Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Sunflower Birthday

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week is a Designer's Choice Challenge and Patti has chosen: Use a Recycled product on your Project

And here is the card I created:
My recycled element is a piece of acetate that I saved from some stamp packaging.  I sandwiched it between two die cut panels to create the front of this card.  You could do the same look without using acetate, but I really like the finished look using it gives.  The whole sunflower is from the "Sunflower" image while the two partial sunflowers are from the "Floral Positive" image.  They are slightly smaller than the other sunflower image so it gives some interest to the design.
I die cut the word "happy" out of gold glitter paper and layered it on two die cuts cut from kraft paper.  I added cinnamon stickles to the centers of the sunflowers and finished the card off with some brown enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this photo.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Sunflower", "Floral Positive", and "Birthday"
Dies: Sugar Pea Designs "Arrow Cover Plate"; Verve "Antique Oval"; MFT "Happy Trio"

YNS #146--decorations (enamel dots and stickles)
Cut It Up #207--old school (use old products); the stickles I have had for probably 15 years and I've had these particular enamel dots for several years.  All of the dies are at least 3 years old, and probably several more for the sentiment panel die.
Word Art Wednesday #455--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Krafty Chicks #522--all occasions
Cardz TV #122--anything goes
Double Trouble #65--something, anything, everything (Thing #1: anything goes; Thing #2: play along with any previous partner--I chose the play with Crafting Happiness)
Crafting Happiness #64--anything goes


Shirley said...

What a fun card. It has been years since I made a card with acetate. The sunflowers are very pretty and colored so perfectly. Great job.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Heather and great way to recycle! So many great ideas this week!

Melanie Hungerford said...

So pretty, that glittery gold "happy" really catches my eye, and I love the see-thru front. Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love how you used your die on the front of the card and kept it open, great image and coloring and layout... Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Crafting Happiness

Laurie Unger said...

What a fun card. The acetate gives it that "finished" look and could be taken even further if you wanted. Wonderful job with the recycled DCC.

Alyson Mayo said...

This is awesome! I love the open element on the card front and the sunflowers are superb! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Patti J said...

Heather, this is amazing! I love everything about your beautiful creation! Great take on the challenge!