Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Finally Back on Track

I am finally back on track and now trying to play catch-up.  I would love just to getting stamping and inking but all those other things that I haven't done keep calling me.  I finally bought my flowers yesterday so will be getting outside to get dirt on my fingers.

As I haven't been able to do a lot of card making lately, I would like to share a Mother's Day card that I did.

Stamps: Loved Ones –
Paper: Naturals White, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Regals DSP Stack (Old Olive)
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Lattice Die, 3/4” Circle Punch, 1-1/2" Circle Punch,  Build A Blossom Punch, Neutral Designer Buttons

The Sunflower petals are punched using the Build a Blossom punch - 16 large petals and 8 smaller petals.  To get the curve on the petals, each petal was curved using the smallest file tool in the distressing kit and then manipulated a tad with my fingers.  Each petal was sponged with Daffodil Delight ink.
A 1-1/2" circle  formed the base of the sun flower.  Attach the larger petals around the circle and then add a second layer overlapping the base petals.  Finally, the smaller petals were added to the second layer.

The Sunflower's center was made using a circle punched from Early Espresso card stock, an Early Espresso Designer Button added and then attached to the flower.

Until next time...



  1. Love the sunshine yello and the simplicity of this terrific card Karen. I have a feeling that life is about to hurl some huge boulders my way too!

  2. Karen this is beautiful I love the combination of the bold sunflower and lattice die.

  3. Beautiful flower and love the way you used this die! So very pretty!

  4. This is beautiful Karen, I love that flower,

  5. Love card Karen! The flower is gorgeous!

  6. Such a pretty card, and that flower is lovely!

  7. Totally awesome, Karen!! I love this sensational blossom!! What a wonderful Mother's Day card!!

  8. Karen LOVE this bright cheery flower. I am still not back on track, but I did get my flowers planted! Happy Memorial Day weekend! hugs.


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