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



10 comments:

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

    Sylv xx

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

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

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

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  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

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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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