cardmaking · papercrafting

Spellbinders Die Cut Sunflower Card

A die cut card using Spellbinders Sunflower from Susan's Garden Favorites Collection.

Who is ready for spring? I’ve been working on some bright sunny birthday cards featuring Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Favorites Collection. Today I chose the beautiful Sunflower and Ladybug die set for my two cards.

My Process:

  • I started by making a bunch of yellow and green Gel Press prints for my flower and leaves. I’ve inlcuded a photo of some of my prints below.
  • I also wanted a bright fun background so I taped some watercolor paper to a hard board and brushed water over the surface. Then I mixed Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks with Shimmer Spray (no water was added) and I painted it on the watercolor paper. I wanted an intense color so I applied three layers but I didn’t bother to let it dry in between. The background is so pretty in person but its hard to see the sparkle in the photos.
  • I die cut the bloom three times for each sunflower. Using a bone folder I shaped the blooms and leaves.
  • The flower center is die cut from and a brown gel press print and a specialty “football” paper that has the texture of a football
  • I wanted to anchor the background so I die cut a frame using Spellbinders Essential Rectangles from 80 lb. cardstock.
  • I assembled the card with liquid glue (frame) and foam tape for the leaves, blooms and sentiment.
Spellbinders die cut Sunflower + Essential Rectangles frame

I think the result is a bright happy card!

Spellbinders Susan's Garden Favorites Sunflower + Gel Press Prints.

I love these sunflowers so I made a second card with a few modifications:

  • I made an A2 card from yellow green cardstock.
  • The frame was die cut from brown cardstock.
Die Cut Sunflower Card

I am so pleased you stopped by! I always love to read your comments, so if you have a moment, let me know what you think.

Karen

6 thoughts on “Spellbinders Die Cut Sunflower Card

  1. *gasp* You took my breath away! I love, love, love these! Girl, the colors, the flowers, the…..everything! 💜 I would be thrilled if it was my birthday and I received that in the mail. Simply adore!
    Girl, how about this kooky weather?!? We were 88*F day before yesterday and today we were 36*F! You guys were probably even colder than that. I’m so ready for Spring. 💐 Stay warm, my friend.

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    1. I just followed you on IG. Your cards are gorgeous! 💜 I am a week old on IG. My plan is to use it for my cards, but, as my friend says, Senor Mojo broke up with me. I’m coming off of a long and serious injury so I hope to get back to being myself soon enough. 😀

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  2. Thanks so much, Karen. I haven’t posted anything on my IG yet, but I hope soon. I do have followers, though. 😂😂😂 It’s mostly friends like you. I had one unknown lady follow me. She’s a crafter, but I had no clue who she was. I messaged her a hello and it turns out that she likes my comments to a mutual crafter friend. I think people like happy and encouraging people. I think she likes my personality. 😀 I am hopeful to get my life back soon. I cut a varicose vein while shaving my legs. It turned life-threatening pretty quick with a DVT. I went from running 5 miles every day to barely able to stand or walk. I was mistaken in thinking that once that passed that my life would go back to normal. That injury set off an avalanche of other injuries and scary, scary complications. It turned into a years (plural) long thing and not just months. I’m just over 8 years now and I am just now finally better. I faced surgery twice and since pain meds don’t work on me, I spent the entire 8 years in blinding, brutal pain that made me consider ending my own life. BUT the Lord is faithful and I am here. He’s promised to fully restore and resurrect me and my life. I’m just exhausted (battle weary) and lost my mojo, but I will be back soon enough. I have a lot of things yet to accomplish. I didn’t have a good support system. I had people (family) who would tell me to shut up when I was crying in brutal pain. It was annoying to them. They even laughed at me and what I was going through. So, I understand the value and power of an encouraging word. 💜

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    1. I am glad to hear you finally recovered…what a journey you’ve had! I am so glad you were able to keep your friendly positive attitude through everything. Continue taking care of yourself. Take care friend.

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