My upline challenged us to use our our new punches, and I got carried away, so come back this weekend to see what else I've come up with. Today's post contains a sunny thank you, perfect for just about anyone in your life!
I actually used the poinsettia stamp from a Christmas stamp from last fall's Occasions catalog to create the sunflower. Unfortunately this stamp set (Berry Christmas) is now retired, but perhaps you can dig through your stash to find a similar stamp that can be repurposed. I just stamped it on and cut it out by hand.
The white scallop is one of our new border (scallop trim border) punches being offered only during Sale-a-bration...you can earn it free with any $50 purchase. A coordinating corner punch is available in the Oocasions mini catalog until April 30, 2010.
A couple other items to note: the strip of patterned paper is more yummy paper from the Sweet Pea collection (I told you I couldn't get enough!!!), as is the felt leaf on the sunflower. For some added interest and depth, I stamped the sunflower image repeatedly on the so saffron cardstock using so saffron ink for a watermarked look, and I also ran the chocolate chip background through the Big Shot machine with an embossing plate.
Supplies used on this card:
Whisper White (#100730 for 8.5"x11"' or #106529 for 12"x12")
So Saffron (#105118 for 8.5"x11" or #107088 for 12"x12")
Old Olive (#100702 for 8.5"x11"or #106544 for 12"x12")
Chocolate Chip (#102128 for 8.5"x11" or #107102 for 12"x12")
Stampin' Dimensionals (double-sided foam dots) - #104430
Snail Adhesive - #104332 (refills #104331)
Sticky Strip for securing the ribbon - #104294
Scallop Trim Border Punch - #118402
Top Note Die - #113463
Big Shot Machine - #113439
Standard Texturz Impressions Pad - #114614
Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber - #114615
Texturz Plate - Stampin' Up Backgrounds 1 - #114512
Paper Snips for handcutting the sunflower - #103579
Chocolate Chip Classic (thank you) - #100908
So Saffron Classic - #105123
Patterned Paper: Sweet Pea designer series paper - #117161
Stamp Set: Sale-a-bration set: Happy Moments (used the thank you sentiment repeatedly) - #118664 for the wood mount set, #119125 for the cling mount set -you can earn this set free with any $50 purchase.
1/4" grosgrain ribbon in old olive - #111368
Designer Buttons - Button Latte - #114333
Sweet Pea Felt - #117266