I used Thick Whisper White cardstock for the base of my card. For the next layer, I embossed a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. To that piece I added a piece of Playing With Patterns 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and then wrapped a piece of Whisper White Faux Linen Ribbon (one of the ribbons in the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack) around the middle and secured it in the back with adhesive. After adhering that piece to the card base, I went to work on the sunflower.
As you can see in the photo of the dies, above, there are two pieces that can be used to create the sunflower, a backing and then the actual sunflower. I cut the backing out of Purple Posy cardstock and then embossed it with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. Then I cut the sunflower out of Whisper White cardstock. I added some Multipurpose Glue to the middle of the sunflower and placed it on top of the backing. I did lift some of the areas of the sunflower to try and add more adhesive but as you can see, those areas are very narrow. Next time, I’ll try running the sunflower through my die-cutting using one of our adhesive sheets so that the entire sunflower is secured. But, I may end up liking it better not completely adhered to the backing. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sunflower before attaching it to the front of the card.
I used the stamp set, Butterfly Gala, for the sentiment and embossed it using Silver Embossing Powder. It was cut out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back before adhering it to the card.
Bundle Alert: The Sunflowers Dies can also be purchased as part of a bundle.
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- Thick Whisper White cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″
- Playing with Patterns 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper: 5-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
- Whisper White cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″
- Whisper White cardstock: scrap for sunflower
- Whisper White cardstock: scrap for sentiment
- Purple Posy cardstock: scrap for sunflower backing
Coming September 1st: The Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (the smaller machine will be available later in the year)
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