Sunday, October 31, 2021

Fall Sunflowers

Hello and welcome!  I have a card to share with you that I made for the challenges at Double D, where the theme is sunflowers, and The Paper Players, where the lovely Ann has given us a fun Tic Tac Toe board.  I'm joining the Double D challenge at the last minute and took a look at the new PP challenge and saw that my card worked for it as well (die cut, leaves/pumpkins, embellishments).

I've had this amazing slimline stamp with sunflowers for a while and this was the perfect opportunity to ink it up.

The image was stamped in brown amalgam ink which works with both watercolor and Copic markers, the later of which I used to color the image.  There's so much detail that it actually took me a couple of afternoons to color and complete the card.  After everything was colored, a rectangle die was used to cut down the panel, then I used gold metallic ink to add splatter and a gold edge.  

The hello sentiment was die cut twice from white cardstock and once from gold matte then layered together and added to the vellum shadow.  The vellum shadow was die cut with double sided adhesive on the back so it could be added to the card without any adhesive showing through.  It works so slick!  The colored panel was matted on a kraft layer, then added to the ivory card base with thin foam tape.  The last touch was to adhere a few gold baubles for a bit of bling.

Thanks for taking time to stop by!  Take care!


PS - scroll down if you want to see my DT card for Sunday Stamps.

Stamps:  Slim Fall Sunflowers (Stampendous)
Paper:  Ivory (Simon Says Stamp), Neenah Desert Storm, Matte Gold (SSS), Vellum
Ink:  Gina K Chocolate Truffle Amalgam
Other:  Gansi Tambi Starry Colours metallic paint, Big Scripty dies (Ellen Hutson), Gorgeous Golden Baubles (Trinity Stamps), Copic markers


Claire Broadwater said...

Stef, this is so gorgeous, that there are no words to describe how much I love this. If I got this in the mail, I would frame it! SOOOO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! Happy Halloween, My Friend!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Stef, what exquisite coloring! I love sunflowers, and what a beautiful card with the colors and the lovely gold elements! Stunning, sweet friend! Hugs and love! xoxo

Ann Schach said...

Oh, Stef! This is absolutely stunning. Your coloring is beyond perfection. I agree with Claire...this is a frameable work of art. Thank you so much for playing in my challenge at The Paper Players this week!

Diane said...

WOW, stunning card, your coloring is gorgeous!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Darlene said...

OH WOW Stef ... this is gorgeous! Your coloring is beautiful and I can understand why it took awhile to complete ... but so worth it! GREAT design too! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Sunflowers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Amanda Mertz said...

Gorgeous x 10! What a work of art!! Your coloring is flawless and you've captured the fall colors perfectly. I also really like the gold sentiment and gold flecks across the card front. Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow, Gorgeous coloring!!

Debbie Crowley said...

Stef, your card caught my eye. This is absolutely beautiful. It's truly art! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players this week.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Stef this is absolutely stunning! what a fabulous stamp and even more fabulously coloured!!! Thanks for playing TicTacToe with us over at The Paper Players this week!

Nancy said...

I had to come by for a close-up! Outstanding car, Stef!!