Tuesday 11 May 2021

Celebrate Sunflowers for PP540

I really should have been doing other things this afternoon but the colour challenge at The Paper Players was just too tempting!

One of the things I like about going through my shelves to move retired items to a different zone is that it reminds me of lovely sets that I've got. Celebrate Sunflowers is one of these and I gave myself a mental kick for not having used it more - which led to putting it out on the desk so I couldn't forget it again!

Using it for a red, black and grey challenge wasn't the obvious choice but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. 

I started by stamping the sunflower in Tuxedo Black and colouring it with Stampin' Blends in Cherry Cobbler and Gray Granite. I fussy cut it out and sponged the edges.

I white-embossed the image again on Basic Gray card, added some die-cut leaves and popped the Cherry Cobbler sunflower up on dimensionals.

Originally, I'd been going to use 'Wishing you brighter days ahead' as the sentiment but the more I worked on the card, the more celebratory it became - at least in my mind. 😀

So I took the 'Let's celebrate you' sentiment from the set and masked it down to 'Let's celebrate'. I felt that way it could be for a birthday, an anniversary, an engagement or just because.

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  1. Beautiful Jan, I just may have to CASE😊

    1. Thank you, Shirley! I hope you do -I'd love to see it. :-)

  2. This is very striking, Jan! You highlighted the versatility of this set perfectly! Thanks for playing along with us this week, always love seeing your creations in the gallery!

  3. Oh Jan, this is gorgeous! I love the white embossed sunflowers and that gorgeous big, red bloom! What a wonderful way to use our color combo! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

  4. Jan this card is amazing! I would never in a million years have used this set in this colourway, yet it looks like it was made for it! That bold red bloom is so striking - gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  5. Jan, I knew it was a winner when I saw it, Congratulations.😊