Friday, July 20, 2018

Hello, Sunshine

So, Esther asked me to be a guest designer on the CropStop blog and of course, I said yes!  So, here I am with a card for your inspiration:
I started out with some white co'ordinations card stock (which of course, I cut using my Fiskars paper trimmer!) for my base and scored it with my scor-pal as a top folding card.  For my next layer, I used the Darice Woodgrain embossing folder to emboss another piece of co'ordinations card.  Then I used my Ranger mini ink blending tool to ink the edges of the embossed panel with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink.  I use Spectrum Noir markers to color my image twice, so I could cut out the two larger sunflowers and pop them up with some foam tape.  Then I used Ranger Cinnamon Stickles to dot the center of the flowers.  I love the sparkle it adds.  I matted the image panel with some My Favorite Things brown card stock and then layered that on some My Favorite Things patterned paper.  I heat embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder on a scrap of the same MFT card stock and added 3 tiny rhinestones.  For adhering things together, I use my Tombow permanent adhesive runner for most things.  I used it to adhere the image panel and the mats together.  But whenever I adhere embossed panels, I like to use scor-tape as I feel it gives a stronger hold.  In the picture below, you can see more of the sparkle from the stickles.

Thanks for having me again, Esther!

Stamps: River City Rubber Works "Sunflowers lg." digi; Verve "Joyful Blooms" sentiment
Darice Wood grain embossing folder

Craft Dee Bow-Z--anything goes with handmade bow
Crafty Calendar--totally girly
Creative Inspirations--all tied up
Creates and Makes #22--anything goes
Creative Fingers #150--anything goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #86--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday--add a little sparkle (the stickles on the flower centers and the little rhinestones)
Die Cuttin' Divas #378--lots of layers
Crafty Sentiments--add a sentiment
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Crafter's Cafe #200--lots of layers
MFT #394--sketch

Penny's Challenge #389--anything goes


Esther Asbury said...

Heather, I love this beautiful summery card you created for your guest design spot today! It's ALWAYS a pleasure to share your work with the Cropstop readers!! Thanks for taking today's guest designer spot! You did a fabulous job!

Gloria said...

What a pretty card! Love the embossing and the way you added the stickles:) Thank you for playing along with us over at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Sue said...

Another beautiful card Heather! really lovely and thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue x

creationsnz said...

Such a lovely bunch of sunshine and lots of layers. So glad you shared your work with us at the Crafters Café, CarolG

Gina Knott said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the sunflowers and the embossing looks great. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx

Becca Sadler said...

Heather: you've created a sweet summery sunflower greeting card! It's terrific! Thanks for linking to PPCC blog this week! Becca/DT

Melanie Gee said...

Bright happy card.
Thank you for entering our Challenge at Creates and Makes
Mel DT

Sandra said...

Wonderful card, love the beautiful sunflowers. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

CraftyGirl said...

I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

karto_flana said...

Hello sunshine ;) It's a really sunny card :)
Thank You for joining us at Creative Fingers challange, DT Ella.

Paper Scissors Glitter said...

Love this card with the sunflowers and the great bow as an embellishment. Thanks for entering this month's challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck, Jayne DT