Sunday, January 28, 2018

Showcasing Sunflowers



Today I have a few more cards I’ve designed to send to my Sister-in-Law for her to give away.  I am always looking for good Scripture to add to the cards so that they can be used to encourage others, so today I’ve combined a set from The Cat’s Pajamas and a set from Our Daily Bread Designs.  From TCP it’s Sketchy Flowers and from ODBD it’s Scripture Collection 4.  

I love the hope and light that sunflowers represent, so I used the sunflowers from the Sketchy Flowers set a bit differently on these two designs.  On the left I used the stamps without the outlines, and on the right I used more of the outline stamps - so they both have a similar but unique feel.  


To make this design I started with a 4 1/8 x 5 1/4 inch piece of white cardstock, stamped the verse in the center with my MISTI, then step by step stamped the sunflowers around the perimeter.  I added a bit of orange to the tips of some of the flowers, and green to the leaves, and added the brown center of the sunflowers with a marker to stamp technique.  

Then I took an MFT die and cut out the scalloped rectangle center of the design to give it more of a framed feel.  I held onto that tiny frame and I’ll show you what I did to create another card with it later this week.  Instead of just 2 cards, I managed 4 from this stamping! Gotta love that!



Here’s the second design where it shows more of the orange ink I used with the outline stamp in this set to give it a bit of a different look.  Then it’s just some simple twine to finish off both cards.  


7 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful Christine
Gr Karin

Conniecrafter said...

They are beautiful, I do love the one with the extra orange outline!

Leslie Miller said...

ODBD certainly has the best scripture stamps, and your beautiful sunflowers do exude joy and hope. Lovely, Christine!

Camille Short said...

OH so gorgeous!

Traci M said...

Christine, I just love these!! I have quite the collection of scripture stamps and want to use them more often. The framing idea is just what I need for a jumpstart. Your sunflowers are the perfect background too!! Both cards are lovely. What a beautiful and thoughtful thing to do for your sister!

Traci M said...

Christine, I just love these!! I have quite the collection of scripture stamps and want to use them more often. The framing idea is just what I need for a jumpstart. Your sunflowers are the perfect background too!! Both cards are lovely. What a beautiful and thoughtful thing to do for your sister!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, I love this first set of cards and how you've die cut the scalloped die (for the second set -- so clever). And I truly love the sunflowers to showcase this wonderful Scripture verse. What a wonderful and uplifting verse that we all can and should remember each day. Much love! Hugs! xoxo