Thursday, January 30, 2020

Sunflower Thank-You Card


I was in need of a thank you card and used this SSS Sunflower Stem die to create one. I used 2 different colored pieces of green card stock, along with some yellow Daffodil card stock and matching striped designer paper. I cut the flower center with a snippet of rust colored card stock, then dotted it with Copics and covered it with glossy accents. The sentiment was done with a very old Verve stamp I've had for years. It's a single stamp that was a gift with a stamp set I bought from Verve probably 8-10 years ago. I heat-embossed it with white ep on a snippet of black that was cut with a SU! square pillow box framelit die and I embellished it with negative bits from a SSS pinpoint border die that look like little cross stitches. The striped dsp was die-cut with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:



Retro Rubber challenge #127 - use the following tic-tac-toe grid

RRCB 127

I chose the diagonal line from the top left using green, die cut and nature.

Thanks for stopping by and it's always nice to have you visit. Thanks too for taking the time to leave a comment to let me know you were here. Have a fabulous day!

Carol



22 comments:

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What a great card! It is certainly professional looking, it has a great stitch edge, and the little punch you used for the pretty sentiment has such cute corners. The flower looks great too. I hope you are proud of this one! Have a great day! It is sunny but was really cold when I was out this morning!

Janice M said...

What a pretty Thank you card! Love how you 2 toned the leaves and added the glossy accents to the flower center. It really makes it pop! I find myself making more and more cards with mainly die cuts. They are just so much fun to play around with.

Brenda in IN said...

Sunflowers are the happiest flowers and this card makes me happy. That's a pretty rust shiny center and I like the striped pattern paper. Those little x's under the sentiment add a bit of pizazz to the card.

*Vicki* said...

What a gorgeous floral die cute here Carol! I love the way you've done the center of the flower too! Really happy and beautiful thank you card! So excited to see you join in at the Retro Rubber chllenge my friend!! HUGS

Stampsnob. said...

Oh it looks like
spring is near Great choices ...........Lis

Verna Angerhofer said...

That sunflower looks so gorgeous with the inlaid design. The striped pattern paper and the yellow base really make it look so very cheerful!

Claire said...

Such a happy image makes a really cheery thank you card. I love the little kisses, I honestly thought they were sewn unit I read your post... so sweet as a finishing embellishment x

aussie aNNie said...

Classy and gorgeous card, lovely die used here and just love that striped background. Nicely done.x

Maria said...

A very pretty sunflower card! Great design and pretty colors! My friend’s daughter is getting married this fall and she loves sunflowers! I’m looking forward to the celebration!

Wendy said...

This card is gorgeous, Carol! Love that sunflower diecut and how you inlaid the pieces! This is sure to make someone smile with those bright sunny colors! Great job on the challenge! TFS & have a great day! :)

MiamiKel said...

OH Carol, this is really quite something! The sunflower is so bright and cheerful - so striking. I really love this!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Carol, so bright and cheery.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Daffodil Cards said...

It's such a miserable dark day here and this popped up in my emails to brighten my day, it's beautiful Carol.Love the daffodil and the sentiment stamps.
Faith x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Behold another fine creation with your famous inlay pieces. I swear you have such great patience! What a pretty sunflower!

scrAPpamondo said...

Such pretty thank you card, with your inlay and the texture of the flower centre!! Love the olive outline, it matches perfectly the yellow and the green! You founded the perfect matching patterned paper, too :) and that faux cross stitching made with leftover is a clever touch! Another very professional card, well done!!

nwilliams6 said...

Such a happy flower and eye-catching and pretty card, Carol! Hugz

Brenda said...

Oh Carol, I do so love this card! It is so cheery and bright, giving the look of the sun shining so brightly, wish our sun would shine! lol I am so loving that sunflower die, how fun it is. Loving that striped paper and love the sentiment die you used. I think that free stamp that you used for the sentiment is just lovely and I love the little "cross stitches". Yep, this card sure brings a lot of sunshine! Hugs, Brenda

jimlynn said...

This makes me wish for warmer weather! LOVE!
Lynn

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty thank you card! Sunflowers always make me think about a sunny day... It's winter so etra sunshine is always appreciated!

Di said...

What a lovely happy sunflower card this is Carol! It's just perfect in every way.

Hugs

Di xx

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous suny card carol and love the beautiful sunflower
Carol x

LeAnne said...

This big bold sunflower is a breath of fresh air on this cloudy day! Love how you put all the elements together! Thanks for using our Tic-Tac-Toe board for your creation this week!