Sending a Smile...



So in love with the Sunflower Sympathy Stamp Set! Those gorgeous blooms are sure to make you smile.  I soo adored my little burlap tag on my last card, that I decided to supersize it for a sunflower card!  Ahhh, the beauty of a Cricut, you can make your dies any size or shape you want!  My scalloped tag is from the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection by Close To My Heart.  Art Philosophy is the first Cricut Collection that Close To My Heart came out with years ago....still my favorite!  I am so glad it has been brought back in digital form.  If you missed it back in the day of actual cartridges, you are in luck!  All of the Cricut Collections have made a comeback in digital form!  The growing pains of changing technology!  I too have had to finally set by Cricut Expressions aside and move on to the Maker.  So far, I am loving the rotary blade!  It cuts burlap soooo smooth! You can find all of the Cricut Collections through my affiliate link.


My sunflower is yet another sample that I did not think was card worthy!  A few touch-ups and it found it's place.  I just can't bare to throw one away! If you want more details on the sunflower coloring, I have listed the steps here.  My leaves for this one are stamped with Intense Black Ink onto New England Ivy Cardstock, with a few highlights added with Copic YG95.  Just in case you have yet to see the set, here is a pic of the complete set-


My sentiment is from the September Stamp of the Month, Random Act of Cardness.  I love the great mix of fonts and sentiments in this set!  The set is only available in the month of September and can be added to a qualifying order for only $5!  Here is look at the full set-


Design Tip: Adhesive is key when working with heavier materials such as burlap.  A tap runner is just not going to hold long term.  Will it hold for the immediate use, yes...but not much longer.  I adhere my burlap and items to my burlap with Liquid Glass adhesive.  Obviously a liquid, which helps get into the seams of the burlap and form a strong bond.  It dries clear and super strong.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1872 Sunflower Sympathy
S1909 September Stamp of the Month, Random Act of Cardness
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5959 New England Ivy Cardstock
Colonial White Cardstock-Retired
Burlap Cardstock-DCWV
Plaid Paper-Camp-A-Lot by Bo Bunny
Z2851 Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z8003 Espresso Exclusive Inks Pigment Ink Stamp Pad
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Z4235 Gold Loose Sequins
Z679 Liquid Glass Adhesive
Copics Y15, Y19, YG95
Burlap Twine-Unknown

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge-Anything Goes w/a Sentiment
Colour Crazy Challenge-Anything Goes w/Colored Image
Crafty Cardmakers-Autumn Colors
Die Cuttin Divas-Just Because
Double Trouble Challenge-Plaid...with a Tag!
Southern Girls Challenge-Tic Tac Toe (Bling Stamp Yellow or Ink Sequins Yellow)
The Sisterhood of Crafters-Embossing
Use Your Stuff-Tags & Frames with the Double Trouble Plaid Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by!

9 comments

missgailly said...

Love that sunflower and that burlap tag. Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail

Billie A said...

Great fall card. I like the burlap tag and awesome sunflower. Thanks for sharing over at Colour Crazy challenge

Billie A
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Diane said...

Very pretty sunflower card for Fall...thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

Gerda said...

This card is beautiful!! Love the pretty tag and the goegeous flower! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Have a great day.
Gerda

Larelyn said...

The perfect card to see on the first day of fall! I love burlap tag and the sunflower is fabulous. Thanks for sharing at Die Cuttin Divas.

jeanchaneyaz said...

Beautiful big sunflower, and burlap looks perfect with it! Thanks for joining us over at the Double Trouble Challenge Blog!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Excellent display of the sunflower and layering...and love the texture of the burlap tag against the bright green and yellow plaid. Thanks for visiting us at Double Trouble and sharing your beautiful card with us and Use Your Stuff.

Dawn Frost said...

Love your sunflowers, great card! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again! Dawn DT

Melanie said...

So bright and beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble.