Monday, 21 July 2014
Today's card is the ultimate antidote to the Christmas of last week what could bring us back to the summer than a sunflower!
I know I am saying this a lot lately but this is not a difficult card or creation however it is time consuming as the flower dies from spellbinders, whilst easy to follow and make up do take a while to put together properly. There are numerous tutorials on you tube on the making of this and the other flowers in the range.
I have to say that they are very effective and whilst quite big a smaller card does show them off well. I started this card by making the card blank using the largest die in the labels 38 set from spellbinders. I folded a sheet of A4 card in half and placed the die over the fold ensuring that the fold is inside cutting line, ensuring that the fold is not cut. Once run through your die cutting machine you will get a shaped card out with fold intact. I then drew round the inside of the same die on a sheet of white card and cut out the shape. This creates a perfect mat that fits the card blank, using the next die down leaves too large a border.
I then cut a frame using the next 2 sizes of the labels die and embossed these. This was then foam mounted in the centre. The sentiment strip is cut using spellbinders curved borders 2 i then cut this into a strip and added a thin layer of yellow to balance the flower.
Finally I added the flower with a selection of leaves that come in the set and a nice sunny card is created.
Spellbinders create a sunflower die
spellbinders labels 38 die
spellbinders curved borders 2
yellow, brown & white cardstock
Crafters Companion Sentimentals stamp.
A summery card that would be great to send wishes to anyone.