flower petals with Y21, your lightest shade first. Then use Y24 your darkest shade to color the shadow portions. Then blend both colors together using your mid-tone Y19. This color combination is stunning for sunflowers. For the center of the flower you will use E55 the lighter shade first, then E57 for the shadows and blend with the E55.
For the leaves I used YG95 as my lighter shade first, then the shadows were highlighted with YG99. To blend both colors, I used my YG95 marker.
To assemble the card, I used some liquid adhesive to adhere the diamond lattice background to a white A2 size cardbase. Then I added my leaves using liquid adhesive, followed by the sunflowers popping up two of them with some foam tape. Lastly I added the layered Thank You sentiment to the center of the card with liquid adhesive.
This card is stunning and came together pretty quickly. I hope you have enjoyed today's card tutorial and found inspiration. Check back again tomorrow for another card design using this adorable stamp set. Happy Crafting!