Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sunflower Two Ways

Hello and Happy Sunday to YOU!

Today I am sharing two cards with you, both using the Single Sunflower from Technique Junkies, but they are two very different cards.

This first one may not initially appear to be stamped with a sunflower, but if you look closely, you will see the yellow outline of it.  This is actually a gel plate print.  I started with some acrylic paint and the Scribble Mask Stencil from A Colorful Life Stencils. I layered a few paints incorporating the stencil until I was happy with what I had.
I then pressed the Single Sunflower stamp carefully onto the gel plate, then lifted it off, removing paint in the process.  I lifted my print and left the paint dry.  I kept things very simple by simply heat embossing the sentiment from the  Sunflower Sentiments Stamp set.
 My colors were inspired by the mood board at SumMoreFun challenge~

The next card was done with the 'fast watercoloring' technique by Jennifer McGuire~

 The sunflower was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in gold.  I then applied distress inks to the flower parts, using the direct to paper technique.  Once I had good coverage, I spritzed the parts with water and set them aside to dry.
Once dry, I fussy cut the sunflower and leaves out.  I added these pieces, along with some diecuts to a hoop wreath.  The sentiment is Always Be There. Sequins finish off the card.
I am linking up my second card to the 'Just Us Girls' Challenge, which is to use fast watercolor technique.  

If you want to do some discounted shopping, use code TJ10LeeAnn at
 Technique Junkies and you will get a 10% discount on your entire cart (excluding clearance).  

Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann 


  1. WOW! They are both so STUNNING!! Gorgeous cards and I'm so happy you had time to play along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamp Challenge! We hope you play along with us again! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Theresa (SumMore Fun DT)

  2. Lovely cards. The gold embossing looks great on the 2nd card. [Bunny]

  3. Both cards look amazing. I really love how you did the background on the first card, that was very creative. And the gold outline on the flower for the second card is beautiful.

    **Thank you for joining in the ~SumMore Fun~ mood board challenge, I hope to see you again**

    Have a wonderful day,
    Jessica (SumMore Fun DT Member)
    Polka Dot Orchard

  4. Oh my goodness! Even though these cards both have sunflowers on them, they are vastly different yet equally beautiful. Thank you for joining the mood board challenge at SumMore Fun!

  5. Beautiful! I love how you did the fast watercolor using gold ep, beautiful effect! Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

  6. Very different indeed, Lee Ann, and both wonderful. The watercolor technique on the gold embossed sunflower is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

  7. Wow!!! Such pretty cards!! I love the details. Wonderful job. Thank you for joining in our Mood Baord Challenge at SumMoreFun.
    (SumMoreFun DT Member)


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