Let the Blends Do All The Talking with Celebrate Sunflowers

Let the Blends Do All The Talking with Celebrate Sunflowers

It is no secret how much I love the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, from Stampin’ Up! but in this card I let the Stampin’ Blends do all the talking, and I love the way it turned out.

Stampin’ Blends are alcohol markers that can be blended together to make a realistic look. I am not an color expert but I think the blends are so forgiving when you color that they look great no matter how much technique you use.

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Creating My Focal Point

The very first thing I did was my focal point on a piece of whisper white cardstock measuring 5″ x 3.75″. I stamped my two huge sunflowers first, from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, and then masked over them to add the leaves. Then I just filled in the rest of the blank space. For my mask, I used a piece of lined paper and washi tape. I usually use post its, but the sunflower was TOO big. (what an awesome problem!)

When I was done, I used my blends and colored. This took a bit of time, but I am loving the results.

My Card Layout

I used Pool Party for my card base, cut in the hot dog fold at 4.25″ x 11″ and scored down the middle at 5.5″.

I left the inside blank for writing by attaching a piece whisper white cardstock measuring 5″ x 4.25″.

I matted my focal point with Basic Black cardstock, 1/8″ bigger on all sides. I adhered everything flat to the card.

To create my sentiment, I used the Ornate Thanks stamp set and the Pick a Punch and heat embossed in White to make the stand out and be dramatic.

To finish my card, I grabbed some black bakers twine from my ribbon stash and added a bow.

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xoxo,

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