Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle

Today I created another card using the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. I am quite surprised that I would love this bundle so much because I’m not typically a sunflower person. But this set is so versatile and I it this has been my most used item from the new catalog. Ironically, I only ordered it because my MIL loves sunflowers and thought it would be nice to make her a card.

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Sunflower Versatility

When I say this bundle is versatile, I really mean it! Look at some of the ways I have used it.

In the first photo, I stamped, colored and die-cut the images – the same as today’s card but I changed up the colors. In the second photo, I simply die cut the sunflower outline and attached it to a beautiful background. And in the third photo, I built a sunflower totally with die-cuts. And these are just the ways I’ve used this bundle so far.

Coloring the Sunflower (on the card)

  • I stamped the sunflower and leaf images in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock and cropped them out with the corresponding dies.
  • The Petals: I colored all of the petals with the Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend. Then I added shading with Dark Night of Navy. I then went over the petals again with the light marker to blend.
  • The Center: I colored the center of the sunflower with the Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend. I dotted around the edges with Bronze, and added a few dots of Bronze in the very center also.
  • The Leaves: I colored the entire leaf with Dark Light Crumb Cake and then added shading with Bronze and Dark Crumb Cake.

    Coloring the Sunflower (Beside the Card)

    To color the sunflower laying beside the card, I used four Stampin’ Blend Markers: light and dark Night of Navy and light and dark Balmy Blue. I used basically the same process starting with the lightest marker and then building the shading keeping the darkest colors where shading would be the deepest – near the center and where petals overlap.

    Tip: Don’t get locked into using the same family of Stampin’ Blends for shading. Sometimes adding a another tone works better for a more dramatic effect.

     Assemble the Card:

    • Start with a card base made from Whisper White Thick Cardstock.
    • Add a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Early Esspresso Cardstock.
    • Stamp the sentiment centered and about 1/4″ from the bottom on a  5″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock and attach to card.
    • Add a 2″ x 3 3/4 piece of wood grain DSP from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper Pack about 1/4″ from the top and left side of the Whisper White cardstock layer.
    • Die-cut the double sprig of wheat with the die included in the bundle.
    • Add the sprig and the leaf to the card Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen for the sprig and Stampin’ Seal for the leaf.
    • Attach the colored sunflower to the card with foam adhesive.

    Tip: stamp the sentiment before adding the piece of white cardstock to the card. If you don’t get a perfect stamp you can just flip the cardstock over and try again.

    Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today’s card.

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