Monday, June 18, 2018

Cheerful Sunflower

Hello All!

While it is steaming and hot outside, I have been inside crafting!  I tried a technique that I had first seen shared by Jessica Frost Ballas.  I used a new stamp from Technique Junkies, Sunflower Duo, distress inks and Copics. You can get this stamp for 10% off (as well as your entire cart) with code TJ10LeeAnn.

Instead of starting by stamping the image, I started by smooshing distress inks from my craft mat onto my watercolor paper.  I dried the ink in between layers.  Once I was happy with the distress ink background, I stamped the image and added more color with Copics.
Did a little fussy cutting along the right side of the image panel and then added a sentiment.  The sentiment, from the Grand Greetings Stamp Set, was heat embossed on vellum.  Lastly, I added a sponged scallop die cut and some sequins for sparkle.
I am linking up to The Flower Challenge where this month's challenge is to use a past challenge.  I am using challenge 12- tic tac toe- distress inks/embossing/sentiment.

I am also linking up to Crafty Cardmakers for their Wet or Dry Embossing challenge~ 

Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann 


  1. Wow, this sunflower looks stunning on that gorgeous background! I also love the white embossing on the vellum for your sentiment! Thank you for playing along with our "Wet or Dry Embossing" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting! Hugs, Maike

  2. I love the technique you used for your beautiful and artistic card!!! The coloring in the same color tone like the background creates so much difference and depth! Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge!

  3. So gorgeous... I specially love the background and amazing color splash.....
    Thanks so much for sharing such fabulous creation with us at Crafty Cardmakers Challenge.
    Hope to see you again soon...

    Good luck...
    Dr Monika Tripathi Shukla
    DT - CCM

  4. I thought for sure you had somehow managed to capture the sun and you were shooting it out from your blog at anyone who visited! In other words, Lee Ann, this just blows me away! I think it's so cool how you made your work of art from the background up and the way you did the border treatment is sensational! A huge WOW!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Stunning colours and texture.. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  6. What a fabulous card - love the Distress Ink background.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  7. Love your ink smooshed background and that sunflower is the perfect match. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at The Flower Challenge.
    Rachel x

  8. Beautiful card. Lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  9. Love that speckly background, it's perfect for the stunning sunflower image.

    Thank you so much for sharing in our 'wet or dry embossing' challenge.

    Crafty Cardmakers


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