Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Sunflowers On Parade

I'm going to a friends summer cottage on an island here in Maine, and I wanted to bring her a hostess gift. She lives very simply and loves flowers so I thought I'd make her a set of note cards using sunflowers as the theme, since it is sunflower season here in Maine. The design is simple and uncluttered and a wee bit vintage.

I dug out all my sunflower stamp images so that each card is the same, but different.
I'll list the sets I used to create these at the end.
This is the burlap bag I made to put the cards in. I stamped the image on a piece of muslin and heat set it with my iron after I was done.
Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

Card #4

Card #5

Card #6

Here is the complete set:

I would like to also bring a loaf of homemade bread, sunflower, if I can find a recipe online. If anyone has one they'd be willing to share, I'd be greatly appreciative!!

I'm also entering one of the cards I made using the Kitchen Sink Stamps into Darnell's challenge for NBUS, since I just got my first order from them. They take a little practice but are really quite cool with all the different colored layers and detail. I'm also entering one of the cards into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Stamps Used: Kitchen Sink Multi Step Sunflowers, PTI Petite Pots, Simple Sunflowers, Garden Variety, Flower Favorites, Postmarks, Penny Black Petal Power and sentiments from WPlus9's Fresh Cut Flowers.


Marcia Hill said...

Oh my goodness Birgit...this whole set is absolutely stunning and I'm very jealous of your friend right now! What a perfect gift!! I love how they're all the same but so different! My favorites are #3 and #4...your coloring is just flawless on these. And totally love the little bag you'll present them in...SO pretty! Have fun visiting and hope someone has a recipe for you!! :0)

Marlena M. said...

This set is phenomenal Birgit! The recipient will be so lucky. ;)

Natalie said...

What a lovely sunflower gift set for your friend. She will love your thoughtfulness. So glad you have joined in our celebration of 200 challenges at Word Art Wednesday! Thanks for playing along!!

Janeen said...

What a beautiful gift to share w your friend. I have been seeing this postage stamp look and need to dig out my dies for that. I saw your card on NBUS

Janeen said...

What a beautiful gift to share w your friend. I have been seeing this postage stamp look and need to dig out my dies for that. I saw your card on NBUS

JD/ Jill said...

What a lovely gift you made for your friend! I'm sure she will love it. So creative!

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Jo Ann said...

What an awesome card set! I love it! So glad you joined our 200th Challenge at Word Art Wednesday last week. We have a new Challenge today and I hope you join us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Colossians 2:6-8 which says, "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ." Have a blessed day!