Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Harvest Blessings

While driving to work I see sunflowers and they are so tall and pretty.  Maybe next year I will grow some in my garden.  My card today is inspired by nature and was given to a friend for her birthday.

I stamped the sunflowers from the Harvest Blessings set by Our Daily Bread Designs in StazOn Black on Naturals Ivory cardstock.  The leaves and sunflowers were colored in with ink pads and a blender pen.  I added some copper Stickles to the center of the flowers.

The butterflies were cut from Pumpkin Pie paper with my Big Shot and SU's Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.  I painted them with Spiced Cider Shimmerz Paint.

I wasn't sure about the background paper, but then came across my Papertrey Autumn Abundance pad and thought the plaid would go really well with the sunflowers.

I added 3/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon to the corners and glued my bow with Crystal Effects.

The inside sentiment was stamped in VersaMark and embossed with gold embossing powder and a heat gun.

"Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also.  He attracts and follows." ~ Jean Paul Richter
Card Recipe:  
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs Harvest Blessings, Sentiment by PSX (F-318)
Paper:  Desert Storm, Close to Cocoa, Papertrey Autumn Abundance Designer Paper, Pumpkin Pie, Naturals Ivory
Ink:  StazOn Black; Leaves & Stems - Kiwi Kiss, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive & Wild Wasabi; Sunflowers - Summer Sun, More Mustard; Center - Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso; Sentiment - VersaMark with Gold EP
Accessories:  3/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, Copper Stickles, Spiced Cider Shimmerz Paint, SU Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Bow-Easy
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging, Blender Pen


Laurie Unger said...

Cute card! love the bow in the corner. I really like how you chose to color the sunflowers with the blender pen. I've never been able to master that.

Becky said...

Wonderful card, lovely colors.

Rosemary said...

Love this card perhaps because I do grow sunflowers and they are so cheery...

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
A pretty autumn card and I'll bet the sentiment looks nice embossed.

Cheryl said...

This is so pretty. Love your coloring and that bow is awesome. I can't seem to get the bow-tying thing down. If I've ever tied a pretty bow, you can be sure I spent a LOT of time on it! ;)

Pam~ said...

I really like sunflowers too! Love the look of your ribbon tied around your beautiful card! Great job coloring the sunflowers and look forward to seeing some in your garden next year! :)

Chris said...

I love your sunflower card, Donna! It is so pretty and sunflowers are one of my favorites!

KarinsArtScrap said...

I like your sunflowers donna, they are very pretty.

greetings karin

Carrie Sampsel said...

Beautiful card. The paper goes so well with the sunflowers. Love it.

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