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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Curtain Call Inspiration: Sunflowers!

Clearly Besotted is the sponsor for this challenge over at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge  with a chance to win their own set called: Blooming Marvelous stamps and Die Collection!!  Yahoo!!

I used PTI Simple Sunflower.  First I die cut the circle using a nestability die, then I marked off the circle on the card base and stamped my flowers.  the sentiment is a Hero Arts one that I shaped inside the actual die while it was on the glass block in order to get the sentiment to follow the circle.  I masked the flowers to add the leaves.

And now because I am going to take the new Online Card Class:  Insider, I am paying special attention to the inside of the cards, so here is this one:
It kind of goes with the front of the card sentiment:  amazing friend!!  Oh and I didn't forget to add a flower to the front of the envelope...but of course it was AFTER I cleaned and put the whole set away!!  I am learning, it is just taking me a while..!!

You do want to play along with this Sunflower explosion of cards?  go check it out...
                                                                                                                            stamps:  PTI Simple Sunflower, Hero Arts sentiment sets (2 different ones)
ink:  PTI summer sunrise, dark chocolate, simply chartreuse
paper:  PTI stampers select white                        


  1. LOVE this card, the circle with the seethrough and also the perfect stamping!

  2. Gorgeous Colleen ! Love the flowers peeking from the circle great idea. Love the rounded sentiment .
    I'm going to take tag class too.

  3. how beautiful, Colleen! love the window effect! thanks so much for playing along at the Curtain Call!

  4. Beautiful Colleen, love your peek a boo card. Thank you for sharing with us at the Curtain Call!

  5. So pretty. I love this technique and should use it more.

  6. This is such a fantastic CAS card Colleen! So bold and crisp and I love the circle cut out.

  7. Beautiful cards!! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Curtain Call!!


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