Sunday, June 19, 2011

Embrace Life



Some of you told me you were interested in purchasing the Cheery Lynn Designs sunflower die (DL121) from Joan's Gardens and asked me to create a card using them.  I love this die because it really creates a perfect looking sunflower. I'm sure you could also create a beautiful daisy with it.

Nine flowers were die cut using bright yellow card stock and each petal was sponged with a darker yellow to give it some dimension.  The centers have little tiny pin holes in them to resemble the center in sunflowers.  They were sponged with several shades of brown inks.  Each layer of the flower and the center was shaped with the tools from the Flower Tool Kit I always use from Joan's Gardens.  There are three layers for each flower. The stems for these flowers were stamped using the Heartfelt Creations "Simple Filler Stems Precut Set" (HCPC 3319).  The leaves were cut off the stems and the smallest leaf in the Heartfelt Creations "Distressed Leaves PreCut Set" (HCPC 3376) was stamped, sponged green and cut out.  These leaves coordinate with the Nested Leaves Nestabilities so they are easy to cut out using the die.    I thought the leaves from the Distressed Leaves stamp set matched a sunflower better than the ones on the flower stalk.  I saved the leaves cut off the stems so they can be used on another card.

The "Victorian fence" (B123) is from the Cheery Lynn Designs dies.  Joan has both the fence and the matching gate.  The butterflies are from the Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Butterfly set (there are three butterflies in this die set).  The sentiment and frame are from the JustRite "Signs of Life" stamp set.  The grass was created with the Martha Stewart Grass Punch. 

What do you think?  Don't you love these sunflowers created with the Cheery Lynn Designs die.  I am sure you will have lots of fun creating with all these great dies you can get from Joan's Gardens.  Joan has just posted the new Cheery Lynn dies in the June Release.

9 comments:

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fabulous card. I just love those flowers.

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous sun flowers Selma, just stunning.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Linda said...

more dies I have to have LOL this is an outstanding card!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Gorgeous Card and oh such beautiful flowers Selma....love the picket fence too.

Love Sheila xx

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Just a darling card! You know how I feel about flowers...any flowers...I love the sunflowers!

Olga said...

very pretty!!!! Love the flowers!

Evette K. said...

Selma, you are amazing. These flowers are stunning and your creation of the fence, flowers,grass and sentiment all fit so beautifly. Great job!!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

You have created a wonderful scene! Absolutely beautiful!

Lana said...

Selma I love your card today how cheery and bright!!Oh my gosh its just so darn pretty great job!

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