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9/27/2014

Sunflower Wreath

Welcome, and good afternoon.

I need to add a warning note about using the soda can metal, and will edit my last post to reflect this warning. Normally I don't sand the edges of the soda can die cuts but the edges can be sharp. On a small die cut that is adhered to the card base, I don't worry so much that the recipient will cut themselves. For the larger background on the gold/red Christmas tree,  all edges  & corners were sanded with a thick emory board just to insure safe handling by the recipient.

Now onto today's card:


- Northwoods image stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle, colored with copics, WoS. A second image was stamped to get extra flowers to be colored & popped up on the wreath. Mixed flowersoft in shades of Autumn (a mixture), Nut Brown, yellow and Gold Diamonds (very fine). Sunflowers centers are not all brown so tried to get some shading with the mixture. I'm not great with the flowersoft, & used a light hand applying this product.

- S/B scalloped circle die to cut out the image, used DI Scattered Straw around the edges.

- Impression Obsession clear sentiment stamped in the center.

- Cheery Lynn lattice die from a snippet. This was a center portion where something had been cut from opposite ends, so there was missing bits on tiny places of the lattice. The Sweet Cuts Elegant leaf flourish die (snippets) and the added sunflowers (from white c/s snippets from a punch, colored & 2 layers) cover the missing areas.

- Card base was textured cream card stock.

That's it folks. Have a wonderful Saturday afternoon and hope it's pleasant wherever you are. Thanks for joining me & big hugs.

43 comments:

Liz said...

What a beauful card! I just love sunflowers on cards, and these look really lovely. xx

Sue said...

Now that is stunning.

Hope you are having a nice weekend.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow stunning card Mary
hugs
lorraine x

Sue said...

Ohhh this is stunning Mary its really gorgeous! huggles Sue xxx

Hazel said...

Love all those sunflowers, your card is beautiful Mary . Hazel xx

Chrisboldo said...

Mary, wow that is a beautiful Fall card. You outdid yourself Gal....

Hugs
Chris
http://thecardphilelady.blogspot.com

Jacee said...

Simply gorgeous Mary, those flowers look amazing!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

cuilliesocks said...

hi Mary, gorgeous card, Love the beautiful design and all those lovely dies, using all my favourite colours too, hoping you enjoyed your Saturday.
it's just almost 7.30 in the evening and we are enjoying a documentary about Yellowstone Park, throughout the seasons, and the animals who live there, facinating place and some amazing birds and animals, hugs Kate x

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Mary!! The flowers all look so beautiful!! I love the lattice background!! All of the details are fabulous!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
another of your super designed cards.
I love the fab stamping of the sunflowers, and they look so ooooooo! pretty on that wreath.
Wow I like that lattice die.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Mary - love that you used a 'snippet' for your lattice, and used flowers to embellish over the oops bits :-).
Blessings
Maxine

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous Summery card, makes me feel much warmer just looking at it, love the flowers and the different shades.

Kath x

Jean Straw said...

Beautiful sunny card Mary, I love all the sunflowers, what a good idea to use flower soft for the centres. The trellis background looks great too.
Jean x

Carol said...

This is beautiful Mary, the colours are wonderful. Carol x

Pat said...

Love all the sunflowers Mary, and they look like they are growing up the trellis, which is so pretty. We passed fields full of sunflowers in France, but unfortunately they had finished flowering. Must be a wonderful sight when they are all in full bloom. x

Bonnie said...

What's more cheerful than a sunflower? A whole wreath of them! Gorgeous, my friend, just gorgeous!

Carol L said...

The sunflowers all look so pretty on the trellis! Gorgeous card Mary!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous. Your flowers are fantastic. Beautiful work, Mary!

Irene said...

Hello Mary

A beautiful card. I love the idea of the trellis background with your stunning sunflowers growing on it.
Just beautiful.

luv
irene
xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Adorably gorgeous flowers Mary, lush colours and love your added beauties...enjoy your weekend, what's left of it.xxx

The Journey is the Start


Marilyn said...

Beautiful!!

Brenda said...

Wow! This card is beautiful Momma Mary! I love that wreath of sunflowers and you have them colored and flower soft up so pretty! I love the extra flowers that you popped up too, The flourish leaves are so pretty and what a great way to use that lattice cut. Just gorgeous for sure. I never gave a thought about the can being used on the whole card being sharp, but I guess it would. Didn't know you could smooth the edges with a heavy emory board either. Learned something new today! Hugs, Brenda

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous, love the bright sunflowers.
Lorraine

Petra Swart said...

Your sunflowers are beautiful, Mary and the flowersoft centres are lovely!!! The trellis bg is perfect!!! Love your card!!!

Hugz

Pat said...

Mary, this is absolutely beautiful. Love the coloring and the entire design of the card. Great job my friend.

Tina Campbell said...

Wow that is a beautiful card, I just love sunflowers

Sarah said...

Wow Mary, that really is autumn on a card...perfect!! xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is beautiful Mary! Love the lattice background and all the glorious sunflowers - so so pretty. A beautiful welcome to autumn, for sure!

Margaret said...

Such a pretty card, Mary
Margaret xx

Kim Heggins said...

Just beautiful and I would love one just like this to hang on my front door!

Sheila H said...

I love sunflowers, Mary, and yours are just gorgeous. They are so life like. Your coloring is beautiful. The lattice die is a great backdrop. I love the pop of green on the corners.

Benzi said...

Mary, this is an outstanding card. I love that you popped up some of the sunflowers. I really like the Flower Soft but I don't always love creating with it I tend to have a hard time. The card is beautiful and I like your pumpkin to the side...a wonderful Autumn look.

SarahGeorge said...

Gorgeous card Mary :) Lovely sunflowers :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning card Mary, love it!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Pippa said...

Wow Mary what a fantastic card. Love all the dimension and texture on it and the colouring too.

Loll Thompson said...

Really beautiful fall card Mary. Love the dimension from the popped up extra layers of blooms. Loll xx

Sandy said...

Sunflowers are my favorite flower. Stunning Mary!
Sandy xx

SARN said...

WOW - this is a stunner Mary. So much intricate detail. Love it. xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful bright sunny card love thetrellis background and all the glorious sunflowers
Carol x

Sarah Mabery said...

What a great fix for the holes in your lattice. That image is gorgeous and your coloring is amazing. The sunflowers look real. Absolutely lovely.

Lucy Woods said...

Beautiful! I love sunflowers!

Donna Ellis said...

ohhhhhhh! how gorgeous! beautiful colors, and such a pretty design, Mary!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty card!