Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sunflower Card by Chris

Every since my friend Penny created cutlines for SCAL back in October, I’ve been waiting for June to come around. Her cutline Half Moon looks like a sunflower to me, just perfect for my DS & DIL’s anniversary this month. I’ve been dreaming about this card for a long time, so I’ve tried a lot of different techniques on it. I started with a tan card base cut 7x 9.5 and scored it (on my ScorPal) at 4.5 inches. I wanted the front half of the card to be narrower than the back so I could put some edges along the side. I had some scalloped cardstock that I hardy ever use and cut off two strips to glue along the inside right edge.

I sprayed the outside of the card with Tattered Angels Old Lace. (This is absolutely my favorite glimmer mist now! Such a light rosy shade.) I embossed a piece of yellow cardstock with a cuttlebug folder and ran my distress ink—Spiced Marmalade--over it. Then I opened SCAL and on one layer imported the cutline and set it at 3.5 inches. On another layer I opened a circle that was just slightly larger than the sunflower at 3.75 inches and cut out the sunflower. I sprayed the sunflower with an orangey-gold glimmer mist and set it aside to dry. While it was drying, I took some acetate and free hand cut a vase and a brown shadow of the vase. I used my alcohol ink applicator and pounced several inks—pearl, lettuce, and shell pink—all over one side of the acetate. When it dried, I painted Antique Linen Distress Crackle over the inks and set it aside to dry. Going back to the sunflower, I began folding the lines. I used a tad of tacky glue to hold each fold in place and then ran some vintage photo distress ink around the edge. I then cut another circle (4.75 inches) this time out of brown cardstock; sprayed it with the Old Lace glimmer mist, roughed up the edges with a scissor and then rubbed Wild Honey distress ink around the edges. By this time the vase was dry. I took sandpaper to remove some of the crackle ink to allow some of the alcohol ink to show. I cut a stem free hand and glued it to the top of the brown cut a shadow of the vase and layered the acetate over it using glossy accents. I made sure I rubbed some around the shadow layer too to give it sheen.

I layered the sunflower over the brown circle with the stem between and then using my flower soft glue added brown flock to the center of the flower. I added the sentiment using Memento cocoa brown and of course, used Image Trees Homemade on the back of the card. I hope you like it. I think it is one of my best so far. Let me know what you think. Happy days…

Cutters Creek Resources:
Scor Pal
Flower Soft Glue
Memento Rich Cocoa
Fun Flock—Caramel Tan
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist—Old Lace
Image Trees—Homemade stamps
Adirondack Alcohol Inks and Ink applicator
Ranger Distress Crackle Paint—Antique Linen
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Distress Inks—Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo
Glossy Accents


  1. That is totally cool looking Chris! I probably have that cutfile and never knew it looked like that!!!

  2. this is fantastic, Chris. Everything looks great--the vase really impressed me, as I've never been able to get that look before.

  3. Wow! chris did an amazing job with this, so much detail!

  4. Awesome! It is absolutely amazing. I don't think I would have the patience - LOL! Thanks so much for sharing. Kerry P.

  5. Oh WOW Chris!!! I'm TOTALLY HONORED you used my file!!! This is SO SO SO GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE that what a treasure it will be for them!!!!

  6. very nice sunflower card... it looks so happy!

  7. OMGosh Chris! I love this! Gorgeous!!


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