Saturday, September 05, 2009

a sunflower bouquet - DCM challenge

It's been ages since I've made a card for a challenge. This week's daring cardmakers theme of sunflowers got me out of my chair and down the stairs to create a card though. Here are the details:

So, this week it's Rein's turn to set the dare and the theme is simple and straightforward;
We love their happy, sunny appearance, somehow seeing them never fails to cheer, does it? So we'd like to see lots and lots of glorious, cheerful sunflowers on your cards. Poor Rein has had a nasty fall and is very sore and bruised, so hopefully a great big bouquet of sunflowers will cheer her up and bring a smile back to her face.

Here's my card....

The sunflower die cut was made using sunflower dies by Spellbinders. The background layer was edged using the Fiskars lace and lattice corner edger punch and was stamped with sunflower and sun images by Hero Arts. The sentiment is also by Hero Arts. Originally I was going to trim the sunflower and keep the card A2 size. Once I tacked it on the card front though, I decided that I liked the way it looked sticking out beyond the edges and decided to leave it in all its popping-out-of-the-card glory.

Loved the theme, Rein, and I hope that you feel better. :-)


  1. I love its popping out of the card glory too! I really like that background layer as well

  2. Oh I love your sunflower - I will have to be looking out for this die. Fabulous card and the background is just lovely.

    Lynda xxx

  3. Love the composition of this card and your use of the border punches. Really enhances it. Just as a suggestion, why not cut 1 or 2 more sunflowers and layer them to make the sunflower fuller? Hope you don't mind a suggestion...

  4. Thanks for coming by, everyone! And I appreciate the suggestion, Sandi. I like the idea of cutting out more petals and making the flower more full and more like a real sunflower. I'll definitely keep that in mind the next time that I use that die, or a similar one--yes, I do like sunflowers! :-)

  5. I love the simple, yet structured look your card has Jay
    The die cut sunflower is fabulous!


  6. Wow, what a 'clean' card. Love your giant sunflower.

  7. Great card! Love the sunflower and how you used the border punch. Glad you didn't chop it down. I also appreciate that you voiced your opinions in a calm and straightforward manner about PC & SU. And I'd never go anywhere and just post "anonymous"; that's a bit childish, but then so are tattle tales...

  8. This is so pretty, the sunflower looks fab and that lacy edging is just the best.

  9. LOVE the way the sunflower overhangs the edge of the card, just stunning
    En x


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