Friday, July 15, 2011


Happy Friday!!

I just recently got this Scallop Square die for my BigShot and I absolutely LOVE it!! I have cut quite a few these scallop squares out, but haven't put them to use on any cards yet. So, this morning, after I stamped down this new stamp from SU! conveniently called, "Sunflower," I thought the scallop background would look cute! I started off with my image panel being 4.5x4.5 and all of a sudden it was cut down to 3x3! This card is pretty small measuring 4.25x4.25!

I absolutely LOVE this stamp and I think my card turned out pretty cute! I would say this stamp is a must have for anyone who has a love for Sunflowers. 

Here are the deets on how I made this card:

Using my SU! marker Daffodil Delight, I colored all the petals directly on the stamp. Then, I took my Chocolate Chip marker and started to color the inside of the flower. The, I grabbed my Early Espresso marker and just colored in the center trying to blend the Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso together. Next I Stamped down the Sunflower onto my paper. The cardstock size I started out with was 4.25x4.25 but then I cut it all the way down to 3x3! 

Next I sponged some Crumb Cake all around my image panel. Next I roughed up all the edges of my cardstock and the took some Early Espresso and sponged all around the roughed up edges.

Next I chose some Crumb Cake  cardstock (3 1/8" x 3 1/8") to place under my image panel and then I used some Early Espresso cardstock (3 1/4 x 3 1/4) to place under that! I texturized the Early Espresso to help my image panel POP a bit more! As you can see, I LOVE layers! lol 

I thought it needed ONE more layer... so, I chose some Very Vanilla cardstock (3.5" x 3.5") and sponged all the edges with some Crumb Cake and then a little Early Espresso.  Then roughed up all the edges and added it to my base which is the Scallop Square that I cut out with Early Espresso. 

Next, I used some twine and an Early Espresso button in the center and added a tiny tag (I LOVE the tiny tag punch and stamp set) and then sponged it a bit with some Crumb Cake. 

Hoe you all like my Sunflower card!!
Happy Friday, everyone!!


  1. Just found your blog. Your cards are spectacular!! Will be following regularly.


  2. Glad to see you are back. I love all of your work and I am constantly checking for inspiration.

  3. Beautiful! Love this stamp! Where is the fold?

  4. The fold is on the other side of the square scallop. I took some Very Vanilla cardstock, 3.5" x 7" and folded it in half. Then I adhered it to the back of the scallop square! Hope that helps!!~

  5. That helps. Thank you! I have been looking for a good reason to purchase this stamp, you gave it to me:)

  6. Since I love sunflowers (my stamping tower is decorated with them), guess what my next stamp will be???

  7. This card is beautiful!! I love how you stamped/colored that sunflower, WOW!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #32 with a link back to your blog on 9-4-11. Make sure to stop by on Sunday to check out all the picks and to pick up your Blog Badge for being featured too!!

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    Take care
    Tiffany Bauer

  8. Found your blog from My Craft Picks #32. This is a gorgeous card & have loved this stamp since I saw it in the catty. I think you have inspired me to buy it now!!

  9. A Award Winning Masterpiece. I'm still trying to figure out how to get email updates from your blog. Maybe you can "add" my email addr for me. I dont want to miss seeing your beautiful magazine cover cards.
    xo, Marian