Sweet Sunflower

Hello fiends,

A new challenge starts today at the Double D Challenge blog. Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme “Sunflowers”. This is such a fun challenge, and most of us love flowers, so I hope to see your card linked up at the Double D challenge blog. The team have created beautiful cards to inspire you – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I used a sunflower stamp I bought a while ago for this challenge. I coloured the stamped image with my watercolour pencils and then fussy cut the image. My background layers are a diagonal striped designer paper as well as a journal card for a bit of contrast. I layered the sunflower image on the background with mirror tape for dimension and then add a black die cut butterfly. I finished off with a a gold mirror board sentiment.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Crafts Galore Encore #92 (October) (ends 10/30) – Always Anything Goes
  • Love to Craft LTCCB#63 (ends 10/30) – Always Anything Goes
  • Dies R Us Challenge #179 (ends 10/28) – Always Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs “Small Exotic Butterflies” (DL-113AB) — Poppystamps sentiment die “Vintage Happy Birthday” (Style no 1178))

The sunflower

The gold sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

Cream and black cardstock — Gold mirror board  — Prima designer paper “Stationer’s Desk” — Graphic 45 Journal card — Stampendous stamp “Cling Sweet Sunflower” (CRP221) — Cheery Lynn Designs “Small Exotic Butterflies” (DL-113AB) — Poppystamps sentiment die “Vintage Happy Birthday” (Style no 1178) — Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils — Wax cord for bow.

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.

Regards,

Amelia

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lauriehs4343
    Nov 03, 2021 @ 15:09:03

    Gorgeous sunflower! ! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

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  2. Judy Woodland
    Nov 01, 2021 @ 01:37:16

    Sunflowers always make me smile, including yours. I love your design, you have really nailed that Mood Board!!! That diagonal strip in the background and the addition of the butterfly really make this card spectacular!!!

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  3. Donna Phelan
    Oct 30, 2021 @ 12:25:59

    So beautiful! Love your fabulous design and that gorgeous sunflower!

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  4. Andree
    Oct 27, 2021 @ 23:14:07

    A wonderfully elegant card and a lovely painted sunflower.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore October Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

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  5. anyasofia
    Oct 26, 2021 @ 01:40:27

    Beautiful card and lovely background, fabulous card. xx

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  6. Lena Fonkert
    Oct 23, 2021 @ 23:26:39

    Beautiful card. Love your butterflies and gold accents. The inside looks beautiful too.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs,
    Lena

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  7. Anonymous
    Oct 22, 2021 @ 16:40:21

    Your card is my favorite on this challenge. Bright fall colors are great, but I love the earthy tones on this one.

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  8. Connie Griffin
    Oct 21, 2021 @ 04:35:01

    Gorgeous coloring and I like the mirror card sentiment and pretty butterfly with it!

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  9. kathy krug
    Oct 21, 2021 @ 00:04:28

    Awesome layout and papers for your pretty sunflower.

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  10. ednamburgess
    Oct 20, 2021 @ 15:58:55

    Very pretty and so fall looking. Love it.

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  11. Darlene Pavlick
    Oct 20, 2021 @ 15:06:20

    WOW … how beautiful! LOVE your angle striped background and your journal card made for such a wonderful contrast (I’ll have to remember that trick). Everything about this card is just beautiful and very comforting! Fabulous inspiration my friend! HAPPY day to you!

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  12. Birgit Norton
    Oct 20, 2021 @ 13:11:48

    This is beautiful Amelia! Perfect coloring on this sunflower and the gold sentiment adds a touch of elegance. Lovely!

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  13. Vicki R.
    Oct 20, 2021 @ 12:55:51

    Lovely, Amelia! The gorgeous sunflower pops against the darker, striped background. The butterfly is the perfect touch!

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  14. Josuane
    Oct 20, 2021 @ 11:56:33

    Lovely card !

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  15. Diane Hover
    Oct 20, 2021 @ 11:53:26

    Beautiful card Amelia and your sunflower is colored so perfectly, lovely design too!!

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