Thursday, May 29, 2008

Layered Sunflower

Even though we moved into our new house way over a year ago, I still haven't unpacked all my craft stuff!! (Yes, I have way too much stuff!) So I was going through some boxes and came across a bunch of stamps I forgot I had! This sunflower image is from Penny Black and I got really excited when I found it because I could color with my Copics and do a bit of paper tole!

The little bee is from My Favorite Things. It's in the Bundles of Bouquets set and I think it's just the cutest little thing!

I stamped the image 3 times to get all the layering I wanted. You can see from the close-up picture that I popped up the whole flower head (and offset it so it looks like the flower has more petals), and then just the center. I did just a tiny bit of shaping for even more dimension - curled the edges of the top layer of petals and then made the center somewhat rounded.

It's a little hard to see, but I also popped up the top and bottom rims of the pot. For those, I just put a few layers of scrap cardstock underneath so they wouldn't stick up too much.

And then I put the entire thing on foam tape so it would float over the dotted background (sorry for over using the Swiss Dots background but I just adore the way it looks!!).

Other materials used: white cardstock - Georgia Pacific; yellow cardstock - Stampin' Up!; Black Graphite Brilliance ink - Tsukineko; Copic markers and clear Spica glitter pen (on the bee wings)


  1. I love this card!! The 3D effect is awesome!! Beautifully done!

  2. wow!! what a bright ,fun card ~just love the image and the embossed backgroud is ideal!! fab!!
    vanessa xx

  3. WOW!! This is absolutley gorgeous. The layering is so effective! Those stamps are great too!

  4. very all the depth you do when you make your cards.

  5. Such a pretty card Maureen and I love the depth to it. I have to agree the little bee is so cute


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