Cards

Wishing You Sunny Days Card

By  Karan Gerber  for  Heartfelt Creations (www.heartfeltcreations.us)

Cheer up a friend with this classic sunflower card.

Materials

  • Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Paper Collection (HCDP1 247)*
  • Cardstock: white, burnt orange
  • Watercolor paper
  • Beads: U.S. Artquest Spring Bling Mini Prills Collection (AND850)*, seed beads
  • White pearls

Tools

  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-Cutting and Embossing Machine (452255)*
  • Dies: Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower (HCD 753)*, Classic Leaf (HCD 736)*; Spellbinders 5x7 Heirloom Legacy
  • Heartfelt Creations PreCut Stamp Sets: Chick Retreat (HCPC 3631)*, Classic Sunflower (HCPC 3626), Open Leaf (HCPC 3545)
  • McGill Paper Tools*: Paper Blossoms Tool Kit (459222), Paper Blossoms Molding Mat (159223), Paper Shaping Tools and Piercing Mat (048749)
  • Water brush
  • Ink Pads: Ranger Jet Black Archival, clear embossing
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Markers
  • White embossing powder
  • Paper adhesive
  • *Products available from Heartfelt Creations

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scissors, heat tool, scoring tool, repositionable tape, scissors
  • Size
  • 1. Card is 5"x7".
  • Wishing You Sunny Days Card
  • 1. Die cut 5"x7" Heirloom Legacy from white cardstock, adding oval in die center to create cutout. Mat with burnt orange cardstock with center removed using same oval die.
  • 2. Cut 5"x7-1/2" panel from burnt orange cardstock. Score 1/2" from top (short side). Fold on score and adhere flap to back of panel created in Step 1.
  • 3. Stamp Chick Retreat on watercolor paper using black ink. Color with markers; adhere to inside of card.
  • 4. Stamp Classic Sunflower on watercolor paper using clear embossing ink. Emboss with white embossing powder; heat set. Color with markers. Create die template for Classic Sunflower die. (Note: Watch this video to learn how to make die templates: http://youtu.be/sYJYTBs2kDA.) Die cut sunflowers using template technique. Adhere beads to flower centers
  • 5. Stamp three leaf sets on watercolor paper; die cut out. Mold leaves and cut apart if needed.
  • 6. Stamp sentiment on watercolor paper; trim as desired. Lightly color edges with markers, then blend toward center using water brush.
  • 7. Using photo as guide, assemble flowers and leaves; adhere to card front. Adhere extra sunflowers and leaves inside oval to fill front of card.
  • 8. Adhere white pearls to die cut card front as shown.
  • Tip
  • 1. Watch this video to learn how to shape the flowers: youtu.be/faTpandFJLI