Friday, 30 April 2010

You are My Sunshine!

Hey Blogland, and how are you today? I'm hoping that today's project will pop a little bit of sunshine into your day! As, if the weather where you are is anything like it is here in the South East of England you just might need it... A typical British Bank Holiday Weekend with cold winds blowing in from the North is forecast and the chance of rain! But the gardens need it!! yeah whatever!!!So here we are with today's project.. Sunflowers are reminiscent of late summer, but I suspect the bright Yellows and Golds would give any recipient a lift at anytime of the year and suitable for both a male or a female card...I took at A4 piece of White card and scored it at 2", 4" & 7 3/4"and folded it to form a concertina.I then cut a piece of cloud card @ 4" x 8 1/4"this was stuck to the back panel of the card.I then cut a piece of wall printed card @ 2" x 8 1/4"and stuck that to the front panel of the card.I then took some Sunflower adhesive borders, which are a new product featured in the New Do Crafts Essentials Promotion, and stuck them to the front panel. I think they look so effective against the wall background.I then cut 3 different length strips from some grey boardand coloured them Green using a Green Permanent Pen from Do Crafts, although a Copic or ProMarker Pen would work equally as well.I punched a Beech Leaf from some complementary Green card stock and stuck it to the back of the flower stem, I used the Sunflower Elements toppers to finish off the whole Sunflower.Although slightly difficult to see, the leaf punch not only cuts but it also embosses which adds an extra dimension to the project.Once I had stuck the 3 Sunflowers to the back of the card I finished it off with a Simple sentiment from the Build a Sunflower Stamp Set, adding a few gems to complete the card..
Enough to brighten any ones day I think...
Have a great day & thanks for checking us out.
See you soon

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card Andy...a sign that summer is on the way.

    Toni :o)