Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunflower Wreath & CLASSY FLASH SALE!!!

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Hi folks, it's Holly posting today!  Are you ready for FALL??? I know I am!  I've had enough of these 100+ degree temps and I'm ready for some crisp, cool, fall days.  Maybe this card will tide us over until the weather cooperates.  :-)

For this card, I pulled out my Blueprints 3 and Blueprints 4 die sets by My Favorite Things, and just mixed and matched until I got a neat layout for a card.  The wreath stamps from the Seasonal Wreaths by Flourishes, fit perfectly inside the large circle die from the Blueprints 3. I picked out the sunflower wreath and stamped it with a permanent ink and let it dry.  Then I went to town playing with my Tim Holtz Distress Markers and Tim Holtz Water Brush and colored in the wreath. The markers that I used are as follows:

Scattered Straw - sunflower petals
Wild Honey - sunflower petals
Shabby Shutters - leaves
Peeled Paint - leaves
Pine Needles - leaves
Aged Mahogany - wreath base and filler flowers
Fired Brick - wreath base and filler flowers
Vintage Photo - centers of sunflowers
Walnut Stain - centers of sunflowers

Once I finished coloring in the sunflower wreath, I set it aside to dry completely.  

I pulled out the French Country 6 x 6 paper pad, by Graphic 45,  and cut the sunflower paper with the large rectangle shape from the Blueprints 4.  The coordinating yellow paper from the same French Country 6 x 6 paper pad was cut with the scallop border from the Blueprints 4.  I used the same yellow paper to cut two of the little tags from the Blueprints 3.  

I stamped the "With" and "Thanks" from the Autumn Blessings stamp set by Flourishes, onto the two yellow tags. The sunflower paper was adhered to a dark brown card base with the two rounded corners at the top of the card. Next, I glued down the two sentiment tags on the left side and then cut off the excess that was overhanging.

With the sunflower wreath now completely dry, I centered it inside the large pierced circle die from the Blueprints 3 and cut it out.  I then cut out the arch shape from Blueprints 3 with dark brown cardstock and adhered the sunflower wreath circle to the arch.  I glued the arch down onto the card and then glued the yellow scallop border at the very bottom.  Some red twine was wrapped around the bottom of the card to finish this off.

It's fun to see how mixing and matching can lead to new ideas.  I hope you try one or two of the new Blueprints die sets and see for yourself!  :-)

A beautiful fall card! Thanks Holly!!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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