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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sunflower Golden Thanks

Hello friends!
I'm back again this afternoon to share another "thank you" card that I promised!
I guess I'm still in the Fall mood as I know it will be full-on gear after Thanksgiving in a couple days to start in on those Christmas creations.  I love Fall so I think I'm going to try to hold on to it for as long as I possibly can! LOL!

I have a few more thank you cards to get put in the mail and I'd like to do that before Thanksgiving gets here.  So to start off with, here's a pretty sunflower trio:
Sunflowers are just perfect for the Fall time with their big beautiful blooms!
I have used this awesome sunflower image from STAMPlorations Bloom Sketches.  I have stamped it three times on a piece of vanilla card stock with chocolate chip ink and then fussy cut them out.  I took some distress inks to sponge some color on them as well.

For the background panel, I took a piece of vanilla card stock and used the same sunflower image and stamped it repeatedly in the background with kraft ink.  I also used the same ink to sponge around the edges of this panel. I then took two of the cut out sunflowers and placed them on each side of the stamped front panel and then  I took a wonky stitched rectangle die to cut it out and mount it over a vanilla A2 sized top folding card base.

I took the third sunflower and wrapped some gold thread to make a nest and then attached some foam tape to the back of it to pop it out over the other two sunflowers.
I then die cut the STAMPlorations Thanks word die in gold foil paper and glued it above the sunflower trio.  I then took the sentiment from the same Bloom Sketches set and stamped it in chocolate chop ink right below the word die.

Here's a closer view of the details:
Here you can see the reflection of the gold paper from the die cut sentiment along with the gold threads behind the sunflower and how it's popped up.  You will also notice that in the centers of the sunflowers I took a gold gel pen and added a few dots as well as the petals on the sunflowers where I added some Wink of Stella clear glitter to give it a bit more sparkle.

I hope you've enjoyed my card today and I'll be back tomorrow with another one to share! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by, I love reading your thoughts!


1.  STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop - make a thankful/grateful creation

2.  STAMPlorations November Challenge - theme and sketch
(I used the theme:  stamps & 3 of anything)

3.  STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge

4.  CAS-ual Fridays (CFC161) - Be Thankful

5.  Crafty Friends - Blossoms


Patti J said...

Vicki, this is SO pretty! I'm loving all of the metallic papers this fall. I agree with you about the fall cards. So sad that we seem to have to jump from Halloween to Christmas with barely a whisper of Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us! And...Happy Thanksgiving!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Vicki, your sunflowers are beautiful and the touch of gold thread is great!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Vicki..love the sunflowers and gold thread and the background looks fabulous as does the gold "Thanks"..really lovely card.


Debra K. said...

You've created a gorgeous card with just a sunflower stamp, amazing! A wonderful card design and the gold Thanks, thread and Wink of Stella look lovely as well as the gold gel pen. Love it! Debra x

coldwaters2 said...

WOW this is absolutely gorgeous Vicki I love Sunflowers so seeing this amazing creation has brought me so much joy and delight, it is awesome
lorraine x

Lori Kobular said...

Those sunflowers are gorgeous, such a beautiful Thank You card!

Margreet said...

Beautiful Vicki! Love all your stamping (and cutting)...the touch of gold in the heart of the flowers is a great detail and the golden thanks is amazing!
xxx Margreet

Shelly said...

...Sigh...sorry for being absent from visiting, my friend. Things are good, just busy. I hope all is well for you?!...You card is simply, BEAUTIFUL! Love the sunflowers and gold!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!! Hugs

CaroleAnn said...

Love how you incorporated your image in the background! Just beautiful and I know how it feels to want to hold onto the fall - me too. But after Thanksgiving - let the Christmas creations begin - I am so behind but it all works out. Have a blessed Thanksgiving, my friend. Hugs
PS I loved your art journal page - I too only started the art journal craze this year and I love it - freedom to let go and be surprised each and every time! xxoo

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Vicki and just adore the sunflowers.
Linda xxx

laurie said...

Awesome fussy cut sunflowers....so pretty Vicki! I love the bit of shine too!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Background that you created so beautifully highlights the golden sunflowers. I love the tranquility of this card and its beauty.
BożenA xx

Pia S said...

Kraft ink, that sounds like 'a must have' for me! I so love the look it gives this background, subtle yet spectacular. This is one gorgeous card!

Mac Mable said...

Thank you so much for finding time to stop by my blog and leave such kind comments, very much appreciated. Your colour combination on today's card is amazing. Clever masking and loving the pop of gold. Thank you for sharing this beauty x

Annette Stapylton said...

Wow you have done an amazing job with this card with one stamp. It looks fabulous. Well done. Love it.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Crafty Friends Challenge #45 and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT Member

Lola said...

So pretty, plus I LOVE sunflowers (and daisies). The little bit of gold thread looks so elegant.

Kim said...

This is gorgeous! That gold paper looks awesome.

LeAnne said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you stamped the background! So cool! And the gold diecut and gold thread really gives it a classy look! I think you can never go wrong with sunflowers!

Fiki said...

gorgeous card!

Nonni said...

Wow, wow and wow! I think this is the most beautiful card I've ever seen made with these sunflowers! I truly love the layout and your creative use of color. I think I simply must CASE this card! Love it!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card love the sunflowers and the stamped background you certainly get the best out of your stamps
\Carol x

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Vicki! Not only is your card vibrant and gorgeous, but I love the ways you have utilized the stamp, both in the background and foreground! Lovely! Hugs, de

Craft-E-Place said...

Stunning sunflowers beautiful colours and I love the pop of gold.
Elaine (GDT STAMPlorations)

Jerrie said...

AMAZING! Fabulous background and I love the sunflowers! The way you did the sentiment is so nice! This card looks like a Hallmark!

LauraJane:) said...

Fantastic card Vicki!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Congratulations Vicki,
He was right and marveling at Your card. You szczęscilym winner in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps :-))

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your card is lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘Blossoms’ challenge theme… hope you can join us for our next challenge and good luck in the draw.
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Woooww Vicki
I love that metalic Paper too
and love the strings in gold too
that background Flower woooww so adorable against the yellow sunflower
Stunning card Vicki yaay
love love love

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