The challenge at Double D Challenges is Sunflowers. I can definitely pick out a real live majestic sunflower growing in someone’s garden however in my stamp collection it was a little more difficult. So just in case these are not actual sunflowers, I created a very “sunny” background using three different stamps and distress inks. Using my Waffle Flowers A2 layering dies I cut out my background piece and then cut the thin border from GKD Lucky Clover cardstock. The stamps used to create the background are Gina K Designs’ Eclectic Summer, Love and Prayers, Heartfelt for the sentiment and the fussy cut sunflowers are StampinUp! Touch of Nature.
I initially cut the sentiment circle on vellum and stamped with my go to VersaFine Black Onyx…..MISTAKE. I had smears all over then I tried gluing the vellum in sections to the green layering circle and covering with sequins until I realized it was a hot mess! Perfect for these hot days of summer!! Deconstructed the sentiment section very carefully and used white cardstock for the sentiment circle. Whew!! Saved my project and didn’t even think twice about tossing. I really liked the background and was undecided if I wanted to cover it but what’s one more sun-ny flower.
Thanks for looking. Stay cool. Stay Safe.