Friday, 23 May 2014

Sunflower Love

Hello.  Welcome.  Today I went out to get a few stamps with Norwegian phrases.  I don't have many of these but I had seen some nice ones and intended to bite the bullet and pay the price.  Then I arrive to find birthday celebrations and 30% off.  Blessed be and happy dancing.  The unexpected bargains are all the sweeter.  So I bought a few sets, just to save a bit more!!  ROFL Crafter thrift.  As we say in my family "How can you afford not to buy?"  

Over at Joan's Touch the recipe this week was to use black, a die cut and embellishments.  I also saw a post over at Simon Says Stamp on custom panels and really wanted to try this technique.  

I started with a gold base card.  I cut an arc in a piece of black card and layered it onto the gold base.   I just used a craft knife to cut my arcs so they are not perfect.  I cut Poppystamps Bountiful Sunflower from the same card as the base but left the cuts in place.  The sentiment is one I bought this morning from Kort og Godt M-218 and translates as "and the greatest of all is love".  I embossed it in black onto the gold card and then added a black mat behind.  I also added three mini gold brads.  

Joining the fun at
Joan's Touch Challenge #14
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Botanicals
Country View Challenge 15 - Nature's glories 
CASology Week 96 - Flower
ALBC - Flower Power

Thanks for your visit and your lovely comments.  Hugs


  1. Very striking colours, love the die cut sunflower and the hand cut arc.

    Sylv xx

  2. Such striking colours on a lovely card. Great you got some craft bargains.
    Julie x

  3. Striking layout and colours! Works really well with the bold sunflower! Looks great!

  4. Truly beautiful, Gail! Love the flower; love the gold!

  5. Beautiful! You did a fabulous job with that knife! Thank you for sharing your card with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  6. Gail, what a beautiful color combination and pretty flower die! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  7. Stunning card! Lovely sunflower and fab striking colours xx

  8. Gail, this is so pretty. Love the colors and everything about it.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Touch for this challenge.

  9. Congratulations on the Joan's Touch challenge win, Gail. I LOVE your card. Thanks for sharing how you got the great effects on this. I thought this was a difficult challenge, and I really like how you did it.

  10. Such an eyecatching card, love the bold colour combination. Thanks for sharing with us at A Little Bit Crafty, good luck! Susan x


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