Saturday, 15 May 2010


Morning everyone, hope you've all got a lovely sunny day like we have here on the South coast. I've found it very inspirational and I have a card to show you that I've managed to make to fit 3 challenges.
In keeping with the lovely weather, I've used warm, sunny colours and my new clear stamp set, Build A Sunflower from Papermania. I saw this in our newly opened branch of The Range and couldn't resist it as I have some of their others and they always stamp so beautifully.
You'll have to excuse the photo which is slightly wonky as I was dodging bright sunlight when I took it so it came out slightly askew (I'm not drunk, honest!!!).
I stamped the sunflower sections in Memories Artprint Brown dye ink and coloured them with Promarkers (Sunflower, Gold and Amber).I cut them out leaving a narrow white border and then went round all the edges with the Amber Promarker to ass emphasis. I stuck them together with ds and foam tape and stuck a dimensional circle over the centre.
I used a mix of papers from the Papermania Sunshine Capsule collection together with a polka dot paper by Polka Doodles from the Paper Boutique CD. I trimmed the edges with small scallop scissors and the polka dot paper was made into a central band by trimming both edges with the Martha Stewart Arch Lattice edge punch.
I covered a small white tag with odd bits of the papers, stamped text from the stamp set on, then inked round the edges with Umber and Marigold VersaColor inks. I wound old gold thread around the top and bottom and finished off with a metal button.
I'm entering the card in the following challenges:
Pink Elephant Challenge - Yellow, Decorated Paper and Buttons
One Stitch At A Time - Going Dotty (my yellow polka dot paper)
Stamp Something - Celebrate


Kamaik said...

Ух ты, какая яркая. летняя, солнечная открытка!!! Очень нравится, восторг!!

Sally H said...

Beautiful! I love it! I've managed to resist the build a butterfly, because I have several similar stamps, but I might have to buy this one!

paperscissors said...

everything about this card is well thought out! congrats on another winning style!

Silvia said...

Fantastic card, Felicity! I love all the DP you used on your card, they look great!
Thanks for joining us at TPE!


Debbi said...

Gorgeous, Fliss! I love the sunflowers!!

Sarah said...

Fabulous card and papers, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope you call back again soon, Good Luck
Sarah xx

sam said...

Lovely card Fliss. Great stamp set too think I might have to get this one too. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT this week.
Sam x

Tammy T said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again.

Tammy said...

Definately sunny...beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT. Smiles...Tammy

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is wonderful, even though it's quite grey here this morning, this card is full of sunshine and warmth :D
Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT this week with our Going Dotty challenge!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Lovely card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at TPE!!
Sheri-TPE DT

Dot Scrap said...

SO BEAUTIFUL. Lovely flower and fantastic card.
Thank you so much for joning us at Stamp Something this week.
Dorte aka