Tuesday, May 20, 2014

My Favorite Things "Sunflower Sweetheart"

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

Just a quick post to show you a couple things I have been working on. As of late, I have been doing a lot of die cutting, stamping and then coloring the images while watching television with my husband. Then I take the images and design a card at a later date. By doing some of my card making this way,  I don't feel guilty spending time on my crafting. And I have to craft. If for some reason I had to stop, a part of me would die inside. Card making, scrap booking, sewing...any type of hands on craft is essential for me to be a complete person. A lot of people do not understand it but it is like anything-if you love it enough, you make time for it no matter what! (Wish I could say this about cleaning...)

That said, here are two cards I created using My Favorite Things "Sunflower Sweetheart" set. I ADORE this set and had so much fun sitting down and playing with it. I am still working on mastering coloring with Copic markers but so far, I am liking the results of my creations.

The first card I made I used the girl image, the sunflower and the grass.

I used an embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts for the background.

I then used a blender tool to shade PTI Lemon Tart and Summer Sun ink onto the embossing. I love the way it came out!! I then layered an oval over the sun and adhered the little girl over it using foam adhesive. I then adhered another sunflower over that one, again using foam adhesive. My last step was to adhere grass at different angles under her feet. I have never done a card like this but am happy with the results.

I just noticed that I went out of the lines a bit on the dress and on the hat. I said I wasn't an expert on the Copics but this is way better then it has been in the past!!


The second card I used a sketch as my jumping off point. However, for some reason I didn't save the sketch and cannot find it anywhere!! Just when I think I am organized.... Here is the card:

The first thing I did was to ink around the whole card with Vintage Photo ink and then I cut, inked and adhered a strip of patterned paper 1/4" from the left side. Next I die cut the banner, stamped the sentiment and adhered it to the card front. Then I wrapped a piece of green twine three times around the card front and tied it into a bow.  That seems like so many steps and I am not even to layering the fun part yet!!

I die cut a square with a stamped edge, inked the edge and adhered that OVER the twine. I then die cut a white circle and adhered that over the square with foam adhesive. Now the fun part begins!! I took all the little pieces I colored in and just arranged them over the circle until I liked the overall design. I then adhered them with a mixture of dot adhesive and foam adhesive. My last step was to go over the bird and the middle of the flowers with a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen. Can you see the sparkle in the close up below?

I love how this card came out and will be making more of this design. I have to admit that coloring in the wagon was just too fun.


I want to thank you all for stopping by today. Have a great day!!



Alanna said...

These are both so fabulous. You've showcased this stamp set beautifully.

Taunya Butler said...

Sunflower girl is adorable and these cards turned out beautifully!! Love them both and the techniques on them are fabulous!!