Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday - A Sunflower Card!

Welcome to Card Creating Tuesday over at My Cricut Craftroom!  Today we were asked to create a card featuring a sunflower.  I just happen to love sunflowers.... they are one of my favorite flowers, so I did not hesitate to sign up for this assignment!

I used the Art Nouveau cartridge and cut the sunflower, shadow and the layers on page 36 of the handbook.  I decided to cut the flower at 4 3/4 inches high.  I also cut one EXTRA round flower layer so I could off set the petals and curl the edges up after I shaded them with chalk.  

I hand embossed the leaves to give the look of veining to them and then used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder to emboss the center of the sunflower and give it the look of "seeds".  

To layer the flower and the saying, I cut a  "top note" background from Elegant Edges and embossed that using a Sizzix folder called "Swirls and Waves".  

I stamped the saying, which in case you can not read it says, "Just a little note to keep in touch because I think of you so much".  I have had this stamp for ages, so I don't even know the manufacturer of the stamp.
I used pop dots to give dimension to the card and also inked edges.  I am very happy with how this project turned out!  What do you think?  What is YOUR favorite flower?  
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!
Please visit my Design Team Sisters at My Cricut Craftroom to see what projects they came up with for today!  I am always impressed with their talent!
I am also joining in The Pink Cricut's linking party that she hosts every Tuesdayn
And Tip Junkie's Link Up Party at
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment!  


Miranda said...

Beautiful card! Great sentiment! Your flowers are awesome!
Miranda :)
MCCR DT Sister

angel4ever said...

Teresa this card is BEAUTIFUL!!! I really love it!


scrapbookingforfun said...

Outstanding card I love it!!!
Shelley DT sister mccr

Kathy Salido said...

Oh Teresa,
Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the embossing and the sentiment is perfect!!
My Cricut Craft Room Design Team

Creative M said...

Absolutely Fabulous!!!!TFS

Ronda Houston said...

That is sooo cute and you are SOOO talented!

Vanessa said...

you are so creative love it!!!

Trish (ImaCutter) said...

I love all the texture!

Claire said...

Love the cute sunflower climbing up the card. The embossing ROCKS!!
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.

Denise said...

Teresa, I just love your style! Your cards are so colorful and fun!

Edwina said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the flower and the sentiment. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

love ur card the sunflowers are beautiful!


Anonymous said...

A very pretty card! Surprised that the sentiment was applied by stamp. I always think of smaller stamps. You must truly love flowers with the tulip and rose cards previously. Everyone else must love them also! I know I do!
I also think the sentiment is a great saying. Will make a friend feel very special.

mamawcindy said...

I Love your Card Teresa! Love the Embossing! Thanks for Sharing! :0)

Doris P. said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! i so love the details on your card!! My cricut craft room dt sis.. doris

Mary said...

This is beautiful Teresa. I love the embossing on this card. TFS, Mary M

Tracey Sabella said...

Gorgeous card, Theresa!! Love how the black shadow makes your flower pop!! Love all the detail work with your embossing too! I'm a new follower. ~ Blessings


Candice Fields said...

Your card is so gorgeous! DT Sister Candice

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