Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A series of Sunflowers

Hubs and I took a day trip out wandering around following the GPS prompts to end up at a sunflower field in Maryland last month. There were rows and rows of the flowers; and lots of flying bugs. Fortunately, the bees were only interested in the flowers and not the humans.

I've always had a fondness for sunflowers, so I thought I would make a series of sunflower cards.

The flowers were cut using Simon Says Stamp  Radient Sunflower die. Sentiment from Hero arts, I also used a brick stencil and embossing folder from Sizzix.   Impossible to see here, the petals are coated in yellow WOS.

  Stamps: Lawn Fawn and Stampendous

Stamps: Winnie and Walter and PTI, EF Cuttlebug

A bit of free hand water coloring.

And lastly, a simple panel die-cut from my sweet friend Barb, that was simply mounted on a yellow card base. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. what a wonderful array of sunflowers Cat - love them all! saw many gorgeous sunflower fields in MN when i was up there - love seeing how the heads turn to the sun or when there is no sun and they are sort of drooping.

  2. Those fields of sunflowers are amazing! Haven't run across one in a long time, so I enjoyed seeing your pictures, Cat! And I'm so glad to see how they inspired you! I love them all, but was drawn to the one with the gingham going down the side.

  3. I love them all and definitely couldn't pick a favorite. What a fun series of cards! Good idea!

  4. Wow! Your cards just keep getting better & better, Cat! Wonderful photo collage & great variety of cards--the stenciled background is perfect behind those beautiful flowers & the last one is just stunning!

  5. This is great! I love how you've shown us in your beautiful creations the way in which you were inspired by what you saw!

  6. Love all your cards and the photos too! Sunflowers are among my favorite flowers too.

  7. OH I would love to see those fields! Cat your series is fabulous, with all of the different techniques ... that last one? Steals my CAS lovin' heart!

  8. Beautiful set of cards. Great to see so many ideas :)

  9. Sounds like a lovely hike, Cat ... it certainly inspired a collection of gorgeous cards ... they're all so lovely ... that last one is especially beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

  10. I'm so sorry for my late visit...I love how you played with the die cut, and it looks like you were totally inspired by those Sunflower fields...Gorgeous collection of cards, Cat! Thanks for sharing all those great photos with us, too :)


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