Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sunflowers and Snails

Hello, hello!  It's my turn to post today over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.
Today I have a couple of whimsical cards for you using Cheery Lynn Designs - Sunflower Set.  Let's get started!

For my first card I cut a frame using Impression Obsession All In One Rectangle Frame.  I really love this die because it cuts multiple frames in graduating shapes and sizes in one pass.  I used the outermost frame on this card and stamped the sentiment around the frame.  I cut the sunflower out of colored card stock and added some distress inks to the edges to add some depth and interest.  The plant pot is cut using Cheery Lynn's Nested Flower Pots, again adding some distress ink to the edges.
Moving on to this cute little Die-Namites Snail.  He's currently on closeout so you might want to grab him while you still can!

This die cuts all the pieces out at once so I used white card stock and colored each piece using copics and then assembled this little guy.  And here's my completed card:

 I have a couple of bonus cards for you because I just couldn't stop playing with the sunflower dies!
 For this card, I cut the Impression Obsession Square Border Die out of the left side of the front card panel.  I added the sunflower and a Memory Box Wonderful Watering Can.  I gently curved the sentiment to wrap around the sunflower.

  And on this card I used a circle cover plate and added the sunflower and a sentiment banner for a quick and easy card.

Here's a list of products I used:

I'm also adding this card to the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

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Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love your happy sunshiny cards! From that super cute snail to that fantastic sunflower, wow! Love them all, but I think your last one is my favorite!

Marcia Hill said...

Did I mention I think you're the Queen of "die cuts"?!!! Oh my Birgit, all three of these cards are fantastic! That sunflower is just gorgeous, and the little snail is just as cute as can be! I am in love with the frame around the first card and absolutely LOVE the stamped sentiment that goes around it...where is that stamp from? And I love that circle die cut behind the sunflower on the last card too! Fabulous, fabulous cards my friend!! :0)

Esther Asbury said...

I love your beautiful sunflower cards -- and I especially love that adorable little snail! So very cute!!

Patti said...

These are hApPy!! cards!! I love the sunflowers and of course your snail which is adorables!! : ) I really love the stamping around your frame! a must CASE idea! : )


Linda said...

Birgit, this is so adorable. Love that sunflower and that lovely frame around it.

Marybeth said...

Absolutely adorable, Brigit! I love the way you colored your dies while they were still inside the negative.... great idea...girl! Darling card!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow, Birgit! A fabulous tutorial, and even MORE fabulous card designs featuring that glorious sunflower. Thank you for showing how you color the white cardstock so the elements are shaded, and for the use of assorted backgrounds. I especially like your tip about stamping around the frame! Wonderful card, and I have pinned it! hugs, de

Sue said...

OMGoodness. These are awesome. That snail is super adorable!!! That frame in the. First card is so great. I'll have to check that one out. Great cards!!

Janice said...

Lovely cards Birgit, to brighten anyone's day! Love the sunflower and the snail :-)

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful cards, Birgit! That is a beautiful sunflower and I love how creative you are to come up with so many wonderful backgrounds for it. Such a cute snail too, I like the idea of coloring it with Copics.

Jill V said...

Fabulous card! I love all the die cut elements - beautifully coloured and the stamped border is absolutely perfect for our challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

Darlene said...

I'm so sorry for being so late in commenting on your blog Birgit but I finally made it! These cards are just wonderful! Filled with feel of sunshine on your face and happiness in your heart. You do such an amazing job using your dies ... keep up the good work! I'm so happy you are on our team ... wonderful inspiration! I look forward to seeing more! Have a fabulous day my friend! Hugs from Ohio!